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Published: 24 July 2020

464 Pages

ISBN: 9780190935276

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Criminological Theories

Introduction, Evaluation, and Application

Eighth Edition

Author Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, and Wesley G. Jennings

In Criminological Theories: Introduction, Evaluation, and Application, Eighth Edition, Ronald L. Akers, Christine S. Sellers, and Wesley G. Jennings provide a concise but thorough review and appraisal of the leading theories of crime and criminal justice. Based on the widespread success of the first seven editions, this landmark book keeps current with changes in the development, testing, integration, and application of important criminological theories. Each chapter has been updated and substantially revised in light of recent research and important changes in the theories. More extensive revision and updating have been done on biological and biosocial, psychological, social disorganization, and conflict theories.

New to this Edition:

  • All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated
  • Several chapters include new discussions of theoretically-informed, evidence-based programs and policies and related evaluations testing their effectiveness
  • Chapter 10: Conflict Theory has been expanded with an in-depth focus on racial disparity and bias in criminal justice decision-making

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