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1st Edition

Criminological Controversies
A Methodological Primer

ISBN 9780813310848
Published May 31, 1996 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This book is about how to study crime. It addresses the controversies in crime as a means of developing answers and of contributing to the resolution of disputes and as a means of introducing and explaining basic methods of a social science of crime.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Fact of the Matter… -- The Class and Crime Controversy -- Testing Propositions About Gender and Crime -- Urbanization, Sociohistorical Context, and Crime -- Initial and Subsequent Effects of Policing on Crime -- Subcultural Theories of Crime and Delinquency -- The Drugs and Crime Connection and Offense Specialization -- Epilogue: Toward a Science of Crime -- About the Book and Authors

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