The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

Paperback | December 15, 2015

EditorFrancis T. Cullen, Pamela Wilcox

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Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory takes a different approach across the criminological landscape. The volume is organized not around schools of thought but around themes that shape much thinking about and research on crime. This more unconventional approach seeks to show thatcriminological theory is not static but dynamic. In fact, most prominent scholars do not spend their time commenting upon and retesting theoretical propositions that have existed for many years. Rather, they move into more novel areas - areas often located in the interstitial junctures between moretraditional theories. This Oxford Handbook presents a series of essays that captures not the past of criminology, but where theoretical explanation is headed. As a result, the volume is replete with new ideas, discussions of substantive topics with salient theoretical implications, and reviews andinterpretations of literatures that illuminate promising avenues along which theory and research should evolve. Special attention is paid to how criminal participation is shaped intimately by individual traits, diverse social contexts, the situations in which the choice of crime is made, andexposure to coercive experiences. Each chapter can be read on its own - as furnishing an important analysis of a given theoretical issue - yet read as a whole, The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory offers a unique and deep understanding of criminology at its cutting edge.

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Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory takes a different appr...

Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsSection 1 Individual and SocietyPart I. Biosocial Criminology1. Matt DeLisi: Revisiting Lombroso2. Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine: Biology and Crime3. John Paul Wright and Kevin M. Beaver: Parenting and CrimePart II. Individuals and Crime4. Paula Smith: The Psychology of Criminal Conduct5. Emily E. Tanner-Smith, Sandra Jo Wilson, and Mark W. Lipsey: Risk Factors and CrimePart III. Social Sources of Offending6. Emily Salisbury: Social Learning and Crime7. Barbara J. Costello: Hirschi's Criminology8. Timothy Brezina and Robert Agnew: General Strain and Urban Youth Violence9. Matthew D. Makarios: Social Support and CrimePart IV. Crime and the Life Course10. Shawn D. Bushway: Life-Course-Persistent Offenders11. Christopher J. Sullivan: Change in Offending across the Life Course12. David P. Farrington and Rolf Loeber: Two Approaches to Developmental/Life-Course TheorizingSection 2 Contexts of OffendingPart V. Peers, Gangs, and Crime13. Dana L. Haynie and Derek A. Kreager: Peer Networks and Crime14. Scott Decker and David Pyrooz: Contemporary Gang Ethnographies15. Jean Marie McGloin and Stephanie DiPietro: Girls, Friends, and Delinquency16. Stacy De Coster, Karen Heimer, and Samantha R. Cumley: Gender and Theories of DelinquencyPart VI. Communities and Crime17. Barbara D. Warner and Audrey C. Clubb: Neighborhood Ties, Control, and Crime18. Graham C. Ousey and Matthew R. Lee: Community, Inequality, and Crime19. Mark T. Berg and Eric A. Stewart: Street Culture and Crime20. Scott Jacques and Richard Wright: The Code of the Suburb and Drug DealingPart VII. The American Experience and Crime21. Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld, and Susanne Karstedt: Social Institutions and Crime22. Elliott Currie: The Market Economy and Crime23. Charis E. Kubrin: Immigration and CrimeSection 3 Choice and OpportunityPart VIII. Deciding to Offend24. Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli: Choosing Street Crime25. Neal Shover, Andy Hochstetler, and Tage Alalehto: Choosing White-Collar Crime26. Michael L. Benson and Tara Livelsberger: Emotions, Choice, and CrimePart IX. Opportunity Theories27. Arelys Madero-Hernandez and Bonnie S. Fisher: Routine Activity Theory28. Paul J. Brantingham and Patricia L. Brantingham: The Theory of Target Search29. Tamara D. Madensen and John E. Eck: Crime Places and Place Management30. Pamela Wilcox, Brooke Miller Gialopsos, and Kenneth C. Land: Multilevel Criminal OpportunitySection 4 Theories of Power and PunishmentPart X. Critical Criminology31. Thomas Vander Ven and Mark Colvin: Coercion and Crime32. Michael J. Lynch and Paul B. Stretesky: Green CriminologyPart XI. Theories of the Criminal Sanction33. Ray Paternoster and Ronet Bachman: Perceptual Deterrence Theory34. Cheryl Lero Jonson: The Effects of Imprisonment35. Natasha A. Frost and Todd R. Clear: Coercive MobilityIndex