- Walsh, Anthony, 1941-
- Hemmens, Craig.
- Criminal behaviour.
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. 574-586) and index.
- SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY Introduction What is Criminology What is Crime? Crime as a Moving Target Crime as a Subcategory of Social Harms Beyond Social Construction: The Stationary Core Crimes Criminality A Short History of Criminology The Role of Theory in Criminology A Brief Word About the Section Readings, Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary How to Read a Research Article Readings The Use and Usefulness of Criminology, 1751-2005: Enlightened Justice and Its Failures by Lawrence Sherman SECTION TWO: MEASURING CRIME AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR Introduction Categorizing and Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior The Uniform Crime Reports: Counting Crime Officially NIBRS: The "New and Improved" UCR Crime Victimization Survey Data and Their Problems Areas of Agreement Between the UCR and NCVS Self-Reported Crime Surveys and Their Problems What Can We Conclude About the Three Main Measures of Crime in America? Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Gender Gap Trends for Violent Crimes, 1980 to 2003: A UCR-NCVS Comparison by Darrel Steffensmeier, et. al. Race and the Probability of Arrest by Stewart D'Alessio and Lisa Stolzenberg Methamphetamine Use, Self-Reported Violent Crime, and Recidivism Among Offenders in California Who Abuse Substances by Jerome Cartier, et. al. SECTION THREE: THE EARLY SCHOOLS OF CRIMINOLOGY AND MODERN COUNTERPARTS Introduction The Classical School The Rise of Positivism? Neoclassicism: Rational Choice Theory Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham A Crying Shame: The Over-Rationalized Conception of Man in the Rational Choice Perspective The Economics of Crime by Gary S. Becker SECTION FOUR: SOCIAL STRUCTURAL THEORIES Introduction The Social Structural Tradition The Chicago School of Ecology The Anomie/Strain Tradition Subcultural Theories Walter Miller's Focal Concerns Gangs Today Policy and Prevention: Implications of Social Structural Theories Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence by D. Wayne Osgood and Jeff M. Chambers Social Structure and Anomie by Robert K. Merton Gangs and Social Change by Martin Sanchez-Jankowski SECTION FIVE: SOCIAL PROCESS THEORIES Introduction Differential Association Theory Ronald Akers' Social Learning Theory Social Control Theories Gottfredson and Hirschi's Low Self-Control Theory Labeling Theory: The Irony of Social Reaction Sykes and Matza's Neutralization Theory Evaluation of Social Process Theories Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Chapter Glossary Readings Social Learning Theory by Ronald L. Akers The Nature of Criminality: Low Self-Control by Michael R Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi Social Control in China: Applications of the Labeling Theory and the Reintegrative Shaming Theory by Xiaoming Chen Gender and Crime Among Felony Offenders: Assessing the Generality of Social Control and Differential Association Theories by Leanne Fiftal Alarid, et. al. SECTION SIX: CRITICAL THEORIES: MARXIST, CONFLICT, AND FEMINIST Introduction The Conflict Perspective of Society Karl Marx and Revolution Willem Bonger: The First Marxist Criminologist Modern Marxist Criminology Conflict Theory: Max Weber, Power, and Conflict Situating Conflict Theory in Relation to Marxist and Labeling Theory Peacemaking Criminology Feminist Criminology Anne Campbell's Staying Alive Hypothesis Evaluation of Critical Theories Policy and Prevention: Implications of Critical Theories Summary, Exercises and Discussion Questions, Useful Web Sites, Ch
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