Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory : An Analysis of Its Underlying Assumptions

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With complete chapters devoted to feminist and post-modernist criminological theory, this text examines the ideas of various theorists on human nature, societal structure, criminal law, criminal behaviour and crime causation. It provides students with a clear, analytical overview of criminological theory - systematically analyzing, comparing and evaluating both traditional and contemporary theoretical perspectives and assumptions.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155003291
  • 9780155003293

Table of contents

Introduction to the Analytical Framework. Demonological Theories. Classical and Post-Rational Classical Choice Theories. Individual Positivism I: Biological Theories. Individual Positivism II: Personality Theories. Sociological Positivism I: Social Ecology Theories. Sociological Positivism II: Strain and Subcultural Theories. Social Process Theories I: Learning, Bonding and Social Control. Social Process Theories II: Interactionism, Labeling and Social Constructionism. Critical Criminologies I: Conflict, Anarchies and Marxist Theories. Critical Criminologies II: Feminist Theories. Critical Criminologies III: Postmodernist Theories. Conclusion: Fission or Fusion.
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