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Criminological Theory: Past to Present

Seventh Edition

Francis T. Cullen, Robert Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox

Publication Date - November 2021

ISBN: 9780197619315

704 pages
Paperback
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $74.95

A comprehensive, historically-organized reader, edited by renowned scholars in the discipline.

Description

Criminological Theory: Past to Present by Francis T. Cullen, Roben Agnew, and Pamela Wilcox is a comprehensive and authoritative reader for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in criminological theory. An Introduction precedes each Part, as well as each individual reading, situating the book's selections within the historical development of criminological theory as a discipline.

New to this Edition

  • Readings reflecting contemporary theories and analyses have been added.
  • The Introductory sections prior to each reading have been updated.
  • New discussion questions to the end of each reading have been added.
  • Policy implications and various theories have been updated to reflet more current information.

Features

  • This text has a balanced inclusion of historical and contemporary sources.
  • There are policy implications offered as part of the author commentary throughout.

About the Author(s)

Francis Cullen is a distinguished Research Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

Robert Agnew: Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology. Emory University

Pamela Wilcox: Professor of Sociology and Criminology. Penn State University

Table of Contents

    Introduction

    SECTION 1 THE RISE AND GROWTH OF AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGY

    Part I The Origins of Modern Criminology
    1. An Essay on Crimes and Punishments
    2. The Criminal Man

    Part II The Chicago School: The City, Social Disorganization, and Crime
    3. Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas
    4. Systemic Control and Crime
    5. Collective Efficacy and Crime
    6. Legal Cynicism and Crime

    Part III Learning to Be a Criminal: Differential Association, Subcultural, and Social Learning Theories
    7. A Theory of Differential Association
    8. White-Collar Criminality
    9. A Social Learning Theory of Crime
    10. The Code of the Street

    Part IV Anomie/Strain Theories of Crime
    11. Social Structure and Anomie
    12. Delinquent Boys: The Culture of the Gang
    13. Crime and the American Dream
    14. Pressured Into Crime: General Strain Theory

    Part V Varieties of Control Theory
    15. Techniques of Neutralization
    16. Social Bond Theory
    17. A General Theory of Crime

    SECTION 2 RETHINKING CRIMINOLOGY

    Part VI Labeling Theory: Societal Reaction and the Creation of Criminals
    18. The Saints and the Roughnecks
    19. Crime, Shame, and Reintegration
    20. Making Good

    Part VII Critical Criminology: Power, Peace, and Crime
    21. Criminality and Economic Conditions
    22. Crime in a Market Society
    23. State-Corporate Crime

    Part VIII Feminist Theories: Gender, Power, and Crime
    24. Sisters in Crime
    25. A Feminist Theory of Female Delinquency
    26. Masculinities and Crime
    27. Getting Played

    Part IX How Black Lives Matter: Theoretical Developments
    28. A Theory of Race, Crime, and Urban Inequality
    29. Imprisoning Communities: Coerced Mobility Theory
    30. The New Jim Crow
    31. A Theory of African American Offending

    SECTION 3 CHOICE, OPPORTUNITY, AND CRIME

    Part X Reviving Classical Theory: Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories
    32. Reconceptualizing Deterrence Theory
    33. Crime as a Rational Choice
    34. Broken Windows
    35. Procedural Justice Theory

    Part XI Environmental Criminology: Situational Opportunity Theories
    36. Routine Activity Theory
    37. The Theory of Target Search
    38. Place Management Theory
    39. Multilevel Criminal Opportunity

    SECTION 4 DEVELOPMENT AND CRIME ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE

    Part XII Growing Up Criminal: Trait and Biosocial Theories
    40. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency
    41. Biological Explanations of Criminal Behavior
    42. Personality and Crime: Are Some People Crime Prone?

    Part XIII Getting Into and Out of Crime: Life-Course Theories
    43. Pathways in the Life Course to Crime
    44. A Theory of Persistent Offending and Desistance from Crime
    45. The Feared Self: An Identity Theory of Desistance

    SECTION 5 CONTEMPORARY CRIMINOLOGY

    Part XIV Pulling It All Together: Integrated Theories of Crime
    46. Social Development Model
    47. Situational Action Theory
    48. Climate Change and Crime

    Part XV Positive Criminology
    49. Social Support and Crime
    50. Social Concern and Crime

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