You are here

Criminological Theory
Share

Criminological Theory
Context and Consequences

Eighth Edition


March 2024 | 744 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Eighth Edition of this clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. The latest edition includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, a new chapter on Black Criminology, and expanded coverage of important perspectives, such as the explanation of white-collar crime and the relationship of immigration and crime.

Included with this title:

LMS Cartridge
: Import this title's instructor resources into your school's learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don't use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more.

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
Online resources included with this text

The online resources for your text are available via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site, which offers access to all text-specific resources, including a test bank and editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • Discussion of important changes in the contemporary social context in the United States and in Europe, as nations have experienced the presidency of Donald Trump and Brexit.
  • Updated statistics and information about significant changes in crime, imprisonment, and policy.
  • Expanded coverage of important perspectives, including advances in developmental and life-course theories, the explanation of white-collar crime, the relationship of immigration and crime, and macrocriminology and freedom.
  • Reflecting momentous events in the United States, a new chapter on Black Criminology that focuses first on the contributions of W. E. B. Du Bois and then on contemporary theories of race and crime.
  • More than 500 new sources assess developments within, and the empirical status of, the major theories—ensuring the most up-to-date research is included.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Diverse coverage of major criminological theories includes perspectives ranging from biosocial theories to critical criminology, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of multiple perspectives.
  • The development of each theory covered within the broader sociological and historical context offers students insight into the wider social world from which criminology has evolved.
  • The authors explore policy implications and applications to help students see how theories are applied to real-world situations.
  • A unique chapter on Black Criminology spanning early theoretical underpinnings to current thinking on race and crime.

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option


Rent or Buy eBook
ISBN: 9781071816462

Paperback
ISBN: 9781071816417
$151.00