"This volume contains recent and cutting-edge articles from leading criminological theorists. The book is organized into ten sections, each representing the latest in the multi-disciplinary orientations representing a cross-section of contemporary criminological theory. These sections include: 1: Classical and Rational Choice; 2: Biological and Biosocial; 3: Psychological; 4: Social Learning and Neutralization; 5: Social Control; 6: Social Ecology, Sub-cultural and Cultural; 7: Anomie and Strain; 8: Conflict and Radical; 9: Feminist and Gender; 10: Critical Criminologies: Anarchist, Postmodernist, Peacemaking. The articles were selected based on their contributions to advancing the field, including ways in which the authors of each chapter understand the current theoretical tendencies of their respective approaches and how they envision the future of their theories. Because of this, the articles focus on theory rather than empirical research. Of particular note is the tendency toward integration of different perspectives, as described by editors, Henry and Lukas, in their original introduction to this volume."--Provided by publisher.
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part PART I: CLASSICALAND RATIONAL CHOICE THEORIES chapter 1 Rational Choice, Deterrence, and Theoretical Integration chapter 2 A Crying Shame: The Over-Rationalized Conception of Man in the Rational Choice Perspective part PART II: BIOLOGICAL AND BIOSOCIAL THEORIES chapter 3 A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality chapter 4 Behavior Genetics and Anomie/Strain Theory part PART III: PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES chapter 5 An Alternative Psychology of Criminal Behavior chapter 6 A Sociocognitive Analysis of Substance Abuse: An Agentic Perspective part PART IV: SOCIAL LEARNING AND NEUTRALIZATION THEORIES chapter 7 Moral Disengagement in the Perpetration of Inhumanities chapter 8 When Being Good is Bad: An Expansion of Neutralization Theory part PART V: SOCIAL CONTROL THEORIES chapter 9 In Defense of Self-Control chapter 10 Refining Control Balance Theory part PART VI: SOCIAL ECOLOGY, SUBCULTURAL AND CULTURAL THEORIES chapter 11 Transcending Tradition: New Directions in Community Research, Chicago Style chapter 12 New Directions in Social Disorganization Theory part PART VII: ANOMIE AND STRAIN THEORIES chapter 13 Anomie, Social Change and Crime chapter 14 Building on the Foundation of General Strain Theory: Specifying the Types of Strain Most Likely to Lead to Crime and Delinquency part PART VIII CONFLICT AND RADICAL THEORIES chapter 15 Revisionist History, Visionary Criminology, and Needs-Based Justice chapter 16 The State of the Criminology of Crimes of the State part PART IX: FEMINIST AND GENDER THEORIES chapter 17 Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice: Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash chapter 18 Feminist State Theory: Applications to Jurisprudence, Criminology, and the Welfare State part PART X: CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGIES: ANARCHIST, POSTMODERNIST, PEACEMAKING chapter 19 Constitutive Criminology: Origins, Core Concepts, and Evaluation chapter 20 Against the Law: Anarchist Criminology chapter 21 Restorative Justice: What Is It and Does It Work? part PART XI: CONCLUSION chapter 22 Interdisciplinary Integration: Building Criminology by Stealing from Our Friends.