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Criminology and Social Theory (Clarendon Studies in Criminology)

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsDavid Garland (Editor), Richard Sparks (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7399541M
ISBN 100198299427
ISBN 109780198299424


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In this unique collection of essays, a diverse group of distinguished social theorists reflect upon the intellectual challenges and opportunities presented to criminology by recent transformations in the social and intellectual landscapes of contemporary societies.

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For social control theory, the underlying view of human nature includes the conception of free will, thereby giving offenders the capacity of choice, and responsibility for their behavior. As such, social control theory is aligned more with the classical school of criminology than with positivist or determinist perspectives.

Rational choice theory: People generally act in their self-interest and make decisions to commit crime after weighing the potential risks (including getting caught and punished) against the rewards. Social disorganization theory: A person’s physical and social environments are primarily responsible for the behavioral choices that person makes.

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In Criminological Theories, the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents.

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The title refers to social policy, meaning an area of government intervention directed at improving social welfare. The standard text in the field, Vold's Theoretical Criminology is universally known by scholars in the discipline. Taking a largely historical approach, it discusses both classic and contemporary theories, presenting historical context, empirical research, and policy implications for each one.

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Criminological Theory Summaries Theory Main Points Theorists/Researchers Classical Crime occurs when the benefits outweigh the costs—when people pursue self-interest in the absence of effective punishments.

Crime is a free-willed choice. See also deterrence, rational choice. Beccaria Positivist Crime is caused or determined. Lombroso placedFile Size: 30KB. The book provides criminology students with an understanding of key social policy issues, and introduces criminological theory to social policy students.

It is designed to cover the core components of courses in both of these areas. Social Learning Theory Criminal Justice and criminological theories have a complicated and intricate past that many researchers have delved deep into to discover mysteries and causes of crime. The Social Learning Theory is just one of many that have marked a lasting impact on society and the field of criminology.

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Amid. A Word about Theory 19 Box A Timeline of Criminology 20 Conclusion 21 Social Structural Answers 75 Introduction 75 Conflict Criminology Research on Conflict Criminology File Size: KB.

In its social disorganization form, social control theory was what is now called a life course theory. The idea was straightforward: Individuals are controlled by ties to the significant people and institutions in their lives.

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In criminology, differential association is a theory developed by Edwin Sutherland (–) proposing that through interaction with others, individuals learn the values, attitudes, techniques, and motives for criminal behavior. Differential association theory is the most talked-about of the learning theories of deviance.3.

A theory can try to explain crime for a large social unit or area (macro), or it can attempt to explain crime at the individual or smaller unit level (micro). 4. Because we are dealing with human behavior, the social sciences will never be like the hard sciences.

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