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Criminological Theory, 7th Edition

By Frank P. Williams, Marilyn D. McShane

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 12, 2017

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The authoritative resource for concise, chronological coverage of all the major sociological criminological theories

This book provides all of the key principles of the most researched theories in the field of criminology in a concise, clearly written, and economical format. For over 30 years Williams and McShane’s Criminological Theory has been one of the most well-respected resources for undergraduate and graduate students nationwide, much appreciated for its strong research orientation and detailed research bibliographies that show the relationship between theory, research, and policy. Chapters are logically arranged with the social, cultural, and political context necessary to maximize understanding of the times that generated and supported the various theories presented. The book provides a chronological map tracing the development of each theory in relation to its predecessors and its role in the evolution of future theories. Each chapter ties into the preceding and subsequent chapter, making the theories that are meaningful to criminology today more cohesive. As a result, by understanding the relationship between early and present theory, students see the role played by the theorist more realistically, and can see themselves participating in theory as others before them have done.

Table of Contents

Preface 

1.  Introduction 

Section I: THE ROOTS OF CRIMINOLOGY

2.  The Classical School

3.  The Positive School  

Section II: THE FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN CRIMINOLOGY

4.  The Chicago School  

5.  Differential Association Theory 

6.  Anomie Theory  

Section III: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION

7.  Subculture Theories  

8.  Labeling Theory   

Section IV: MODERN CRIMINOLOGY

9.  Conflict Theory

10. Gender-Based Theories  

11. Social Control Theory

12. Social Learning Theory

13. Rational Theories

Section V: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES

14. Contemporary Theories of Process

15. Contemporary Integrative and Critical Theories 

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ISBN-10: 0-13-455889-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-455889-9

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