Advances in Criminological Theory

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  • Building a Black Criminology, Volume 24: Race, Theory, and Crime book cover

    Building a Black Criminology, Volume 24

    Race, Theory, and Crime, 1st Edition

    Edited by James D. Unnever, Shaun L. Gabbidon, Cecilia Chouhy

    In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in many cities, race plays an ever more salient role in crime and justice. Within theoretical criminology, however, race has oddly remained on the periphery. It is often introduced as a control variable in tests of theories and is rarely…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
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  • Deterrence, Choice, and Crime, Volume 23: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Deterrence, Choice, and Crime, Volume 23

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel S. Nagin, Francis T. Cullen, Cheryl Lero Jonson

    Deterrence, Choice, and Crime explores the various dimensions of modern deterrence theory, relevant research, and practical applications. Beginning with the classical roots of deterrence theory in Cesare Beccaria’s profoundly important contributions to modern criminological thought, the book draws…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19
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  • Unraveling the Crime-Place Connection, Volume 22: New Directions in Theory and Policy book cover

    Unraveling the Crime-Place Connection, Volume 22

    New Directions in Theory and Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Weisburd, John E. Eck

    Unraveling the Crime-Place Connection examines in a new light how places enhance our understanding of crime and its control. While there has been much work in this area focused on policy, few have examined the underlying theories that inform this work. Theory has played a secondary role in the "…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20
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  • Delinquency and Drift Revisited, Volume 21: The Criminology of David Matza and Beyond book cover

    Delinquency and Drift Revisited, Volume 21

    The Criminology of David Matza and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Blomberg, Francis T. Cullen, Christoffer Carlsson, Cheryl Lero Jonson

    Fifty years ago, David Matza wrote Delinquency and Drift, challenging the ways people thought about the development of criminals. Today, Delinquency and Drift Revisited reminds criminologists that they ignore Matza’s writings at their own intellectual peril. Matza’s work shows his insights on a…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • Qualitative Research in Criminology: Advances in Criminological Theory book cover

    Qualitative Research in Criminology

    Advances in Criminological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Wilson R. Palacios

    This volume investigates the significant role qualitative research plays in expanding and refining our understandings of crime and justice. It features seventeen original essays that discuss the relationship between methodology and theory. The result is a theoretically engaged volume that explores…

    Hardback – 2015-08-30
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  • Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser book cover

    Challenging Criminological Theory

    The Legacy of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser, 1st Edition

    By Francis T. Cullen

    This volume is divided into five sections that, when taken together, offer an informative account of the impact of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser's Social Sources of Delinquency on the development of American criminological thought. This classic book was her major contribution to the field.Section I tells…

    Hardback – 2015-04-30
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  • Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests book cover

    Labeling Theory

    Empirical Tests, 1st Edition

    By Joseph Murray

    Labeling theory has been an extremely important and influential development in criminology, but its recent advances have been largely neglected. This volume aims to reinvigorate labeling theory by presenting a comprehensive range of its modern applications.In the first section, Ross Matsueda…

    Hardback – 2013-11-30
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  • Measuring Crime and Criminality book cover

    Measuring Crime and Criminality

    1st Edition

    By John MacDonald

    Measuring Crime and Criminality focuses on how different approaches to measuring crime and criminality are used to test existing criminological theories. Each chapter reviews a key approach for measuring criminal behavior and discusses its strengths or weaknesses for explaining the facts of crime…

    Hardback – 2011-10-30
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  • Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts book cover

    Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts

    1st Edition

    By Joan McCord

    Facts, Frameworks, and Forecasts calls for rethinking the development of criminological theory. In her introduction, Joan McCord argues that the field is ready for new approaches and that its progress depends on a sound factual base. Examining the discipline's research design, methodology, and…

    Paperback – 2011-08-15
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  • The Origins of American Criminology: Advances in Criminological Theory book cover

    The Origins of American Criminology

    Advances in Criminological Theory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Myer

    The Origins of American Criminology is an invaluable resource. Both separately and together, these essays capture the stories behind the invention of criminology's major theoretical perspectives. They preserve information that otherwise would have been lost. There is urgency to embark on this…

    Hardback – 2011-02-15
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  • Taking Stock: The Status of Criminological Theory book cover

    Taking Stock

    The Status of Criminological Theory, 1st Edition

    By Francis T. Cullen

    Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. The very richness of our thinking about crime, however, leads to questions about the relative merits of these competing paradigms. Accordingly, in this volume…

    Paperback – 2009-01-15
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  • Integrated Developmental and Life-course Theories of Offending book cover

    Integrated Developmental and Life-course Theories of Offending

    1st Edition

    By David P. Farrington

    Developmental and life-course criminology aims to provide information about how offending and antisocial behavior develops, about risk and protective factors at different ages, and about the effects of life events on the course of development. This volume advances knowledge about these theories of…

    Paperback – 2008-06-30
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  • Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime book cover

    Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gary Jensen

    Social learning theory has been called the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States, yet it is often misrepresented. This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series explores the impact of this theory. Some equate it with differential association…

    Paperback – 2007-03-15
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  • Beyond Empiricism: Institutions and Intentions in the Study of Crime book cover

    Beyond Empiricism

    Institutions and Intentions in the Study of Crime, 1st Edition

    By Joan McCord

    Beyond Empiricism expands the discourse on theories of criminal behavior. It considers institutional, social, and individual issues related to criminal behavior, while individually each raises questions about the adequacy of current theoretical claims. The topics have significant implications both…

    Hardback – 2004-05-31
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  • Control Theories of Crime and Delinquency book cover

    Control Theories of Crime and Delinquency

    1st Edition

    By Michael Gottfredson

    For the past twenty to thirty years, control theories of crime have been at the center of theoretical development in criminology. Key to the control theory perspective is the notion that crime is an inherently individual act, and its explanation requires that we focus on the characteristics of…

    Hardback – 2003-11-30
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  • Crime and Social Organization book cover

    Crime and Social Organization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elin Waring, David Weisburd

    This tenth volume in the Advances in Criminological Theory series is dedicated to the work of Albert J. Reiss, Jr. It focuses on the relationship between crime and social organization that is so central to his work. This focus rejects a view of crime solely as the action of atomistic individuals…

    Hardback – 2001-06-30
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  • The Process and Structure of Crime: Criminal Events and Crime Analysis book cover

    The Process and Structure of Crime

    Criminal Events and Crime Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert F. Meier, Leslie Kennedy, Vincent Sacco

    Criminology has developed strong methodological tools over the past decades, establishing itself as a competitive, sophisticated, and independent social science. Perhaps because of its emphasis on matters of design, methodology, and quantitative analysis, criminology has had few significant…

    Hardback – 2001-04-30
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  • The Legacy of Anomie Theory book cover

    The Legacy of Anomie Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Freda Adler

    This sixth volume Advances in Criminological Theory is testimony to a resurgent interest in anomie-strain theory, which began in the mid-1980s and continues unabated into the 1990s. Contributors focus on the new body of empirical research and theorizing that has been added to the anomie tradition…

    Paperback – 1999-11-30
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  • The Criminology of Criminal Law book cover

    The Criminology of Criminal Law

    1st Edition

    By William Laufer

    The Criminology of Criminal Law considers the relation between criminal law and theories of crime, criminality and justice. This book discusses a wide range of topics, including: the way in which white-collar crime is defined; new perspectives on stranger violence; the reasons why criminologists…

    Hardback – 1998-02-28
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    Advances in Criminological Theory