Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior / Edition 5

Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior / Edition 5

by Donald J. Shoemaker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195168453

ISBN-13: 9780195168457

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Theories of Delinquency provides a comprehensive survey of major theoretical approaches to the understanding of delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations of the relevant research.…  See more details below

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Theories of Delinquency provides a comprehensive survey of major theoretical approaches to the understanding of delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations of the relevant research. Theories covered include biological and psychological explanations, anomie and social disorganization, differential association, drift theory, labeling theory, critical theories, and explanations of female delinquency. Now in its fifth edition, Theories of Delinquency contains updated discussions of these theories, with special attention given to developmental theories of delinquency. It also offers coverage of international aspects of delinquency theory. Clearly written and consistently organized, Theories of Delinquency is important reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in crime and delinquency.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195168457
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1Explanations of delinquency3
2The classical school : issues of choice and reasoning12
3Biological and biosocial explanations21
4Psychological theories49
5Social disorganization and anomie80
6Lower-class-based theories of delinquency112
7Interpersonal and situational explanations144
8Control theories167
9Labeling theory209
10The radical theory of delinquency228
11Female delinquency246
12Delinquency theory : an integrative approach276

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