Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It?

By: Stephen G. Tibbetts (author), Pamela J. Schram (author)Paperback

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Acclaimed authors and professors Pamela Schram and Steven G. Tibbetts skillfully connect criminological theories to real-life cases to help students better understand criminology fundamentals. They thoroughly introduce theoretical perspectives that explain criminal behaviour and are most respected by modern criminologists, while illustrating the theories with real-life examples such as street violence and property crimes. This text also includes many contemporary topics that are not well represented in competing texts, such as cybercrime, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, and identity theft.

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Pamela Schram has published on such topics as female offenders, especially those women involved in violent offenses as well women in prison. Her research interests also include examining treatment effects on gang and non-gang members. She is currently focusing on issues pertaining to elderly prisoners. Dr. Schram has been involved in various research projects that have primarily focused on evaluating treatment effectiveness such as juvenile diversion options and programs for at-risk youths. She has published three books, four book chapters, and over 20 scholarly papers. Dr. Schram received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino. Stephen G. Tibbetts, currently a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, has been pursuing an understanding of criminal offending for over the past two decades. He has attempted to discover the extent to which individuals' inherent dispositions and attitudinal traits contribute to their offending decisions, especially in relation to other factors, such as demographic, developmental, and situational factors. Dr. Tibbetts' research has included work on the differences between men and women in their decisions to commit deviant behavior, as well as their perceptions of risk and consequences of getting caught. His additional research interests include the effects of perinatal disorders as an influence in future criminality, the etiology of white-collar crime, and gang intervention. Dr. Tibbetts has published nine books and more than 50 scholarly papers examining various issues in criminology. He received the 2011 Outstanding Professor Award at CSU, San Bernardino. He previously worked extensively as an Officer of the Court in providing recommendations for dispositions of numerous juvenile court cases from 1997 to 2008.

Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Criminology Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Motor Vehicle Theft Comparative Criminology-Ranking Regions/Countries on Rates of Motor Vehicle Theft High Profile Crimes: Why Do They Do It? Jerry Sandusky Chapter 2. Classical School of Criminological Thought Case Study Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes The Harp Brothers-First Documented Serial Killers in the US1 Applying Theory to Crimes-Other Assaults (Simple) Comparative Criminology-Ranking Countries by Rate of Prison Population Chapter 3. Contemporary Classical and Deterrence Research Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Driving Under the Influence Comparative Criminology-Ranking Countries by Rates of Beer Consumption and Rates of Threats/Assaults Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Gary Ridgway-The Green River Killer Chapter 4. Early Positivism: Biological Theories of Crime Case Study Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Dr. Harold Shipman-The Second Most Prolific Serial Killer in World History Applying Theory to Crimes: Burglary Comparative Criminology: Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Burglary Chapter 5. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Aggravated Assault Comparative Criminality-Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Assault Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Charles Whitman-University of Texas Chapter 6. Psychological/Trait Theories of Crime Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Rape Comparative Criminality-Ranking of Countries According to Sexual Offenses or Incidents Against Women Chapter 7. Social Structure Theories of Crime I: Early Development and Strain Models of Crime Case Study Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes-Gang Lu, PhD: The Student who Killed Applying Theory to Crimes-Bank Robbery Comparative Criminality-Bank Robbery Chapter 8. Social Structure Theories of Crime II: Social Disorganization and Subcultures Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Stalking Comparative Criminology-Comparing Rates of Intimate Violence Committed Against Females Across World Nations/Regions Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Whitey Bulger-Ringleader of Irish Mafia in South Boston Chapter 9. Social Process and Control Theories of Crime Case Study Applying Theory to Crimes-Murder Comparative Criminology-Homicide/Murder Rates Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes - Aileen Wuornos-Notorious Predatory Female Serial Killer Chapter 10. Labeling Theory and Conflict/Marxist/Radical Theories of Crime Case Study Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael Jackson Applying Theory to Crimes-Larceny-Theft Comparative Criminology-Ranking Countries by Rate of Larceny-Theft Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Theodore Kaczynski Chapter 11. Feminist Theories of Crime Case Study Comparative Criminology-Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Trafficking in Persons Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Mary K. Letourneau Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Lavinia Fisher Comparative Criminology-Rates of Robbery Across Different Continents/Regions of the World Chapter 12. Developmental/Life-Course Theories of Crime Case Study Comparative Criminology-Child Abuse Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes Henry L. Earl (arrested 1333 times) Applying Theory to Crimes-Arson Comparative Criminology-Arson Comparative Criminology-Comparing Crime Rates of US Cities Chapter 13. White-Collar, Organized Crime, and Cybercrime Case Study: Martha Stewart Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Michael Milken-Inside Trader to the Highest Extent Why Do They Do It?: High Profile Crimes Enron Comparative Criminology-Ranking Countries as Likeliest of Companies to Pay or Offer Bribes to Win or Retain Business Applying Theory to Crimes-White Collar Crime Comparative Criminology-Ranking Regions/Countries as Most Likely for Organized Crime Chapter 14. Hate Crimes, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Case Study Applying Theory to Part I Crimes-Terrorism Comparative Criminology-Quality of Rule of Law and Perceived Cost of Terrorism Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - FBI's Wanted for Domestic Terrorism Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes - Timothy McVeigh Chapter 15. Drugs and Crime Why Do They Do It? High Profile Crimes- Ryan Thomas Haight Comparative Criminology-Contact with Drug-Related Problems in the Area of Residence Applying Theory to Crimes-Drug Selling/Trafficking and Drug Usage High Crime Profile: Why Did They Do It? - Pablo Escobar

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781412990851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 568
  • ID: 9781412990851
  • weight: 1134
  • ISBN10: 1412990858

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