Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings / Edition 5

Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings / Edition 5

by Francis T. Cullen
ISBN-10:
0199301115
ISBN-13:
2900199301118
Pub. Date:
11/13/2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings / Edition 5

Criminological Theory: Past to Present—Essential Readings is a comprehensive reader that exposes students to both classic and contemporary theories of crime. Editors Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox provide accessible yet detailed introductions, preparing students for what they are about to read and placing each selection in context. The fifth edition includes a new Part XIV, entitled "Paying Attention to Race: Theoretical Developments," and new readings covering biology and crime, defensible space, decision-making by criminals, environmental corrections, and the relationship between race, racism, and crime.

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ISBN-13: 2900199301118
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

About the Editors

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He is a Past President of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received ASC's Edwin H. Sutherland Award.

Robert Agnew is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. He is the inventor of the influential "general strain theory." He is a Past President of the American Society of Criminology.

Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She is noted for developing "multicontextual opportunity theory." Her recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Understanding Criminological Theory: A Guide for Readers, Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew

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