Criminology : Theory and context

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How do criminologists attempt to explain the phenomena of crime and deviance? This accessible and engaging textbook provides some answers to this question by providing a historical and theoretical introduction to criminology, examining the chronology of criminological theory, the social and political context of its development and its relationship with the criminal justice system.Fully revised and updated, this text brings the discussion of theory up to the present day and includes further coverage of feminist and gendered theories of crime and criminality and the impact of cybercrime, transnational crime and globalized security on criminological theory. This book emphasises the political underpinnings to theoretical perspectives and encourages students to recognise the need to locate theories of crime and deviance in their structural contexts. The new edition is even more engaging for students than before. It contains more detailed and structured introductions and summaries in each chapter, as well as web-links, lists of further reading and study questions to encourage critical thinking. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to think about and apply theoretical understanding to concrete examples, making the book essential reading for courses on criminological theory and advanced issues in more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 1138851035
  • 9781138851030

About Maggie O'Neill

John Tierney is a retired lecturer in criminology from Durham University. Maggie O'Neill is Professor of Criminology at Durham more

Table of contents

Part 1. Preliminaries and Early History, 1. Criminology, crime, deviance and criminal justice, 2. Measuring crime and criminality, 3. Criminology and criminologists up to world war two, Part 2. World War 2 to the Mid 60's, 4. The discipline of criminology and its context 1, 5. Social disorganisation and anomie, 6. Strain, subcultures and delinquency, 7. Criminological theory in Britain, Part 3. The mid-60's to the early 70's, 8. The discipline of criminology and its context 2, 9. New Deviancy Theory: the interactionist approach to deviance, Part 4. The 1970s, 10. The discipline of criminology and its context 3, 11. Post-new deviancy and the new criminology, Part 5. 1980s to the mid-90s, 12. The discipline of criminology and its context 4, 13. Criminological Theory - feminism and administrative, right realism, critical criminology and left realism, Part 6. The mid 90's to the new millennium, 14. The discipline of criminology and its context 5, 15. Criminological Theories: Recent Developments, 16. Conclusion/Postscriptshow more

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