Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? presents a comprehensive and integrated approach to introductory criminology. Acclaimed authors and professors Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts skillfully connect criminological theories to real-life cases to help students better understand criminology fundamentals. They thoroughly introduce theoretical perspectives that explain criminal behavior and are most respected by modern criminologists, while illustrating the theories with real-life examples such as street violence and property crimes. This text also includes many contemporary topics that are not well represented in competing texts, such as cybercrime, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, and identity theft.
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About the Author
Pamela Schram has published on such topics as female offenders, especially those women involved in violent offenses as well women in prison. Her research interests also include examining treatment effects on gang and non-gang members. She is currently focusing on issues pertaining to elderly prisoners. Dr. Schram has been involved in various research projects that have primarily focused on evaluating treatment effectiveness such as juvenile diversion options and programs for at-risk youths. She has published three books, four book chapters, and over 20 scholarly papers. Dr. Schram received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino.
Stephen G. Tibbetts, currently a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, has been pursuing an understanding of criminal offending for over the past two decades. He has attempted to discover the extent to which individuals’ inherent dispositions and attitudinal traits contribute to their offending decisions, especially in relation to other factors, such as demographic, developmental, and situational factors. Dr. Tibbetts’ research has included work on the differences between men and women in their decisions to commit deviant behavior, as well as their perceptions of risk and consequences of getting caught. His additional research interests include the effects of perinatal disorders as an influence in future criminality, the etiology of white-collar crime, and gang intervention. Dr. Tibbetts has published nine books and more than 50 scholarly papers examining various issues in criminology. He received the 2011 Outstanding Professor Award at CSU, San Bernardino. He previously worked extensively as an Officer of the Court in providing recommendations for dispositions of numerous juvenile court cases from 1997 to 2008.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to CriminologyCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesMotor Vehicle TheftComparative CriminologyRanking Regions/Countries on Rates of Motor Vehicle TheftHigh Profile Crimes: Why Do They Do It? Jerry SanduskyChapter 2. Classical School of Criminological ThoughtCase StudyWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes The Harp BrothersFirst Documented Serial Killers in the US1Applying Theory to CrimesOther Assaults (Simple)Comparative CriminologyRanking Countries by Rate of Prison PopulationChapter 3. Contemporary Classical and Deterrence ResearchCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesDriving Under the InfluenceComparative CriminologyRanking Countries by Rates of Beer Consumption and Rates of Threats/AssaultsWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Gary RidgwayThe Green River KillerChapter 4. Early Positivism: Biological Theories of CrimeCase StudyWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Dr. Harold ShipmanThe Second Most Prolific Serial Killer in World HistoryApplying Theory to Crimes: BurglaryComparative Criminology: Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for BurglaryChapter 5. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal BehaviorCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesAggravated AssaultComparative CriminalityRanking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for AssaultWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Charles WhitmanUniversity of TexasChapter 6. Psychological/Trait Theories of CrimeCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesRapeComparative CriminalityRanking of Countries According to Sexual Offenses or Incidents Against WomenChapter 7. Social Structure Theories of Crime I: Early Development and Strain Models of CrimeCase StudyWhy Do They Do It? High Profile CrimesGang Lu, Ph D: The Student who KilledApplying Theory to CrimesBank RobberyComparative CriminalityBank RobberyChapter 8. Social Structure Theories of Crime II: Social Disorganization and SubculturesCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesStalkingComparative CriminologyComparing Rates of Intimate Violence Committed Against Females Across World Nations/RegionsWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Whitey Bulger–Ringleader of Irish Mafia in South BostonChapter 9. Social Process and Control Theories of CrimeCase StudyApplying Theory to CrimesMurderComparative CriminologyHomicide/Murder RatesWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes - Aileen WuornosNotorious Predatory Female Serial KillerChapter 10. Labeling Theory and Conflict/Marxist/Radical Theories of CrimeCase StudyWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael JacksonApplying Theory to CrimesLarceny-TheftComparative CriminologyRanking Countries by Rate of Larceny-TheftWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Theodore KaczynskiChapter 11. Feminist Theories of CrimeCase StudyComparative CriminologyRanking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Trafficking in PersonsWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Mary K. LetourneauWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Lavinia FisherComparative CriminologyRates of Robbery Across Different Continents/Regions of the WorldChapter 12. Developmental/Life-Course Theories of CrimeCase StudyComparative CriminologyChild AbuseWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Henry L. Earl (arrested 1333 times)Applying Theory to CrimesArsonComparative CriminologyArsonComparative CriminologyComparing Crime Rates of US CitiesChapter 13. White-Collar, Organized Crime, and CybercrimeCase Study: Martha StewartWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael MilkenInside Trader to the Highest ExtentWhy Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes EnronComparative CriminologyRanking Countries as Likeliest of Companies to Pay or Offer Bribes to Win or Retain BusinessApplying Theory to CrimesWhite Collar CrimeComparative CriminologyRanking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Organized CrimeChapter 14. Hate Crimes, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityCase StudyApplying Theory to Part I CrimesTerrorismComparative CriminologyQuality of Rule of Law and Perceived Cost of TerrorismWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - FBI’s Wanted for Domestic TerrorismWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - Timothy Mc VeighChapter 15. Drugs and CrimeWhy Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes- Ryan Thomas HaightComparative CriminologyContact with Drug-Related Problems in the Area of ResidenceApplying Theory to CrimesDrug Selling/Trafficking and Drug UsageHigh Crime Profile: Why Did They Do It? - Pablo Escobar