Why Crime?

Why Crime? : An Integrated Systems Theory of Antisocial Behavior

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For courses in Criminological Theory, Criminology, Deviance, and multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary classes in Perspectives on Crime. Meaningfully combining and integrating various theories of crime, this text identifies known risk factors related to antisocial behavior that have been discovered within numerous academic disciplines. Organized around an integrated systems perspective, the book examines six levels of analysis, from cell to society. Relationships between factors at each of these levels of analysis and antisocial behavior are stated in a testable format, and a new theory of antisocial behavior and criminality is presented.show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 172.7 x 233.7 x 15.2mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131119370
  • 9780131119376

Table of contents

1. What Is Crime? 2. What Is Theory? 3. Perspectives in Criminological Theory. 4. Cellular Level Explanations of Crime. 5. Organ Level Explanations of Crime. 6. Organism Level Explanations of Crime. 7. Group Level Explanations of Crime. 8. Community and Organization Level Explanations of Crime. 9. Society Level Explanations of Crime. 10. An Integrated Systems Theory of Antisocial Behavior. References. Index.show more

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"Why Crime? illustrates both the psychological imagination and the gap where some classic criminology has failed." -- Art Jipson, University of Dayton "The organization of topics is logical and well explained--moving from cell up to society levels makes sense... This [book] is interesting to read and think about... The attempt to bring the different disciplines together gives one (including students) something to think about." -- Kim Davies, Augusta State University "It is a book that needs to be written and published." -- Stephen Brodt, Ball State Universityshow more