Contemporary Readings in Criminology (New edition)

Contemporary Readings in Criminology (New edition)

By: Gennifer A. Furst (editor)Paperback

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Bringing real-world examples into the criminology course, "Contemporary Readings in Criminology" allows undergraduate students to read about major topics in criminology in the words of the original authors. Selected from well-respected sociology and criminology journals (including SAGE social science journals), the book's readings have been edited to make them more user-friendly and were vetted by a criminology instructor advisory board to ensure quality. A topic guide helps instructors better integrate the material into the course, and well-crafted section openers place each article in context. This book introduces students to criminological research and methodology through edited, accessible articles that examine explanations for criminality via contemporary topics. It includes articles on crime typology (drawn from popular sources such as newspapers) that address violent crime and terrorism, property crime, white-collar and organized crime, and public order crimes. It contains unique pedagogy not found in other readers, including a preface, article abstracts, topic guide, a detailed list of additional Web resources, section openers, and end-of-article discussion questions.

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I. Introduction 1. The State of the Field of Criminology: A Brief Essay - Chris Eskridge 2. The Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse and Female Delinquency and Crime: A Prospective Study - Jane A. Siegel and Linda M. Williams 3. A Comparison of Help Seeking Between Latino and Non-Latino Victims of Intimate Partner Violence - Eben M. Ingram II. Classical Criminology (Choice Theory) 4. A Spatial Analysis of Criminal Effort: Auto Theft in Newark, New Jersey - Marissa C. Potchak, Jean M. McGloin and Kristen M. Zgoba 5. Serious Criminality at U.S. Colleges and Universities: An Application of the Situational Perspective - Don Hummer 6. The Novelty of "Cybercrime": An Assessment in Light of Routine Acitivity Theory - Majid Yar III. Positivism 7. The Murderous Dutch Fiddler: Criminology, History, and the Problem of Phrenology - Nicole Rafter 8. Nature and Nurture: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior - Robert Plomin and Kathryn Asbury 9. A Short History of Randomized Experiments in Criminology: A Meager Feast - David P. Farrington IV. Psychological Theories 10. Psychopathology and Tattooing Among Prisoners - Laura Manuel and Paul D. Retzlaff 11. The Terrorist Mind II: Typologies, Psychopathologies, and Practical Guidelines for Investigation - Laurence Miller V. Social Structure Perspective Section A. Strain 12. Life Strain, Coping and Delinquency in People's Republic of China: An Empirical Test of General Strain Theory from a Matching Perspective in Social Support - Wan-Nang Bao, Ain Haas and Yijun Pi 13. Marijuana Use as a Coping Response to Psychological Strain: Racial, Gender and Ethnic Differences Among Young Adults - Pamela Preston Section B. Disorganization 14. Neighborhood Context and Police Use of Force - William Terrill and Michael D. Reisig 16. Exposure to Community Violence and Childhood Delinquency - Justin W. Patchin, Beth M. Heubner, John D. MucCluskey, Sean P. Varano and Timothy S. Bynum Section C. Subculture 17. A Subcultural Study of Reacreational Ecstasy Use - Michelle Gourley 18. Race, Victim Precipitated Homocicde and the Subculture of Violence Thesis - Lance Hannon VI. Social Process Perspective Section A. Social Learning 19. Serial Killers with Military Experience: Applying Learning Theory to Serial Murder - Tammy Castle and Christopher Hensley 21. Applying Social Learning Theory to Police Misconduct - Allison T. Chappell and Alex R. Piquero Section B. Labeling and Reintegrative Shaming 23. On the Effective Use of Stigma as a Crime Deterrent - Patricia Fund 24. Social Control in China: Applications of the Labeling Theory and the Reintegrative Shaming Theory - Xiaoming Chen Section C. Social Control/Bond 25. Effect of Social Bonds on Successful Adjustment to Probation: An Event History Analysis - John R. Hepburn and Marie L Griffin 26. Self Control and Social Bonds: A Combined Control Perspective on Deviance - Douglas Longshore, Eunice Chang, Shih-chao Hseih and Nena Messina Section D. Self Control 27. Self-Control and Variability Over Time: Multivariate Results using a 5-year, Multi-site Panel of Youths - L. Thomas Winfree, Jr., Terrance J. Taylor, Ni He and Finn-Aage Esbensen VII. Life Course Theory 28. Distinguishing Graduates from Dropouts and Dismissals: Who Fails Boot Camp - Brent B. Benda, Nancy J. Toombs and Mark Peacock 29. Gender, Ethnicity, and Offending over the Life Course: Women's Pathways to Prison in the Aloha State - Marilyn Brown VIII. Cultural Criminology 30. Cultural Criminology and Kryptonite: Apolcalyptic and Retributive Constructions of Crime and Justice in Comic Books - Nickie D. Phillips and Staci Strobl 31. Framing Homocide Narratives in Newspapers: Mediated Witness and the Construction of Virtual Victimhood - Moira Peelo IX. Crime Policy 32. Contextualizing the Criminal and Justice Policy-Making Process - Karim Ismaili X. The Future of Criminology 33. Criminalizing War: Crimonology as Ceasefire - Vincenzo Ruggiero XI. Crime Typologies Section A. Violent Crime & Terrorism 35. Serving Life for Providing Car to Killers - Adam Liptak 36. Police Fatalities on the rise in '07 - Patrick Jonsson 37. With Witnesses at Risk, Murder Suspects Go Free - Davi Kocieniewski Section B. Property Crime 38. Dragnet that Ensnares Good Samaritans, Too - Jim Dwyer 39. Where Have All the Hot Goods Gone? The Role of Pawnshops - Simon M. Fass and Janice Francis Section C. White Collar & Organized Crime 40. Nonstop Theft and Bribery Stagger Iraq - Damien Cave 41. As One Mafia Fades, Italy Faces Another - Bruce Livesey Section D. Public Order Crimes 42. As Prostititutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice - Bruce Lambert 44. New York Gambling Treatment Court Stresses Help - Ken Belson

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412956628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781412956628
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1412956625
  • edition: New edition

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