Varieties Of Criminology

Varieties Of Criminology

by Gregg Barak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275944859

ISBN-13: 9780275944858

Pub. Date: 11/23/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Whether criminologists position themselves in the left or right of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary

Overview

Whether criminologists position themselves in the left or right of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing new theory or circulating old theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between old and new.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944858
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/23/1993
Series:
Praeger Series in Criminology and Crime Control Policy Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Criminological Theory in the "Postmodernist" Era by Gregg Barak

Mainstream Criminology

Biological and Neuropsychiatric Approaches to Criminal Behavior by C. Ray Jeffery

Crime and Psychology of Mind: A Neo-Cognitive View of Delinquency by Thomas Kelley

Human Ecology and Social Disorganization Revisit Little Rock by Jeffery T. Walker

Strain, Relative Deprivation, and Middle-Class Delinquency by Velmer S. Burton, Jr. and R. Gregory Dunaway

Social Control, Family Structure, and Delinquency by Joseph H. Rankin and L. Edward Wells

The Collective Reality of Crime: An Integrative Approach to the Causes and Consequences of the Criminal Event by Frank Schmalleger and Ted Alleman

A Neofunctionalist Model of Crime and Crime Control by Thomas O'Connor

Critical Criminology

Confronting the Agenda of Authority: Critical Criminology, Anarchism, and Urban Graffiti by Jeff Ferrell

Young People, Culture, and the Construction of Crime: Doing Wrong versus Doing Crime by Mike Presdee

Crime, Excitement, and Modernity by Pat O'Malley and Stephen Mugford

Gender and Justice: Feminist Contributions to Criminology by Susan Caulfield and Nancy Wonders

Law, Ideology, and Subjectivity: A Semiotic Perspective on Crime and Justice by Dragan Milovanovic

Crime, Criminology, and Human Rights: Toward an Understanding of State Criminality by Gregg Barak

References

Index

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