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Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences. Title : Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences.
Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, this Fifth Edition of the authors " clear, accessible text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common sense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context and now includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.
The Fifth Edition of Criminological Theory: Contexts and Consequences builds on the success of previous editions with updated coverage of criminological theory within a broader sociological and historical context. Its diverse coverage of major theories spans traditional and contemporary perspectives, with an eye toward the policy implications inherent within the theory.New to the Fifth Edition: A new chapter that reviews theories of white-collar crime, from the writings of Edwin Sutherland to more contemporary developments. A substantially revised chapter on biosocial criminology that includes the latest research in this growing area. Seven new tables that summarize theoretical developments and that can serve as useful study guides. A new discussion in Chapter 1, to help guide readers through the book, that gives an overview of the main changes in American society and their relationship to theoretical developments. More biographical information, drawn from new sources, on theorists so as to show how context influenced their theorizing. Discussions of new theoretical developments, ranging from Hirschi's control theory and behavioral economics to critical and feminist perspectives. New sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories. Updates of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.
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Francis T. Cullen, J. Robert Lilly, Richard A. Ball