The authoritative resource for criminological theory. Criminological Theory, 6/e provides concise chronological coverage of all the major criminological theories. The text puts theories into socio-historical context to illustrate how and why certain theories evolved, why they were popular at particular points in time, and how they are still active and influential today. The authors also examine the research and policies that were inspired by each theory. Specifically designed to suit one-semester courses, students and instructors alike will appreciate the text's straight-forward approach, clear language, and comprehensive coverage.
Chapter 1 Introduction SECTION I: THE ROOTS OF CRIMINOLOGY Chapter 2 The Classical School Chapter 3 The Positive School SECTION II: THE FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGY Chapter 4 The Chicago School Chapter 5 Differential Association Theory Chapter 6 Anomie Theory SECTION III: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION Chapter 7 Subculture Theories Chapter 8 Labeling Theory SECTION IV: MODERN CRIMINOLOGY Chapter 9 Conflict Theory Chapter 10 Gender-based Theories Chapter 11 Social Control Theory Chapter 12 Social Learning Theory Chapter 13 Rational Theories SECTION V: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES Chapter 14 Contemporary Theories of Process Chapter 15 Contemporary Integrative and Critical Theories