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Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Deliquent Behavior

Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Deliquent Behavior - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0195127768

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2000
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Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Deliquent Behavior - 4TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195127768

Donald J. Shoemaker

ISBN13: 978-0195127768
ISBN10: 0195127765
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 00
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Theories of Delinquency provides a comprehensive survey of major theoretical approaches to the understanding of delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories. Clearly written and consistently organized, this new fourth edition contains updated discussions of these theories.

Author Bio

Shoemaker, Donald J. : Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Table of Contents

1. Explanations of Delinquency

The Problem of Delinquency
The Issue of Causality
What Is a Theory?
Verification of Theories
The Plan of This Book

2. The Classical School--Issues of Choice and Reasoning

Historical Overview
Rational Choice Theory

3. Biological and Biosocial Explanations

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Somatotypes and Delinquency
Inheritance and Delinquency
Emerging Trends in Biological Explanations of Delinquency

4. Psychological Traits

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptiosn
Intelligence and Delinquency
The Psychiatric-Psychoanalytic Approach
General Personality Characteristics

5. Social Disorganization and Anomie

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Social Disorganization
Anomie and Delinquency: Discontinuities in Society

6. Lower-Class-Based Theories of Delinquency

Historical Overview and Generic Assumptions
Cohen and the Middle-Class Measuring Rod
Cloward and Ohlin's Theory of Differential Opportunity Structure
Miller's Theory of Lower-Class Culture and Delinquency

7. Interpersonal and Situational Explanations

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Differential Association
Drift and Delinquency

8. Control Theories

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions
Personal Controls
Social Controls--The Social Bond

9. Labeling Theory

Historical Overview
Generic Assumptions

10. The Radical Theory of Delinquency

Historical Overview
Beyond "Radical" Theory

11. Female Delinquency

Historical Overview
Basic Biological and Psychological Approaches
Gender Roles and Delinquency
Women's Emancipation
Evaluation
Power-Control Theory
Feminist Explanations of Female Delinquency

12. Delinquency Theory: An Integrative Approach

Integrated Theories: Some Considerations and a Proposed Model

Author Index
Subject Index
(Chapters 2-11 end with a Summary)

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