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Criminological Theory : Context and Consequences - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-1412936323

Cover of Criminological Theory : Context and Consequences 4TH 07 (ISBN 978-1412936323)
ISBN13: 978-1412936323
ISBN10: 1412936322
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2007
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Criminological Theory : Context and Consequences - 4TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412936323

J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen and Richard A. Ball

ISBN13: 978-1412936323
ISBN10: 1412936322
Edition: 4TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

The Fourth Edition of this highly successful text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common-sense understandings of crime by providing a rich introduction to how major scholars analyze crime. Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Fourth Edition shows the real-world relevance of theory by illuminating how ideas about crime play a prominent role in shaping crime-control policies and compelling students to apply theories to the contemporary milieu.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Freshens and revitalizes criminological theory: Expanding on the ideas presented in previous editions, every chapter has been updated with the most recent developments. Without diminishing the presentation of classical analysis, this edition revisits the context of society in the development of criminology and how the nature of the times affects which theories arise and become popular.
  • Updates current policy and theorizes on possible policy implications for the future: With five new chapters, this edition provides the most comprehensive coverage of diverse criminological theories published to date. The range of theoretical and empirical updates covers mainstream criminology, critical criminology including a separate chapter on feminist perspectives, and conservative criminology. The book also examines future policy implications brought about by recent theory.
  • Allows students to be up-to-date on emerging paradigms: The book covers newer theories exploring human development and crime, including biosocial and life-course theories. This edition includes new chapter opening photos to enhance student understanding at the beginning of chapters and judiciously uses tables and grids to help students compare theory.

Table of Contents

The context and consequences of theory p. 1
The search for the ''criminal man'' p. 11
Rejecting individualism : the Chicago school p. 33
Crime in American society : anomie and strain theories p. 53
Society as insulation : the origins of control theory p. 79
The complexity of control : Hirschi's two theories and beyond p. 99
The irony of state intervention : labeling theory p. 123
Social power and the construction of crime : conflict theory p. 149
New directions in critical theory p. 183
The gendering of criminology : feminist theory p. 207
Bringing punishment back in : conservative criminology p. 233
Choosing crime in everyday life : routine activity and rational choice theories p. 265
The search for the ''criminal man'' revisited : biological and biosocial theories p. 285
The development of criminals : life-course theories p. 307
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Criminological Theory : Cont. and Consequences - 5th edition

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