For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Criminological Theory, Theories of Crime & Delinquency, Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Introduction to Criminology found in Departments of Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice. This concise book, acclaimed by students as easy to read and understand, covers all the major sociological theories of crime, views the development of these theories, and shows the connections between them over time.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Classical School. 3. The Positive School. 4. The Chicago School. 5. Differential Association Theory. 6. Anomie Theory. 7. Subculture Theories. 8. Labeling Theory. 9. Conflict Theory. 10. Social Control Theory. 11. Social Learning Theory. 12. Rational Theories. 13. Gender-Based Theories. 14. Contemporary Criminological Theories I--Updating Perspectives. 15. Contemporary Criminological Theories II--Diversity in Directions. 16. The Future of Criminological Theory. Index.