An introduction to criminological theory

Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This book provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The text is divided into four parts, the first three of which address ideal type models of criminal behaviour -- the rational actor, predestined actor, and victimised actor models. Within these the various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are clearly identified. The fourth part of the book looks more closely at more recent attempts to integrate theoretical elements from both within and across models of criminal behaviour.
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An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Author: Marilyn McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135632669

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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An Introduction to Criminological Theory and the Problem of Causation

Author: Jason Warr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319474464

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

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This text offers a novel contribution to the literature on core criminological theory by introducing the complex issues relating to the structuring and analysing of causation. This text traces the paradigm shift, or drift, that has occurred in the history of criminology and shows how the problem of causation has been a leading factor in these theoretical developments. This short book is the first of its kind and is an introductory text designed to introduce both seasoned criminologists as well as students of criminology to the interesting intersections between the fields of criminology and the philosophy of the social sciences. The problem of causation is notoriously difficult and has plagued philosophers and scientists for centuries. Warr highlights the importance of grappling with this problem and demonstrates how it can lead to unsuccessful theorising and can prevent students from fully appreciating the development of thinking in criminology. This accessible account will prove to be a must-read for scholars of criminal justice, penology and philosophy of social science.
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Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412979714

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

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Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate courses. The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to this edition: Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2 New chapter on Cybercrime New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories New Career Feature Boxes New Crime Files Feature Boxes End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises New full-color design and photo program In-text links to study site Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter Blackboard and Web CT compatibility
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Criminal Justice Theory

An Introduction

Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134008236

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Criminal Justice Theory examines the theoretical foundations of criminal justice in the modern era, whilst also considering legal philosophy and ethics, explaining criminal behaviour, and discussing policing, the court process, and penology in the context of contemporary socio-economic debates. Throughout the book, a realist theoretical thread acts as a guide interlinking concepts of social progress, conflict, and cerebral models of criminal justice, whilst also recognizing our collusion in the creation of an increasingly pervasive culture of socio-control which now characterizes contemporary society. The complex theoretical issues tackled in this book are addressed in an accessible style, making this a relevant and comprehensive introduction to criminal justice theory for students on a wide range of undergraduate criminal justice modules. It is also a helpful guide for those commencing postgraduate studies in the disciplines of criminal justice, criminology, and law.
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An Introduction to Critical Criminology

Author: Pamela Ugwudike

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309405

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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An Introduction to Critical Criminology offers an accessible introduction to foundational and contemporary theories and perspectives in critical criminology which introduces students to theories and perspectives about the causes of crime, and the operation of the criminal justice system.
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Psychology and Crime

An Introduction to Criminological Psychology

Author: Clive R. Hollin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415497035

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

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Crime is an expensive aspect of society, and each year huge amounts of public money are spent on the courts, police, probation services, and prisons, while the human costs in terms of pain, fear and loss is incalculable. Psychology and Crime comprehensively covers the vital role of psychological theories and methods in understanding and managing criminal behaviour. It analyzes in depth the application of psychological findings to a range of serious crimes, such as arson, violent crime, and sexual crime. It examines the use of psychology by the police and the courts and discusses the role of psychology in crime reduction strategies. Written by a leading authority on the subject and informed by over twenty years of teaching experience, the second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent research in the field. New features also include: Expansive coverage of the development of criminal behaviour; Chapter summaries and end-of-chapter discussion points; Text boxes throughout highlighting key issues, debates and brief histories; Supplementary online resources at www.routledge.com/cw/hollin. Psychology and Crime is an essential introduction and reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in psychology, criminology, sociology and related subjects. It also represents an invaluable resource for professional training courses and anyone planning a career in the criminal justice system.
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Marginality and Condemnation

An Introduction to Criminology

Author: Bernard Schissel,Carolyn Brooks

Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552662427

Category: Social Science

Page: 509

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Containing fully updated information, this latest edition continues to view crime as a socio-political process where marginalized society members are mostly likely to feel the full force of injustice. Embodying an alternative pedagogy, this analysis explores both general issues related to criminology as well as related detailed topics from the past and present. Street crime, gender bias, and blue vs. white collar crime are also discussed.
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An Introduction to Criminology

Author: W. A. Bonger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317433408

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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This book, first published in 1936, provides an introduction to the various branches of criminology, including criminal psychology and criminology as an applied science. This title also provides an overview of some of the different criminological schools and theories. This book will be of interest to students of criminology and sociology.
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Crime, Justice, and Society

An Introduction to Criminology

Author: Ronald J. Berger,Marvin D. Free,Patricia Searles

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 613

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Now in its third edition, this innovative core text provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to key theories and topics in criminology. Highlighting issues of class, race, and gender, the authors navigate the study of crime and criminals in an accessible and compelling manner.Notably, the text:ż Investigates a breadth of topicsżranging from street crime to corporate fraudż Explores pivotal theories for understanding crime and victimizationż Promotes critical thinking by analyzing media constructions of crimeż Includes the voices of offenders, victims, and criminal justice personnelż Engages students through discussion of issues drawn from the headlines
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The Criminal Event

An Introduction to Criminology

Author: Vincent F. Sacco,Leslie W. Kennedy

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 388

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This book encourages students to think of crime events as a complete process rather than an isolated occurrence and presents the various aspects of criminology in a clearly understandable format. The author ties together theories that explain motivation and response to law, crime types, and crime locations.
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An Introduction to Crime and Criminology

