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Of Crime and Criminality
The Use of Theory in Everyday Life

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February 2000 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This collection of original essays is an innovative, effective way to teach crime theory to undergraduates. Each essay brings an important crime theory to life by applying that theory to a current crime event or topic of interest to students. An original introductory essay by Don Gibbons explains the origins of these different explanations for criminal behavior, and how they are similar to and different from one another.

Sally S Simpson
Prelude
Don C Gibbons
Introductory Chapter
Criminology, Criminologists, and Criminological Theory

 
 
PART ONE: ACCOUNTING FOR GENDER, RACE AND CLASS DIFFERENCES IN CRIMINALITY AND CRIME CONTROL
Peggy C Giordana and Sharon Mohler Rockwell
Differential Association Theory and Female Crime
Jody Miller
Feminist Theories of Women's Crime
Robbery as a Case Study

 
Katheryn K Russell
Racial Hoaxes
Applied Critical Race Theory

 
Katherine Beckett and Theodore Sasson
The War on Crime as Hegemonic Strategy
A Neo-Marxian Theory of New Punitiveness in U.S. Criminal Justice Policy

 
 
PART TWO: TRADITIONAL CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY UPDATED
Robert J Bursik Jr
The Systematic Theory of Neighborhood Crime Rates
Robert Agnew
Strain Theory and School Crime
Ruth Triplett
The Dramatization of Evil
Reacting to Juvenile Delinquency During the 1990's

 
 
PART THREE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THEORY - NEW IDEAS, APPLICATION, AND ISSUES
Sally S Simpson, M Lyn Exum, and N Craig Smith
The Social Control of Corporate Criminals
Shame and Informal Sanction Threats

 
Jeffrey Bouffard, M Lyn Exum, and Raymond Paternoster
Whither the Beast?
The Role of Emotions as a Rational Choice Theory of Crime

 
Paul Maxerolle
Understanding Illicit Drug Use
Lessons from Developmental Theory

 
Marcus Felson
The Routine Activity Approach as a General Crime Theory

good fit

Dr Lynn DeSpain
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Regis University - Denver
May 17, 2011

A very good text which was clear and well written for u/g and p/g.

Dr Daniel McCarthy
Department of Sociology, Surrey University
September 2, 2010

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