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Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? / Edition 2

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9781506347561
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 52,176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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 Criminology
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Motor Vehicle Theft
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Regions/Countries on Rates of Motor Vehicle Theft
High Profile Crimes: Why Do They Do It? Jerry Sandusky
Chapter 2. Classical School of Criminological Thought
Case Study
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes The Harp Brothers—First Documented Serial Killers in the US1
Applying Theory to Crimes—Other Assaults (Simple)
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Countries by Rate of Prison Population
Chapter 3. Contemporary Classical and Deterrence Research
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Driving Under the Influence
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Countries by Rates of Beer Consumption and Rates of Threats/Assaults
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Gary Ridgway—The Green River Killer
Chapter 4. Early Positivism: Biological Theories of Crime
Case Study
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Dr. Harold Shipman—The Second Most Prolific Serial Killer in World History
Applying Theory to Crimes: Burglary
Comparative Criminology: Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Burglary
Chapter 5. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Aggravated Assault
Comparative Criminality—Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Assault
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Charles Whitman—University of Texas
Chapter 6. Psychological/Trait Theories of Crime
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Rape
Comparative Criminality—Ranking of Countries According to Sexual Offenses or Incidents Against Women
Chapter 7. Social Structure Theories of Crime I: Early Development and Strain Models of Crime
Case Study
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes—Gang Lu, Ph D: The Student who Killed
Applying Theory to Crimes—Bank Robbery
Comparative Criminality—Bank Robbery
Chapter 8. Social Structure Theories of Crime II: Social Disorganization and Subcultures
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Stalking
Comparative Criminology—Comparing Rates of Intimate Violence Committed Against Females Across World Nations/Regions
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Whitey Bulger–Ringleader of Irish Mafia in South Boston
Chapter 9. Social Process and Control Theories of Crime
Case Study
Applying Theory to Crimes—Murder
Comparative Criminology—Homicide/Murder Rates
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes - Aileen Wuornos—Notorious Predatory Female Serial Killer
Chapter 10. Labeling Theory and Conflict/Marxist/Radical Theories of Crime
Case Study
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael Jackson
Applying Theory to Crimes—Larceny-Theft
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Countries by Rate of Larceny-Theft
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Theodore Kaczynski
Chapter 11. Feminist Theories of Crime
Case Study
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Trafficking in Persons
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Mary K. Letourneau
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Lavinia Fisher
Comparative Criminology—Rates of Robbery Across Different Continents/Regions of the World
Chapter 12. Developmental/Life-Course Theories of Crime
Case Study
Comparative Criminology—Child Abuse
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Henry L. Earl (arrested 1333 times)
Applying Theory to Crimes—Arson
Comparative Criminology—Arson
Comparative Criminology—Comparing Crime Rates of US Cities
Chapter 13. White-Collar, Organized Crime, and Cybercrime
Case Study: Martha Stewart
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael Milken—Inside Trader to the Highest Extent
Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Enron
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Countries as Likeliest of Companies to Pay or Offer Bribes to Win or Retain Business
Applying Theory to Crimes—White Collar Crime
Comparative Criminology—Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Organized Crime
Chapter 14. Hate Crimes, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Case Study
Applying Theory to Part I Crimes—Terrorism
Comparative Criminology—Quality of Rule of Law and Perceived Cost of Terrorism
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - FBI’s Wanted for Domestic Terrorism
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - Timothy Mc Veigh
Chapter 15. Drugs and Crime
Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes- Ryan Thomas Haight
Comparative Criminology—Contact with Drug-Related Problems in the Area of Residence
Applying Theory to Crimes—Drug Selling/Trafficking and Drug Usage
High Crime Profile: Why Did They Do It? - Pablo Escobar

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