Author: Hennessey Hayes,Tim Prenzler

Publisher: Pearson Australia

ISBN: 1486004989

Category: True Crime

Page: 385

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An Introduction to Crime & Criminology 4e, continues to bring together some of Australia’s most widely respected authorities on criminology. The text explores popular knowledge and understanding about crime, contrasting it with what we know about crime from official sources as well as from crime victims. The authors present and analyse the various ways that crime is defined and measured, the many and varied dimensions of crime, the broad range of theories offered to explain crime as well as some of the main ways governments and other agencies respond to and attempt to prevent crime.
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An Introduction to Criminal Psychology

Author: Russil Durrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136234349

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Crime is a topic that is of considerable interest to policy-makers, politicians and the public alike. We want to know what factors can explain the nature and prevalence of crime in society and use this knowledge to better develop approaches for managing criminal behaviour. This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to understanding crime and criminal behaviour, with a focus on psychological perspectives. A wide range of different types of criminal behaviour are considered, including juvenile crime, violent offending, sexual offending, collective violence and drug use. For each type of offence a clear overview of key conceptual and methodological issues is provided, along with a detailed consideration of the major theoretical approaches that have been developed. The book concludes by considering how our theoretical understanding of crime can inform our responses to criminal behaviour in terms of punishment, prevention and rehabilitation. Key features of the book include: • an in-depth coverage of a broad range of different types of criminal behaviour; • inclusion of a diverse range of different theoretical perspectives; • accessibly written, with extensive use of case studies, boxes and activities; • an extensive use of up-to-date references that highlight the current state of knowledge in the field of criminal psychology. This book should be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners with an interest in criminal behaviour, and is particularly suitable for undergraduate courses in criminal psychology, forensic psychology and psychological criminology.
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Criminal Justice

An Introduction to Philosophies, Theories and Practice

Author: Ian Marsh,John Cochrane,Gaynor Melville

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415333016

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This new text encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of the context and the current workings of the criminal justice system. The first part offers a clear and comprehensive review of the major philosophical aims and sociological theories of punishment, the history of justice and punishment and the developing perspective of victimology. In the second part, the focus is on the main areas of the contemporary criminal justice system, including the police, the courts and judiciary, prisons and community penalties. There are regular reflective question breaks which enable students to consider and respond to questions relating to what they have just read and the book contains useful pedagogic features such as boxed examples, leading questions and annotated further reading. This practical book is particularly geared to undergraduate students following programmes in criminal justice and criminology. It will also prove a useful resource for practitioners who are following vocationally based courses in the criminal justice area - in social work, youth justice and police training courses. s who are following vocationally based courses in the criminal justice area - in social work, youth justice and police training courses.
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Marginality and Condemnation

An Introduction to Critical Criminology

Author: Bernard Schissel,Carolyn Brooks

Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Fernwood Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 3767

This introduction to criminology uses the ethics of social justice to confront traditional views of criminals. Key questions are addressed, including What is defined as criminal? How do we respond to crime? and Why do individuals behave in ways that reproduce social inequalities? Applied real-life scenarios address such realities as the prison experience, young men in the sex trade, race and crime in the media, and racial profiling. This text provides an alternative pedagogy for teaching criminology that discusses both the abstract theory and contemporary implications of the criminal justice system.
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An Introduction to Criminology

Exploring Theories of Criminal Behavoiur

Author: Teresa Clyne

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530488148

Category:

Page: 162

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A beginner's guide to Criminology This introductory guide focuses on the vital core of criminological theories- theory, method, and criminal behaviour detailed in a clear concise manner which is has at its core plain English for ease of reading and comprehension, therefore ensuring that it is straightforward and will enable readers to more fully comprehend this complex subject. It covers current topics along with historical principles and theories, these are explored to give the reader the basis to understand not only the core of criminology but to form an unbiased subjective opinion on where criminology has come from and where it is going. It also looks at the effects crime has on society and policy decisions, and the connection between theory and criminal behaviour. Contents Introduction Biological Theories Sociological Theories6 Chapter One Crime Criminology Antisocial, deviant and immoral conduct Anti-social Behaviour Deviance The History of Criminology Pre-Enlightenment Europe Medieval Trials Trial by Ordeal Trial by Fire. Trial by Water. Hung, drawn and quartered Trial by Hot Water The Enlightenment age The Classical School Cesare Beccaria (1738-94). Jeremy Bentham Neoclassical Cesare Lombroso The Positivist theory Charles Darwin Locke John Locke Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau Modern Theories of Criminology Anomie or Strain Theory Social Learning Theory Social Control Theory Labelling Theory Radical Theory Deterrence Theory An Economic Model of Crime Deterrence and Econometrics Environmentalism Ethnicity and Crime Feminist theory Types of feminism Age and Crime Media and crime Routine Activities Theory Mental Disorder and Crime Rawls' John Bordley Rawls The veil of ignorance The Chicago School and the US theories Robert Park and Ernest Burgess Right Realism Left idealists White Collar Crime Insider Dealing Other types of white collar crime Theories of Violent Murder Gang Crime The history of gangs Theories of criminal behaviour. Psychoanalytic theorists and the origins of crime Psychoanalysis Sexual Offenders Biological Theories of crime Crime addictions Brehon Law The Four sources of law Penology The Modern Prison Service Ireland's Prisons Probation Service and the Irish Criminal Justice System The Garda Siochana History of the Gardai Modern Gardai The Court System in Ireland The Petty Sessions Superior Courts in Ireland (pre 1900) The Supreme Court and court of Criminal Appeal The Modern Court System in Ireland The Function of the Courts The District Court in Ireland The Circuit Court in Ireland The High Court in Ireland Civil Liability & Courts Act 2004 Recommended reading"
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