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Criminology Theory

Selected Classic Readings

A distinguished collection of readings representing the fundamental perspectives of criminology theory, this anthology presents original classics that are intelligible to undergraduates as well as graduates. Classic works from criminologists such as Cesare Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, Cesare Lombroso, Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay, Thorsten Sellin, Edwin H. Sutherland, Ronald L. Akers, Robert K. Merton, Albert K. Cohen, Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin, Walter B. Miller, Howard S. Becker, Edwin M. Lemert, Richard Quinney, Steven Spitzer, Austin T. Turk, Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza, Walter C. Reckless, Travis Hirschi, Lawrence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson, and Dorie Klein.

Paperback, 350 Pages

Published: February 1998

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-87084-201-6

Contents

  • Section I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN CRIMINOLOGY

    CLASSICAL SCHOOL

    Cesare Beccaria

    On Crimes and Punishments

    CLASSICAL SCHOOL

    Jeremy Bentham

    Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

    POSITIVE SCHOOL

    Cesare Lombroso

    Crime: Its Causes and Remedies

    Section II: THE CHICAGO SCHOOL AND DERIVATIVES

    ECOLOGICAL THEORY

    Clifford R. Shaw & Henry D. McKay

    Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas

    CULTURE CONFLICT THEORY

    Thorsten Sellin

    The Conflict of Conduct Norms

    DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATION THEORY

    Edwin H. Sutherland

    Differential Association

    SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY

    Ronald L. Akers

    A Social Learning Perspective on Deviant Behavior

    Section III: STRAIN AND SUBCULTURE THEORIES

    ANOMIE THEORY

    Robert K. Merton

    Social Structure and Anomie

    SUBCULTURE THEORY

    Albert K. Cohen

    Delinquent Boys

    DIFFERENTIAL OPPORTUNITY THEORY

    Richard A. Cloward & Lloyd E. Ohlin

    Delinquency and Opportunity

    FOCAL CONCERN THEORY

    Walter B. Miller

    Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency

    Section IV: LABELING THEORY

    LABELING THEORY

    Howard S. Becker

    Outsiders

    LABELING THEORY

    Edwin M. Lemert

    Secondary Deviance

    Section V: CONFLICT THEORIES

    CONFLICT THEORY

    Richard Quinney

    The Social Reality of Crime

    CONFLICT THEORY

    Steven Spitzer

    Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance

    CONFLICT THEORY

    Austin T. Turk

    Political Criminality

    Section VI: SOCIAL CONTROL THEORIES

    TECHNIQUES OF NEUTRALIZATION

    Gresham M. Sykes & David Matza

    Techniques of Neutralization

    CONTAINMENT THEORY

    Walter C. Reckless

    A New Theory of Delinquency and Crime

    SOCIAL CONTROL THEORY

    Travis Hirschi

    A Control Theory of Delinquency

    Section VII: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES

    ROUTINE ACTIVITY THEORY

    Lawrence E. Cohen & Marcus Felson

    A Routine Activity Approach

    FEMALE CRIMINALITY

    Dorie Klein

    The Etiology of Female Crime 

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