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Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests
     

Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests

by David P. Farrington, Joseph Murray
 

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Labeling theory has been an extremely important and influential development in criminology, but its recent advances have been largely neglected. This volume aims to reinvigorate labeling theory by presenting a comprehensive range of its modern applications. In the first section, Ross Matsueda chronicles the early history of the theory. Fred Markowitz then reviews

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Labeling theory has been an extremely important and influential development in criminology, but its recent advances have been largely neglected. This volume aims to reinvigorate labeling theory by presenting a comprehensive range of its modern applications. In the first section, Ross Matsueda chronicles the early history of the theory. Fred Markowitz then reviews labeling theory research as applied to mental illness. Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson discuss the relationship between labeling theory and correctional rehabilitation. The second section, which is focused on previous tests of labeling theory, begins with a review of prior empirical tests by Kelle Barrick. Anthony Petrosino and his colleagues then summarize their meta-analysis of the impact of the juvenile system processing on delinquency. Lawrence Sherman then discusses experiments on criminal sanctions. The final segment on empirical tests of labeling theory begins with a chapter by Marvin Krohn and his colleagues on the effects of official intervention on later offending. The long-term effects of incarceration are then investigated by Joseph Murray and his colleagues. Finally, Steven Raphael reviews the effects of conviction and incarceration on future employment. This landmark book presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge about labeling theory, and illustrates the importance of this theory for policy and practice. It is the latest volume in Transaction’s acclaimed Advances in Criminological Theory series.

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Labeling Theory details the history of the theory, its evolution and its applications, it considers previous tests of labeling theory, and it considers both the long-term effects of incarceration and both repeat offenders and future employment. The result is a technical survey and a 'must' for any criminology theory student.” —The Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412847940
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Series:
Advances in Criminological Theory , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
277
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

David P. Farrington is emeritus professor of psychological criminology and Leverhulme Trust Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. His major research interest is in the longitudinal study of delinquency and crime.
Joseph Murray is a Wellcome Trust Fellow and senior research associate at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. He has investigated childhood origins of antisocial behavior in several large longitudinal studies.

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