Criminology Explains School Bullying

Criminology Explains School Bullying

by Robert A. Brooks, Jeffrey W. Cohen

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In this book, Robert A. Brooks and Jeffrey W. Cohen provide a concise, targeted overview of the major criminological theories to explain the phenomenon of school bullying, bringing to life what is often dense and confusing material with concrete case examples. Criminology Explains School Bullying is a valuable resource in criminology or juvenile delinquency classes, as well as special-topics classes on school violence, bullying, or the school-to-prison pipeline. Charts, critical thinking questions, and implications for practice and policy illuminate real-world applications, making this is a go-to book for teachers, students, and researchers interested in an empirically driven synthesis of criminological theory as it applies to school bullying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520298279
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Series: Criminology Explains , #2
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Brooks is Professor of Criminal Justice at Worcester State University. He is the author of Cheaper by the Hour: Temporary Attorneys and the Deprofessionalization of the Law and coauthor of Confronting School Bullying: Kids, Culture, and the Making of a Social Problem.

Jeffrey W. Cohen is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Washington Tacoma and coauthor of Confronting School Bullying: Kids, Culture, and the Making of a Social Problem.

Table of Contents


1 • The Nature, Scope, and Response to School Bullying 
2 • Deterrence, Rational Choice, and Victimization Theories
3 • Micro-Level Theories
4 • Social Structure Theories
5 • Social Process Theories
6 • Critical Criminology and Restorative Justice
7 • Integrationist, Life Course, and Developmental Theories 


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