xiv, 489 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The context and consequences of theory The search for the "criminal man" Rejecting individualism: the Chicago School Crime in American society: anomie and strain theories Society as insulation: the origins of control theory The complexity of control: Hirschi's two theories and beyond The irony of state intervention: labeling theory Social power and construction of crime: conflict theory New directions in critical theory The gendering of criminology: feminist theory Crimes of the powerful: theories of white-collar crime Bringing punishment back in: conservative criminology Choosing crime in everyday life: routine activity and rational choice theories The search for the "criminal man" revisited: biosocial theories The development of criminals: life-course theories.
Offering an introduction to how scholars analyze crime, this Fifth Edition of the authors' clear, accessible text moves readers beyond commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. --from publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-462) and indexes.