Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance by Charis E KubrinResearching Theories of Crime and Deviance by Charis E Kubrin

Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance

byCharis E Kubrin, Thomas D Stucky, Marvin D Krohn

Paperback | March 6, 2008

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This new book from noted criminologists Charis Kubrin, Thomas Stucky and Marvin Krohn is a unique supplement for criminological theory courses, graduate level research methods courses, or seminars that take a close look at the development of criminological theory and/or methods. This book isintended to bridge the gap between theory and research in the study of crime and deviant behavior. There are a number of textbooks that provide excellent summaries of criminological theories. Many of these include critiques of the theories discussing the empirical evidence that has been rendered insupport (or not) of those theories. However, empirical evidence is only as good as the research methods that were used to generate it. Theory texts do not critically evaluate the research methods that generate the findings they cite. The student, therefore, obtains an impression of the utility ofthe theory based on an uncritical assessment of the research evidence. The purpose of this book is to explicitly assess the research methods that have been used to test nine theoretical perspectives of crime. Specifically, the authors focus on sampling, measurement, and analytical issues in doingtheoretically directed research.
Charis E. Kubrin is Associate Professor of Sociology at George Washington University. She is coeditor of Crime: Readings (2007) and coauthor of Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (2006). Thomas D. Stucky is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapoli...
Title:Researching Theories of Crime and DevianceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195340868

ISBN - 13:9780195340860


Editorial Reviews

"This book will be a winner for those of us who see criminology theory as an ever-changing tool for research and policymaking. I'm not aware of any other textbook that unifies the study of theory and theory testing so well."--Bryan Vila, Washington State University