Criminological Thought

Criminological Thought : Pioneers Past and Present

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For courses in Criminological Theory. Offering an extensive look into the lives and times of fifteen notable crime theorists, Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present examines the people who have helped shape the discipline. Using a dual table of contents, theorists are organized chronologically and by schools of thought. Each chapter highlights one thinker and includes a biographical sketch, basic assumptions, and key ideas from that individual. Critiques of each theory and a bibliography of sources is also included.show more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131190466
  • 9780131190467

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Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present explores criminological theory by introducing readers to fifteen leading historical and contemporary crime theorists. Each chapter of the text highlights one thinker, and features a biographical sketch, an overview of his basic assumptions, and an explanation of his key ideas. Critiques of each theory and a bibliography of primary and other sources are also included in each chapter. Featured criminological pioneers include: Cesare Beccaria Cesare Lombroso David Emile Durkheim Sigmund Freud Robert Ezra Park William Herbert Sheldon Edwin Hardin Sutherland Walter Cade Reckless Robert King Merton Albert Kircidel Cohen Lloyd Ohlin Gresham M'Cready Sykes Erving Goffman Howard Becker Earl Richard Quinneyshow more

Table of contents

I Classicalism Cesare Beccaria Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography II Positivism A Biological Cesare Lombroso Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography William Herbert Sheldon Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References and Bibliography B Psychological Sigmund Freud Biographical Sketch Basic Assumtions Key Ideas Critique References and Bibliography C Ecology Robert Ezra Park Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography D Social Learning Edwin Hardin Sutherland Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography E Strain/Sub-Cultural David Emile Durkheim Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References and Bibliography Robert K Merton Biographical Sketch Basic Assumtpions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography Albert Kircidel Cohen Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References and Bibliography Lloyd Ohlin Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography F Control Walter Cade Reckless Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography Gresham M'Cready Sykes Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography III Social Interaction/Conflict A Erving Goffman Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography B Howard Saul Becker Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliography C Earl Richard Quinney Biographical Sketch Basic Assumptions Key Ideas Critique References Bibliographyshow more