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Criminological Controversies

A Methodological Primer, 1st Edition

By John L Hagan, A. R. Gillis, David Brownfield, A R Gillis


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A lucid text addressed to students and scholars, this book explores some of the key controversies that have stimulated the scientific study of crime: disputes about the connections between gender, class, and crime; policing; the criminality of our cities; the role of peer groups in the causes of crime; and links between drugs and crime. In pursuing

Table of Contents

1 The Class and Crime Controversy, 2 Testing Propositions About Gender and Crime, 3 Urbanization, Sociohistorical Context, and Crime, 4 Initial and Subsequent Effects of Policing on Crime, 5 Subcultural Theories of Crime and Delinquency, 6 The Drugs and Crime Connection and Offense Specialization: A Latent Variable Approach

About the Authors

John L Hagan, professor at Northwestern University, is the author of Structural Criminology and other books on crime. A. R. Gillis and David Brownfield are professors in the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General