Out of Control: Assessing the General Theory of Crime / Edition 1

Out of Control: Assessing the General Theory of Crime / Edition 1

by Erich Goode
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Stanford University Press
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Out of Control: Assessing the General Theory of Crime / Edition 1

Out of Control promises to be a key supplemental textbook in criminology and sociology courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Providing an indispensable overview of Gottfredson and Hirschi's influential self-control theory, this fundamental text evaluates whether the theory truly helps us to understand the facts of crime.
A range of prominent criminologists offers diverse views in fifteen original essays, providing students with the first proper assessment of self-control theory. This lucid book addresses important general considerations relevant to the theory, its relationship to other theories of crime, and its relevance to different types of crime. The book ends with a response from the originators of the theory, who tackle their critics' concerns and offer new explanations and revisions. This compelling text will be an asset for academics, researchers, and students interested in explaining criminal behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804758192
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 05/23/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Contributors     xi
General Considerations
Out of Control?: An Introduction to the General Theory of Crime   Erich Goode     3
Measuring Self-Control   Alex R. Piquero     26
Age, Sex, and Racial Distributions of Crime   David F. Greenberg     38
The Undeveloped Concept of Opportunity   Sally S. Simpson   Gilbert Geis     49
Parenting and Self-Control   Francis T. Cullen   James D. Unnever   John Paul Wright   Kevin M. Beaver     61
Theories of Crime
Self-Control and Social Learning Theory   Ronald L. Akers     77
Self-Control, Anomie, and Social Institutions   Richard Rosenfeld   Steven F. Messner     90
On the Compatibility of Social Disorganization and Self-Control   Ross L. Matsueda     102
A Feminist Consideration of Gender and Crime   LeeAnn Iovanni   Susan L. Miller     127
Types of Crime
Low Self-Control and High Organizational Control: The Paradoxes of White-Collar Crime   David O. Friedrichs   Martin D. Schwartz     145
Violent Crime   Richard B. Felson   D. Wayne Osgood     160
Property Crimes   MarcL. Swatt   Robert F. Meier     173
Drug Use and Criminal Behavior   Erich Goode     185
Concluding Thoughts
Self-Control: A Hypercritical Assessment   Gilbert Geis     203
Critiquing the Critics: The Authors Respond   Travis Hirschi   Michael R. Gottfredson     217
Bibliography     233
Index     263

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