Essential Criminology

Editor/Author Lanier, Mark M. and Henry, Stuart
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Westview Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-81-334885-8
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1 What Is Criminology? The Study of Crime, Criminals, and Victims in a Global Context
  • 2 What Is Crime? Defining the Problem
  • 3 Classical, Neoclassical, and Rational-Choice Theories
  • 4 “Born to Be Bad”: Biological, Physiological, and Biosocial Theories of Crime
  • 5 Criminal Minds: Psychiatric and Psychological Explanations for Crime
  • 6 Learning Criminal Behavior: Social Process Theories
  • 7 Failed Socialization: Control Theory, Social Bonds, and Labeling
  • 8 Crimes of Place: Social Ecology and Cultural Theories of Crime
  • 9 The Sick Society: Anomie, Strain, and Subcultural Theory
  • 10 Capitalism as a Criminogenic Society: Conflict and Radical Theories of Crime
  • 11 Patriarchy, Gender and Crime: Feminist Criminological Theory
  • 12 New Directions in Critical Criminological Theory
  • 13 Conclusion: Toward a Unified Criminology
  • References