Higher Education

Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research, 2nd Edition

  • Richard Rosenfeld University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Kenna Quinet Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Crystal A. Garcia Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • ISBN-10: 1111771812  |  ISBN-13: 9781111771812
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010
  • © 2012 | Published
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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE THEORY, 1/e is an outstanding anthology of social institution-focused essays ideal for stimulating discussions and debates in the classroom. This collection features all 26 proposals and response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology’s 2010 annual meeting, on the major social institutions – family, education, religion, the economy, and the political system – and features a lead paper and commentaries on the paper written by subject experts. The book’s concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate current research and critical thinking into their criminology and criminal justice curricula.

Features and Benefits

  • Featuring a foreword by ASC President Richard Rosenfeld, this collection includes essays from some of the leading criminologists in the field as well as promising young scholars. The book is a concise resource for those wanting to incorporate current research into their criminology and criminal justice curricula, and can serve not only as a post-meeting reference, but also as a mainstream text for undergraduate Policy courses.

Table of Contents

Part 1: FAMILY.
Investing Where It Counts: Preventing Delinquency and Crime with Early Family-Based Programs. Brandon C. Welsh & Alex R. Piquero. Cost-Effective Crime Prevention. Jens Ludwig. Keeping Up with the Jurisdiction Next Door: Access to and Use of Evidence Regarding Effective Prevention Programs for High-Risk Families. Peter W. Greenwood.
The Influence of Racial Threat in Schools: Recent Research Findings. Kelly Welch. Racial Threat and Schools: Looking Beyond the Boundaries of Criminology. Aaron Kupchik. The Impact of Recent School Discipline Research on Racial Threat Theory. Cyndy Caravelis Hughes. “No Time to Talk”: A Cautiously Optimistic Tale of Restorative Justice and Related Approaches to School Discipline. Gordon Bazemore & Mara Schiff
From Social Control to Social Engagement: Enabling the “Time and Space” to Talk Through Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation. Brenda Morrison.
Talking Back to Bazemore and Schiff: A Discussion of Restorative Justice Interventions in Schools. Hilary Cremin.
Part 3. RELIGION .
Crime and Religion: Assessing the Role of the Faith Factor. Byron R. Johnson & Sung Joon Jang. Toward a Criminology of Religion: Comment on Johnson and Jang. Francis T. Cullen Religion as a Unique Cultural Influence on Crime and Delinquency: Expanding on Johnson and Jang’s Agenda. Jeffery T. Ulmer. Prisoner Radicalization and Sacred Terrorism: A Life Course Perspective. Mark S. Hamm.
Politicization of Prisoners is an Old and Contemporary Story. Todd Clear. Conversion, Radicalization, and the Life Course: Future Research Questions. Margaret Zahn.
Part 4. ECONOMY.
Family and Neighborhood Effects on Youth Violence: Does Community Economic Development Increase Adolescent Well-Being? John M. MacDonald, Ricky Bluthenthal, Robert Stokes, & Ben Grunwald.
Do Business Improvement Districts Exert a Contextual Effect on Adolescent Well-Being? Gina Penly Hall & Alan J. Lizotte. Geographically Targeted Economic Development Policy and Youth Violence. Robert T. Greenbaum. Fraud Vulnerabilities, the Financial Crisis, and the Business Cycle. Michael Levi.
The Effect of Economic Conditions on Fraud Arrest Rates: A Comment on Levi. Philip J. Cook.
Evolutionary Ecology, Fraud, and the Global Financial Crisis. Michael L. Benson.
Part 5. POLITY.
Imprisonment and Crime Control: Building Evidence-Based Policy. Daniel Nagin. Less Imprisonment, Less Crime: A Reply to Nagin. Michael Tonry.
Deterrence, Economics, and the Context of Drug Markets. Shawn Bushway & Peter Reuter. The Great Recession and the Great Confinement: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Penal Reform. Marie Gottschalk. Mass Incarceration and the Great Recession: A Comment on Gottschalk. Jonathan Simon.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard Rosenfeld

Richard Rosenfeld is a Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a past President of the American Society of Criminology. He has written several articles on violent crime, crime statistics, and crime control policy, and his current research focuses on explaining changes in crime rates over time. He is an ASC Fellow and has served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice.

Kenna Quinet

Kenna Quinet is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. She is also a Faculty Fellow of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Center for Criminal Justice Research. Her primary research interests are homicide, missing persons, unidentified dead, and unclaimed dead. Kenna was co-chair of the 2010 Program Committee for the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Crystal A. Garcia

Crystal A. Garcia is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Law and Public Safety in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Crystal’s primary research and teaching interests include juvenile justice and crime policy, gender-specific programming, the death penalty, re-entry, and community corrections. She is currently leading a statewide effort to collect and analyze disproportionate minority contact data in Indiana. Crystal was co-chair of the 2010 Program Committee for the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in San Francisco.