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Criminological Theories

Criminological Theories
Traditional and Non-Traditional Voices and Themes

  • Imogene Moyer - Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Criminology, USA

August 2001 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This comprehensive textbook not only offers a detailed presentation of theoretical perspectives and theorists, but also includes a history of the social environment for each theoretical perspective and biographies of the various theorists. Unlike other comparable criminology texts, Imogene L. Moyer includes discussions of the levels of analysis and the assumptions of the theorists regarding society and people. In addition to covering the traditional theories, the book features currently developing feminist and peacemaking theories, as well as theories from people of color. Exerts from the original sources are frequently incorporated into the chapters.

The text features flow charts, photographs, inset biographical sketches, and discussion questions at the end of chapters. Both author and subject indices are included. The book is directed to upper division undergraduate and graduate students in criminology and sociology courses on criminological theories of deviance.

1. The Expansion of Criminological Theory
2. The Classical School
3. The Positivist School
4. The Functionalist Perspective
5. The Chicago School
Ayn Embar-Seddon
6. The Control Theorists
Cavit Cooley
7. The Interactionist School
8. Conflict/Radical Marxist Theories
9. Feminist Criminology
10. Peacemaking in Criminology

Some good theories. Easy to read for students.

Miss Sam Shepley
Law, Oldham College
October 4, 2022

An interesting book which is recommended on the reading list. Useful for students.

Mrs Chrissie Draper
Educational Psychology, Derby College
March 19, 2021

Writing wasn't very engaging

Dr Robert Duran
Criminal Justice Dept, New Mexico State University - Las Cruces
January 17, 2013

Imogene Lilly Moyer

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ISBN: 9780803958500