Criminological Theory

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9780135154618: Criminological Theory

For courses in Criminology.

 

Taking a sociological perspective, this book discusses the major theories of crime–from classical theories to new theories such as Cultural Criminology and Peacemaking Criminology. The book offers a balanced presentation–presenting each theory’s social and intellectual heritage, perspective and assumptions and major concepts. This edition includes updates on current crime theories, critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter and additional examples that connect crime theories to real life.

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Now in its fifth edition, Criminological Theory continues to offer readers a clear, concise, and authoritative introduction to theories of crime, past and present. The book features a consistent and reader-friendly organization, presenting each theory’s social and intellectual heritage, perspective and assumptions, and major concepts. Criminological Theory, fifth edition, is an ideal choice for a primary undergraduate crime theory text or as an invaluable reference when preparing for graduate comprehensive exams.

 

New to this edition:

  •  Updates on current crime theories reflect the latest theoretical developments in the field
  • Critical thinking questions as the end of each chapter stimulate class discussion and challenge readers to apply the theories to today’s society
  • Additional examples throughout connect crime theories to real life

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