An anthology of 36 previously published articles and book excerpts that focus on the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today.
This book is an anthology of 34 previously published articles and book exerpts that focus on the major theories, past and present, that inform criminology today. While there are a variety of readers available in criminological theory, Cote provides a greater emphasis on some of the novel, newer theories, and some of the often overlooked theoretical perspectives - particularly the newer integrative perspectives. Additionally, an innovative section early in the book contains articles looking at the points where theory and research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice merge and diverge. Features/Benefits: * Some new perspectives not often seen in theory readers* There is a greater emphasis on issues of gender, race, and class within criminological theories and criminality giving the book a more contemporary feel.* The anthology includes and expands on topics typically neglected in other texts, namely white-collar crime; developmental criminology; new penology; postmodern and constitutive theories; and integrated theories that consider genetics, psychology, and environmental approaches.* Brief overviews introducing each article discuss the author, the article's important points, and a context for its development and value.* Discussion questions at the end of each theory section.
PART I1. Twenty Years of Testing Theories: What Have We Learned and Why? - Thomas J. Bernard2. The Criminological Enterprise in Europe and the United States - Ineke Haen Marshall3. Conceptualizing Criminal Justice Theory - Thomas J. Bernard & Robin Shepard Engel4. Biological Perspectives in Criminology - Diana H. Fishbein5. Criminology and The Holocaust: Xenophobia, Evolution, and Genocide - Augustine Brannigan6. Delinquency Rates and Community Characteristics - Clifford R. Shaw & Henry D. McKay 7. Incarceration, Social Capital, and Crime: Implications for Social Disorganization Theory - Dina R. Rose & Todd R. Clear 8. The Subculture of Violence - Marvin E. Wolfgang & Franco Ferracuti 9. Social Structure and Anomie - Robert K. Merton 10. Crime and the American Dream - Steven F. Messner & Richard Rosenfeld11. Foundation for a General Strain Theory of Crime and Delinquency - Robert Agnew12. A Sociological Theory of Criminal Behavior - Edwin H. Sutherland 13. A Social Learning Theory of Crime - Ronald L. Akers 14. Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency - Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza 15. Class in the Household: A Power-Control Theory of Gender and Delinquency - John Hagan, John Simpson, & A. R. Gillis 16. Charles Tittle's Control Balance and Criminological Theory - John Braithwaite17.Thoughts Stimulated by Braithwaite's Analysis of Control Balance Theory - Charles R. Tittle18. The Dynamic Nature of Deviance - John Curra19. Deviance on the Record: Techniques for Labeling Child Abusers in Official Documents - Leslie Margolin 20. Parental Sanctions and Delinquent Behavior: Toward Clarification of Braithwaite's Theory of Reintegration - Carter Hay21. Is "White Collar Crime" Crime? - Edwin H. Sutherland22. The Nature of Criminality: Low-Self Control - Michael R. Gottfredson & Travis Hirschi 23. Organizational Offending and Neoclassical Criminology: Challenging the Reach of a General Theory of Crime - Gary E. Reed & Peter Cleary Yeager24. Marx, Engels, and Bonger on Crime and Social Control - Ian Taylor, Paul Walton, & Jock Young25. Constitutive Criminology: The Maturation of Critical Theory - Stuart Henry & Dragan Milovanovic26. Postmodern Criminology in Relation to Radical and Conflict Criminology - Bruce A. Arrigo and Thomas J. Bernard27. "Three Strikes" as Public Policy: The Convergence of the New Penology and the McDonaldization of Punishment - David Shichor28. Feminism and Criminology - Kathleen Daly and Meda Chesney-Lind 29. Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology - Kathleen DalyPART VI: INTEGRATED THEORIES AND UNIQUE APPROACHES 30. Crime as a Rational Choice - Derek B. Cornish and Ronald V. Clarke31. Routine Activities and Crime Prevention in the Developing Metropolis - Marcus Felson32. Adolescent-Limited and Life Course Persistent Anti-Social Behavior - Terrie E. Moffitt33. The Development of Offending - Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber34. Integrated Theoretical Perspective on Delinquent Behavior - Delbert S. Elliott, Suzanne S. Ageton, & Rachelle J. Canter35. Toward an Interactional Theory of Delinquency - Terence P. Thornberry 36. Behavior Genetics and Anomie/Strain Theory - Anthony WalshSelected ReferencesIndexAbout the Editor