Theories of delinquency: an examination of explanations of delinquent behavior

"Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald J. Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evalua...

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Main Author: Shoemaker, Donald J.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
Edition:Seventh Edition
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Summary:"Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald J. Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations. Theories covered include biological and psychological explanations, anomie and social disorganization, differential association, drift theory, labeling theory, critical theories, and explanations of female delinquency. Now in its seventh edition, Theories of Delinquency contains up-to-date discussions based on current research of new developments in the area of social disorganization theory and analysis of related concepts such as collective efficacy and place criminology. This edition also offers a fresh look at bio-social and psychological connections to crime and delinquency, and reconsiders the importance of theoretical concepts in the final chapter. Clearly written, consistently organized, and now thoroughly updated, Theories of Delinquency remains essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of crime and delinquency"--
" Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations. Theories covered include biological and psychological explanations, anomie and social disorganization, differential association, drift theory, labeling theory, critical theories, and explanations of female delinquency. Now in its seventh edition, Theories of Delinquency contains up-to-date discussions based on current research, incorporates new developments in social disorganization theory and related concepts of collective efficacy and criminology of place, and presents a fresh look at bio-social and psychological connections to crime and delinquency and the general theory of crime. Clearly written, consistently organized, and thoroughly updated, Theories of Delinquency remains essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of crime and delinquency. "--
Machine generated contents note: -- <strong>1. Explanations of Delinquency </strong> -- The Problem of Delinquency -- The Issue of Causality -- What Is a Theory? -- Verification of Theories -- The Plan of This Book -- <strong>2. The Classical School: Issues of Choice and Reasoning </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Rational Choice Theory -- Summary -- <strong>3. Biological and Biosocial Explanations </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Somatotypes and Delinquency -- Inheritance and Delinquency -- Emerging Trends in Biological Explanations of Delinquency -- Summary -- <strong>4. Psychological Theories</strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Intelligence and Delinquency -- The Psychiatric-Psychoanalytic Approach -- General Personality Characteristics -- Summary -- <strong>5. Social Disorganization and Anomie</strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Social Disorganization -- Anomie and Delinquency: Discontinuities in Society -- Summary -- <strong>6. Lower-Class-Based Theories of Delinquency </strong> -- Historical Overview and Generic Assumptions -- Cohen and the Middle-Class Measuring Rod -- Cloward and Ohlin's Theory of Differential Opportunity -- Structure -- Miller's Theory of Lower-Class Culture and Delinquency -- Summary -- <strong>7. Interpersonal and Situational Explanations </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Differential Association -- Drift and Delinquency -- Summary -- <strong>8. Control Theories </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Personal Controls -- Social Controls-The Social Bond -- A General Theory of Crime -- Summary -- <strong>9.Labeling Theory </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Generic Assumptions -- Summary -- <strong>10. The Radical Theory of Delinquency </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Beyond "Radical" Theory -- <strong>11. Female Delinquency </strong> -- Historical Overview -- Basic Biological and Psychological Approaches -- Gender Roles and Delinquency -- Women's Emancipation -- Evaluation -- Power-Control Theory -- Feminist Explanations of Female Delinquency -- Summary -- <strong>12. Delinquency Theory: An Integrative Approach </strong> -- Integrated Theories: Some Considerations and a -- Proposed Model -- Author Index -- Subject Index
Item Description:Revised edition of the author's Theories of delinquency, 2010
Physical Description:xi, 403 Seiten
ISBN:9780190841270