Contemporary Readings in Criminology

Contemporary Readings in Criminology

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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. Key features of the new edition include: " introduces students to criminological research and methodology through edited, accessible articles that examine explanations for criminality via contemporary topics " 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 " 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.


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

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  • ISBN13: 9781412956628
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781412956628
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 1412956625

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