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Published: 16 November 2017

704 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190639341

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Criminological Theory: Past to Present

Essential Readings

Sixth Edition

Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox

  • The authoritative, trusted editors include Frank Cullen and Robert Agnew, both honored as distinguished leaders in the field
  • Features fifty selections that capture the diversity of thinking on crime causation
  • Introductions to each part convey the central ideas of theoretical perspectives
  • Each reading closes with a list of Discussion Questions to test knowledge, to prompt critical evaluation of theories, and to guide classroom discussion
  • Reflects the development of criminological theory, presenting classic works first and contemporary theories later

New to this Edition:

  • A new section, Development and Crime Across the Life Course (Section 4)
  • New readings on legal cynicism theory, target search theory, multilevel opportunity theory, labeling theory, and situational action theory
  • A new Part XIV, Positive Criminology, in which the authors examine social support theory and social concern theory
  • A revised Part XV, How Black Lives Matter: Theoretical Developments
  • A revised Part XVII, Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy

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