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Criminological Theory
The Essentials

Fourth Edition


January 2022 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Fourth Edition offers students a brief yet comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary criminologists and their theories. Putting criminological theory in context, acclaimed authors Stephen G. Tibbetts and Alex R. Piquero examine policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to demonstrate to 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 and  links have been made to specific theories and recent events, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as well as the coronavirus pandemic.
 
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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Stephen George Tibbetts

Stephen G. Tibbetts, currently a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, has been pursuing an understanding of criminal offending for over the past two decades. He has attempted to discover the extent to which individuals’ inherent dispositions and attitudinal traits contribute to their offending decisions, especially in relation to other factors, such as demographic, developmental, and situational factors. Dr. Tibbetts’ research has included work on the differences between men and women in their decisions to commit deviant behavior, as well as their perceptions of risk and consequences of getting caught. His... More About Author

Alex R. Piquero

Alex R. Piquero is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology & Criminology and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar the University of Miami and Professor of Criminology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He was Co-Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology from 2008 to 2013 and currently serves as Editor of Justice Evaluation Journal. Prior to joining the University of Miami in August 2020, he was Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and Director of... More About Author

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