Theoretical Criminology

Theoretical Criminology

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A standard text in its field, "Theoretical Criminology" has been extensively revised in order to bring it up-to-date. Empirical research related to each theory of criminal behaviour is reviewed and assessed, and research issues related to theory testing are discussed. The book concludes with suggestions about how to facilitate scientific progress in criminology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 365 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 22mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 4 line drawings
  • 0195073215
  • 9780195073218

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"Vold and Bernard have combined to provide a thorough presentation of the major theories that have inspired criminologists to explain criminal behavior. Vold's initial effort set a firm foundation on which Bernard has fine tuned and modernizxed the material for today's reader."-Anthony W. Zumpetta, West Chester Universityshow more

About George B. Vold

The late George B. Vold was a Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1937 until his retirement in 1964. Vold, a renowned scholar, is the author of Prediction Methods and Parole (1931), Survey of Police Training (1937), and Man and Society (1937). Thomas J. Bernard is Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of The Consensus-Conflict Debate (1983) and The Cycle of Juvenile Justice (1992). Jeffrey B. Snipes is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. His articles have appeared in Criminology, Crime and Justice, Law and Society Review, Social Forces, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and American Journal of Criminal Justice.show more

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