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January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Chapter 1. Introduction to Criminology
Introduction

 
Key Concepts to Understanding Criminology

 
The Criminal Justice System

 
Criminology Theory

 
Victimology

 
 
Chapter 2. Measuring Crime
Introduction

 
Crime Data From Law Enforcement Agencies

 
Crime Data from Victims of Crime: The National Crime Victimization Survey

 
Crime Data from Self-Report Surveys

 
Additional Approaches to Collecting Crime Data

 
 
Chapter 3. Classical School of Criminology Thought
Introduction

 
Pre-Classical Perspectives of Crime and Punishment

 
The Age of Enlightenment

 
The Classical School of Criminology

 
Impact of Beccaria’s Work on Other Theorists

 
The Neoclassical School of Criminology

 
Loss of Dominance of Classical/Neoclassical Theory

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 4. Contemporary Classical and Deterrence Research
Introduction

 
Rebirth of Deterrence Theory and Contemporary Research

 
Rational Choice Theory

 
Routine Activities Theory

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 5. Early Positivism
Introduction

 
Early Biological Theories of Behavior

 
Lombroso’s Theory of Atavism and Born Criminals

 
After Lombroso: The IQ-Testing Era

 
Body Type Theory: Sheldon’s Model of Somatotyping

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 6. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior
Introduction

 
Nature Versus Nurture: Studies Examining the Influence of Genetics and Environment

 
Cytogenetic Studies: The XYY Factor

 
Hormones and Neurotransmitters: Chemicals That Determine Criminal Behavior

 
Brain Injuries

 
Central and Autonomic Nervous System Activity

 
Biosocial Approaches Toward Explaining Criminal Behavior

 
Case Study Revisited: The Spahalski Brothers

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 7. Psychological/Trait Theories of Crime
Introduction

 
Early Psychological Theorizing Regarding Criminal Behavior

 
Modern Versions of Psychological Perspectives of Criminality

 
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

 
Policy Implications of Psychological/Trait Theories

 
 
Chapter 8: Social Structure Theories of Crime I
Introduction

 
Early Theories of Social Structure: Early to Late 1800s

 
Durkheim and the Concept of Anomie

 
Merton’s Strain Theory

 
Variations of Merton’s Strain Theory

 
General Strain Theory

 
Summary of Strain Theories

 
Policy Implications of Strain Theory

 
 
Chapter 9: Social Structure Theories of Crime II
Introduction

 
The Ecological School and the Chicago School of Criminology

 
Shaw and McKay’s Theory of Social Disorganization

 
Cultural and Subcultural Theories of Crime

 
Criticisms of Cultural Theories of Crime

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 10: Social Process and Control Theories of Crime
Introduction

 
Learning Theories

 
Differential Reinforcement Theory

 
Control Theories

 
A General Theory of Crime: Low Self-Control

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 11: Labeling Theory and Conflict/Marxist/Radical Theories of Crime
Introduction

 
Labeling Theory

 
Foundation of Labeling Theory

 
Evaluating Labeling Theory

 
Conflict Perspectives

 
Evaluating Conflict Theories

 
Additional Critical Theories

 
Policies Related to Labeling and Conflict Theories of Crime

 
 
Chapter 12: Feminist Theories of Crime
Introduction

 
A Brief History of Feminism in the United States

 
Feminist Perspectives on Gender

 
Traditional Theories of Female Crime

 
Liberation Thesis

 
Power-Control Theory

 
Feminist Perspectives on Understanding Crime and Criminal Behavior

 
Policies Based on Feminist Theories of Crime

 
 
Chapter 13. Developmental/Life-Course Perspectives criminality
Basic Concepts and Early Developmental Theory

 
Antidevelopmental Theory: Low Self-Control Theory

 
Modern Developmental/Life-Course Perspectives

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 14. WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, ORGANIZED CRIME, AND CYBERCRIME
Introduction

 
What is White-Collar Crime?

 
Incidence and Impact of White-Collar Crime on Society

 
Types of White-Collar Crime

 
Theoretical Explanations of White-Collar Crime

 
Organized Crime

 
Cybercrime

 
 
Chapter 15. Hate Crimes, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
Introduction

 
Hate Crime

 
Multicide

 
Terrorism

 
Homeland Security

 
Policy Implications

 
 
Chapter 16. Drugs and Crime
Introduction

 
Commonly Abused Drugs

 
Trends of Drug Use

 
The Drug-Crime Link

 
Modern Policies Related to Reducing Drug Use

 
Recommendations for Future Policies

 

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