21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Michael W. Kattan
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412971993
  • ISBN-13: 9781412971997
  • DDC: 364
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 960 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: The Discipline of Criminology.
2: Criminology as Social Science: Paradigmatic Resiliency and Shift in the 21st Century.
3: History and Evolution of Criminology.
4: Criminology and Public Policy.
5: Correlates of Crime and Victimization.
6: Age and Crime.
7: Aggression and Crime.
8: Citizenship and Crime.
9: Weather and Crime.
10: Education and Crime.
11: Families and Crime.
12: Gender and Crime.
13: Guns and Crime.
14: Intelligence and Crime.
15: Mental Illness and Crime.
16: Neighborhood Influences on Crime.
17: Employment and Crime.
18: Peers and Crime.
19: Race/Ethnicity and Crime.
20: Religion and Crime.
21: Social Class and Crime.
22: Victimization.
23: Immigration and Crime.
24: Theories of Crime and Justice.
25: Biological Theory.
26: Classical Perspectives.
27: Critical Criminology.
28: Cultural Criminology.
29: Cultural Transmission Theory.
30: Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories.
31: Feminist Criminology.
32: Labeling and Symbolic Interaction Theories.
33: Life Course Criminology.
34: Psychological Theories of Crime.
35: Routine Activities.
36: Self-Control Theory.
37: Social Construction of Crime.
38: Social Control Theory.
39: Social Disorganization Theory.
40: Social Learning Theory.
41: Strain Theories.
42: Theoretical Integration.
43: Criminal Justice Theories.
44: Convict Criminology.
45: Measurement and Research in Criminology.
46: Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM).
47: Crime Classification Systems: NCVS, NIBRS, and UCR.
48: Crime Reports and Statistics.
49: Citation and Content Analysis.
50: Crime Mapping.
51: Edge Ethnography.
52: Experimental Criminology.
53: Fieldwork: Observation and Interviews.
54: Program Evaluation.
55: Quantitative Criminology.