Criminological Theory: Past to Present: Essential Readings

Paperback | November 27, 2013

EditorFrancis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, Pamela Wilcox

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This comprehensive reader exposes students to both the classic and contemporary theories of crime. Editors Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox provide brief yet detailed introductions, preparing students for what they are about to read and placing each reading in context.

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This comprehensive reader exposes students to both the classic and contemporary theories of crime. Editors Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox provide brief yet detailed introductions, preparing students for what they are about to read and placing each reading in context.

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He is a past president of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2010, he received ASC's Edwin H. Sutherland Award. Robert Agnew is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew: INTRODUCTION: Understanding Criminological Theory: A Guide for ReadersSECTION 1. IN SEARCH OF THE CRIMINAL "MAN"I. The Origins of Modern Criminology1. Cesare Beccaria: An Essay on Crimes and Punishments2. Cesare Lombroso: The Criminal ManII. Biosocial Traits and Theories of Crime3. Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor Glueck: Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency4. Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine: Biology and Crime5. Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Phil A. Silva, Magda Stouthamer-Loeber, Robert F. Krueger, and Pamela S. Schmutte: Personality and Crime: Are Some People More Crime Prone6. Benjamin B. Lahey, Irwin D. Waldman, and Keith McBurnett: The Development of Antisocial Behavior: An Integrative Causal ApproachSECTION 2. THE RISE AND GROWTH OF AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGYIII. The Chicago School: The City, Social Disorganization, and Crime7. Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay: Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas8. Robert J. Sampson and William Julius Wilson: A Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality9. Robert J. Sampson, Stephen W. Raudenbush and Felton Earls: Collective Efficacy and CrimeIV. Learning to Be a Criminal: Differential Association, Subcultural, and Social Learning Theories10. Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey: A Theory of Differential Association11. Ronald L. Akers: A Social Learning Theory of Crime12. Elijah Anderson: Code of the StreetV. Anomie/Strain Theories of Crime13. Robert K. Merton: Social Structure and Anomie14. Albert K. Cohen: Delinquent Boys: The Culture of the Gang15. Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner: Crime and the American Dream16. Robert Agnew: Pressured Into Crime: General Strain TheoryVI. Varieties of Control Theory17. Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza: Techniques of Neutralization18. Travis Hirschi: Social Bond Theory19. Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi: A General Theory of CrimeSECTION 3. RETHINKING CRIMINOLOGYVII. Labeling, Interaction, and Crime: Societal Reaction and the Creation of Criminals20. Edwin M. Lemert: Primary and Secondary Deviance21. John Braithwaite: Crime, Shame, and Reintegration22. Lawrence W. Sherman: Defiance TheoryVIII. Critical Criminology: Power, Peace, and Crime23. Willem Bonger: Criminality and Economic Conditions24. Elliott Currie: Crime in a Market Society25. Mark Colvin: Crime and CoercionIX. Feminist Theories: Gender, Power, and Crime26. Freda Adler: Sisters in Crime27. Meda Chesney-Lind: A Feminist Theory of Female Delinquency28. James W. Messerschmidt: Masculinities and Crime29. Darrell Steffensmeier and Emilie Allan: Toward A Gendered Theory of Female OffendingX. Theories of White-Collar Crime30. Edwin H. Sutherland: White-Collar Criminality31. Michael L. Benson: Denying the Guilty Mind32. Neah Shover and Andy Hochstedler: Choosing White-Collar CrimeSECTION 4. CHOICE, OPPORT UNITY, AND crimeXI. Reviving Classical Theory: Deterrence and Rational Choice33. Mark C. Stafford and Mark Warr: Reconceptualizing Deterrence Theory34. Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke: Crime as a Rational Choice35. Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker: Armed Robbers in ActionXII. Environmental Criminology36. Larence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson: Routine Activity Theory37. Ronald V. Clarke: Situational Crime Prevention38. Oscar Newman: Defensible Space39. James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling: Broken WindowsSECTION 5. KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN CRIMINOLOGYXIII. Developmental Theories of Crime: Crime and the Life Course40. Terrie E. Moffitt: Pathways in the Life Course to Crime41. John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson: A Theory of Persistent Offending and Desistance From Crime42. Peggy C.Giordano, Stephen A. Cernkovich, and Jennifer L. Rudolph: Cognitive Transformation and Desistance from CrimeXIV. Paying Attention to Race: Theoretical Developments43. Jody Miller: Getting Played44. James D. Unnever and Shawn L. Gabbidon: A Theory of African American OffendingXV. Pulling It All Together: Integrated Theories of Crime45. Terence P. Thornberry: Toward an Interactional Theory of Delinquency46. Francis T. Cullen: Social Support and Crime47. Robert Agnew: Why Criminals Offend: A General Theory of Crime and DelinquencyXVI. Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy48. Todd R. Clear: Imprisoning Communities49. Francis T. Cullen, John E. Eck and Christopher T. Lowenkamp: Environmental Corrections50. David Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh: Saving Children from a Life in Crime