The sixth edition of Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences builds on its prior success with updated coverage of criminological theory and a fresh look at policy implications. The new edition continues to offer a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime in a clear, accessible text which moves readers beyond commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies.
This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. New to This Edition:Expanded coverage biosocial criminology that explores the latest research in this area and the perspective's growing policy implications. New tables that summarize theoretical developments and that can serve as useful study guides Comprehensive coverage of macro-level control theories, including collective efficacy theory, the systemic model, and cultural attenuation theoryDiscussions of new theoretical developments, including male peer support theory, a theory of African American offending, integrated cognitive antisocial potential theory, and social concern theory.?Expanded coverage of new directions in critical theoryNew sources that assess developments within, and the empirical status of, the major theories Updates of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.
Selected entries on the student study site from the Cullen/Wilcox, Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory