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Criminological Theory
The Essentials

Fourth Edition


February 2022 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Fourth Edition by Stephen G. Tibbetts and Alex R. Piquero is a brief yet comprehensive overview of the major concepts and perspectives of the key theories in the evolution of criminology.

Putting criminological theory in context, the acclaimed authors examine policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to show students the practical application of theories to contemporary social problems. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest theoretical extensions and empirical research, with links made to specific theories and recent events.
 
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Book: An Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory
 
Chapter 2. Preclassical and Classical Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 3. Modern Applications of the Classical Perspective: Deterrence, Rational Choice, and Routine Activities or Lifestyle Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 4. Early Positive School Perspectives of Criminality
 
Chapter 5. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior
 
Chapter 6. Early Social Structure and Strain Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 7. The Chicago School and Cultural and Subcultural Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 8. Social Process and Learning Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 9. Social Reaction and Critical Models of Crime
 
Chapter 10. Feminist Models of Crime
 
Chapter 11. Life-Course Perspectives of Criminality
 
Chapter 12. Integrated Theoretical Models and New Perspectives of Crime

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Some good theories, not all relevant for the course. Easy to read for students.

Miss Sam Shepley
Law, Oldham College
October 4, 2022

An accessible, yet informative introduction to criminological theory. Ideally pitched for first year policing students.

Mr Lewis Ambler
Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
May 21, 2022

Not teaching the class.

Dr Roger Guy
Criminal Justice Dept, Suny-Oswego
August 2, 2022

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ISBN: 9781071838242
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