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Criminological Theory, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Frank P. Williams, III, Marilyn D. McShane

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 8, 2009

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For courses in Criminology.


Taking a sociological perspective, this book discusses the major theories of crime–from classical theories to new theories such as Cultural Criminology and Peacemaking Criminology. The book offers a balanced presentation–presenting each theory’s social and intellectual heritage, perspective and assumptions and major concepts. This edition includes updates on current crime theories, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter and additional examples that connect crime theories to real life.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction

2.      The Classical School

3.      The Positive School

4.      The Chicago School

5.      Differential Association Theory

6.      Anomie Theory

7.      Subculture Theories

8.      Labeling Theory

9.      Conflict Theory

10.  Social Control Theory

11.  Social Learning Theory

12.  Rational Theories

13.  Gender-Based Theories

14.  Contemporary Theories I–Updating Older Perspectives

15.  Contemporary Theories II–Diversity in Theory

16.  The Future of Criminological Theory

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$30.40 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-505765-0