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Criminology : An Interdisciplinary Approach

Criminology : An Interdisciplinary Approach - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412938402

Cover of Criminology : An Interdisciplinary Approach 07 (ISBN 978-1412938402)
ISBN13: 978-1412938402
ISBN10: 1412938406
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Criminology : An Interdisciplinary Approach - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412938402

Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis

ISBN13: 978-1412938402
ISBN10: 1412938406
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them. Key Features: Offers students the opportunity to learn from the ???cutting edges??? of criminology: This innovative, interdisciplinary approach introduces students to the ???future??? of criminology by offering new and exciting insights. The book also includes strong sections on crime policy and prevention that illustrate the practical benefits of understanding theory and how theories guide policy-makers seeking to prevent and control crime. Focuses on topics fascinating to students: Chapters on typologies such as violent crime, serial killers, terrorism, drug and alcohol addiction, psychopaths, organized crime, and white collar crime engage students while showing how the theories presented earlier can be applied. Presents material in a student-friendly style: Written in an accessible format, the book features many pedagogical tools such as chapter opening vignettes, ???Focus On??? boxes, summary tables of all theories, a unique photo program, discussion questions, Web-driven exercises, and key terms. Accompanied by High Quality Ancillaries! An Instructor??'s Resource CD is available to qualified adopters.A Student Study Site at http: //www.sagepub.com/criminologystudy??includes: ????interactive quizzes, ??e-flashcards and practice quizzes, ??links to NPR radio shows, ??3-5 journal articles per chapter, ??and much more! Powerpoint slides for each chapter are now??available under the ''Sample Chapters and Materials'' section.?? Just click on the link at the top left! Intended Audience: This core textbook is designed for undergraduate students studying Introductory Criminology in departments of sociology and of criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Preface Foreword Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Criminology, Crime, And Criminal Law What Is Criminology? What Is Crime? Crime as a Moving Target Crime as a Subcategory of Social Harms Beyond Social Construction: The Stationary Core Crimes Box 1.1 Mala in Se or Mala Prohibita? The Cannibal and His Willing Victim Victimful and Victimless Crimes The Felony-Misdemeanor Distinction Criminality The Legal Making of a Criminal An Excursion Through the U.S. Criminal Justice System The Role of Theory in Criminology The Classical School
Chapter 2: Measuring Crime And Criminal Behavior Categorizing and Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior The Dark Figure of Crime Revisited Box 2.1 The Crime Problem or the Criminality Problem? The Financial Cost of Crime Interpreting Crime Trends Box 2.2 Is the United States Hard or Soft on Crime? Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 3: The Early Schools Of Criminology And Modern Counterparts The Classical Scholars The Rise of Positivism Box 3.1 Lombrosoism Before and After Lombroso Neoclassicism: Rational Choice Theory Connecting Criminological Theory and Social Policy Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 4: Social Structural Theories The Social Structural Tradition Sociological Positivism Box 4.1 People Versus Places: Do Neighborhoods Matter? Subcultural Theories Box 4.2 Does Poverty Cause Crime, or Does Crime Cause Poverty? Youth Gangs Evaluation of Social Structural Theories Policy and Prevention: Implications of Social Structural Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 5: Social Process Theories The Social Process Tradition Social Control Theories Box 5.1 Self-Esteem and Crime Evaluation of Social Process Theories Policy and Prevention: Implications of Social Process Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 6: Critical Theories: Marxist, Conflict, And Feminist The Conflict Perspective of Society Conflict Theory: Max Weber, Power and Conflict Box 6.1 The Supreme Court and Class Conflict Feminist Criminology Evaluation of Critical Theories Policy and Prevention: Implications of Critical Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 7: Psychosocial Theories: Individual Traits And Criminal Behavior Modern Psychology and Intelligence Box 7.1 The Impact of High and Low IQ on Life Outcomes The Role of Temperament Modern Psychosocial Theories The Antisocial Personalities Evaluation of the Psychosocial Perspective Policy and Prevention: Implications of Psychosocial Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 8: Biosocial Approaches Behavior Genetics Box 8.1 Gene-Environment Interaction: MAO, Abuse/Neglect, and Crime Evolutionary Psychology The Neurohormonal Sciences Evaluation of the Biosocial Perspective Policy and Prevention: Implications of Biosocial Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 9: Developmental Theories: From Delinquency To Crime To Desistance Juvenile Delinquency Box 9.1 What Role Do Genes Play in Juvenile Delinquency? Major Developmental Theories Evaluation of Development Theories Box 9.2 Summary of Key Points, Strengths, and Differences of Developmental Theories Policy and Prevention: Implications of Development Theories Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Key Words
Chapter 10: Altered Minds And Crime: Alcohol, Drugs, And Mental Illness The Scope of the Alc

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