eBook Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412959195
  • ISBN-13: 9781412959193
  • DDC: 364.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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This two volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in a context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. The work provides essays on cutting edge research as well as concise, to the point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more.