Table of Contents

Dedication Preface Part I Foundations for Criminology     1 Crime and Criminology          Criminology as Science          Ideology within Criminology          The “Crime” in Criminology          Paradigms in Criminology          Policy and Criminology         Summary     2 Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System          The Concept of Law          The Criminal Justice System          Goals of Criminal Justice          Administration of Justice          Summary     3 Production of Crime Statistics          Review of Elementary Research Methodology          History of Official Crime Statistics          Description of the Uniform Crime Reports          A New Look to the UCR: NIBRS–National Incident-Based Reporting System          Alternative Measures of Crime          Comparison of UCR, SRD, and NCVS Data Sources          Summary     4 Distribution of Crime          Volume of Crime: Uniform Crime Reports          Volume of Crime: National Crime Victimization Survey          Volume of Crime: Self-Report Studies          Distribution of Crime by Gender          Distribution of Crime by Age          Distribution of Crime by Race          Distribution of Crime by Social Class          Victims of Crime          Summary Part II Theories of Crime     5 Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories of Crime          Preclassical Views of Crime          The Classical School of Criminology          Contemporary Deterrence Theory          Conceptualizing Deterrence          A Rational Choice Perspective          How Rational Is Choice?          Summary     6 Biogenic and Psychogenic Theories of Crime          Criminal Heredity: The Bad Seed Theory          Contemporary Biological Perspectives          Psychogenic Theories of Crime          Psychoanalytic Theories          Personality Theories          Integrating Psychological Explanations          Summary     7 Social Structure Theories of Crime       

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No. of pages:
650
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
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Imprint:
Anderson
Print ISBN:
9781422463321
Electronic ISBN:
9781437778953