Volds Theoretical Criminology

Hardcover | November 30, 2015

byThomas J. Bernard, Jeffrey B. Snipes, Alexander L. Gerould

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The most precise, up-to-date, and comprehensive overview of criminological theory available, Vold's Theoretical Criminology builds upon the foundation of George B. Vold's renowned work, Theoretical Criminology. The standard text in the field, this text is universally known in its own right byscholars in the discipline. Taking a largely historical approach, it discusses both classic and contemporary theories, presenting students with historical context and empirical research for each one.

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The most precise, up-to-date, and comprehensive overview of criminological theory available, Vold's Theoretical Criminology builds upon the foundation of George B. Vold's renowned work, Theoretical Criminology. The standard text in the field, this text is universally known in its own right byscholars in the discipline. Taking a largely...

The late Thomas J. Bernard was Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University. Jeffrey B. Snipes is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. Alexander L. Gerould is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 0.91 inPublished:November 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199964157

ISBN - 13:9780199964154

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Table of Contents

1. Theory and Crime2. Theory and Policy in Context: The Great American Crime Decline3. Classical Criminology4. Biological Factors and Criminal Behavior5. Psychological Factors and Criminal Behavior6. Durkheim, Anomie, and Modernization7. Neighborhoods and Crime8. Strain Theories9. Learning Theories10. Control Theories11. Labeling Theories and Conflict Criminology12. Marxism and Postmodern Criminology13. Gender and Crime14. Developmental Theories15. Integrated Theories16. Assessing Criminology TheoriesConclusionIndex

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"When teaching criminology, I seek to provide sophisticated accounts of a wide range of theoretical perspectives coupled with a selection of the best empirical research on the key issues important to the field. Over the years, I continue to find that Vold's Theoretical Criminology is the bookthat best fits my teaching goals. It is an excellent teaching tool and its breadth and depth of coverage is unparalleled." --John H. Laub, University of Maryland, College Park