9781138700215-1138700215-An Introduction to Criminological Theory

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

ISBN-13: 9781138700215
ISBN-10: 1138700215
Edition: 5
Author: Hopkins Burke, Roger
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 684 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138700215
ISBN-10: 1138700215
Edition: 5
Author: Hopkins Burke, Roger
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 684 pages

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions, this book presents the latest research and theoretical developments. The text is divided into five parts, the first three of which address ideal type models of criminal behaviour: the rational actor, predestined actor and victimized actor models. Within these, the various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are clearly identified. The fourth part of the book looks closely at more recent attempts to integrate theoretical elements from both within and across models of criminal behaviour, while the fifth part addresses a number of key recent concerns of criminology: postmodernism, cultural criminology, globalization and communitarianism, the penal society, southern criminology and critical criminology. All major theoretical perspectives are considered, including:

  • classical criminology,
  • biological and psychological positivism,
  • labelling theories,
  • feminist criminology,
  • critical criminology and left realism,
  • situation action,
  • desistance theories,
  • social control theories,
  • the risk society, postmodern condition and terrorism.

The new edition also features comprehensive coverage of recent developments in criminology, including ‘the myth of the crime drop’, the revitalization of critical criminology and political economy, shaming and crime, defiance theory, coerced mobility theory and new developments in social control and general strain theories. This revised and expanded fifth edition of An Introduction to Criminological Theory includes chapter summaries, critical thinking questions, policy implications, a full glossary of terms and theories and a timeline of criminological theory, making it essential reading for those studying criminology and taking courses on theoretical criminology, understanding crime, and crime and deviance

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