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CrimComics Issue 5

Anomie and Strain Theories

Krista S. Gehring and Michael R. Batista

Publication Date - April 2018

ISBN: 9780190207182

32 pages
Paperback
6-7/8 x 10-1/2 inches

Retail Price to Students: $9.99

CrimComics helps today's students understand challenging criminological theories with comics that are fun, engaging, and pedagogically sound

Description

CrimComics offers a new way to approach criminological theory by engaging students with impactful, highly visual illustrated texts. Each CrimComics Issue traces the development of the theory--placing it in social and political context--and demonstrates its application to the real world. The last page of each Issue features review questions and key terms.

Issue 5, Anomie and Strain Theories, introduces students to Robert Merton's Anomie Theory, which posits that the idea of the American dream is implicated in the social production of crime. It also discusses two extensions of his theory, General Strain Theory and Institutional-Anomie Theory. Other issues include Issue 1: Origins of Criminology, Issue 2: Biology and Criminality, Issue 3: Classical and Neoclassical Criminology, and Issue 4, Social Disorganization Theory.

About the Author(s)

Krista S. Gehring is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Michael R. Batista is a professional freelance illustrator.

Reviews

"This is a very innovative way to approach theory. It has long been recognized that theory is difficult to teach and even harder for students to grasp, and I am thrilled to see that writers and publishers are starting to think of new ways to handle the subject."--Allison Timbs, Campbellsville University

"CrimComics is a very cool, visually striking comic book that effectively introduces criminological theory to undergraduates. It is really clever in its pedagogical approach, balancing concise and accurate exposition with interesting historical vignettes."--Paul Kaplan, San Diego State University

"I think students will be thrilled to have CrimComics, something fresh and original that has been adapted to their generation of learners."--Anna Devita, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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