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Overview

Theoretical Criminology, the standard text in its field, has been extensively revised and completely updated. The fifth edition offers new sections on causation in scientific theories, Sampson's theory of collective efficacy, and Anderson's "code of the street." A new chapter on contemporary classicism includes sections on deterrence theory and research, routine activities theory, and rational choice theory. Also included is a new chapter that examines the role of gender in criminology theories, covering feminist criminology and theories of masculinity and crime. Each theory is presented accurately and comprehensively within its historical context. Relevant empirical research is reviewed and assessed, and research issues related to theory testing are also discussed. Lively and engaging, this new edition is designed to appeal to students at all levels. Offering the most precise, clear, and thorough presentation of criminology theories, Theoretical Criminology retains its premier position in the field of criminology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195142020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

The late George B. Vold was a Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1937 until his retirement in 1964. Vold, a renowned scholar, is the author of Prediction Methods and Parole (1931), Survey of Police Training (1937), and Man and Society (1937).
Thomas J. Bernard is Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of The Consensus-Conflict Debate (1983) and The Cycle of Juvenile Justice (1992).
Jeffrey B. Snipes is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. His articles have appeared in Criminology, Crime and Justice, Law and Society Review, Social Forces, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and American Journal of Criminal Justice.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Theory and Crime 1
Ch. 2 Classical and Positivist Criminology 14
Ch. 3 Biological Factors and Criminal Behavior 31
Ch. 4 Psychological Factors and Criminal Behavior 55
Ch. 5 Crime and Economic Conditions 84
Ch. 6 Durkheim, Anomie, and Modernization 100
Ch. 7 Neighborhoods and Crime 117
Ch. 8 Strain Theories 135
Ch. 9 Learning Theories 154
Ch. 10 Control Theories 177
Ch. 11 Contemporary Classicism: Deterrence, Routine Activities, and Rational Choice 196
Ch. 12 The Meaning of Crime 209
Ch. 13 Conflict Criminology 227
Ch. 14 Marxist and Postmodern Criminology 248
Ch. 15 Gender and Crime 267
Ch. 16 Age and Crime 283
Ch. 17 Integrated Theories 301
Ch. 18 Assessing Criminology Theories 318
Index 339
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