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Handbook on Crime and Deviance

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Marvin D. Krohn, Alan J. Lizotte, Gina Penly Hall
Date Published
602 pages
This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century.
This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century by top researchers in the field. With focuses on methodological issues in criminology, the authors examine and discuss interdisciplinary causes of crime and methods for prevention. The text is designed to review important, recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, including: 1) a history of the discipline, with an emphasis on the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries illustrating how historical theories in the discipline affect modern-day research and practice; 2) methodological issues in crime research, including cutting-edge techniques, covering qualitative and quantitative, longitudinal and cross-sectional methods and featuring mapping, trajectories, latent growth models, NIBRS, etc.; 3) explanations of crime, including biological/genetic, psychological, social structure, and social process explanations; and 4) theory-based practice, focusing on prevention and cessation of crime, early-childhood development, situational prevention, and desistence techniques. Additionally, a section on Special Topics includes chapters on crime-related issues such as gangs, guns, peer pressure, drug use, child abuse/domestic violence, school crime, and hate crime, and criminal-justice related issues including capital punishment, restorative justice, community policing, and race and gender in criminal processing. With its interdisciplinary coverage of both historical research and cutting-edge method and theory, this volume will be essential for anyone doing research in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or Sociology. (Publisher Abstract Modified)


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