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Handbook on Crime and Deviance

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  • Focusing on methodological issues in criminology

  • Contributions by the top researchers in the field

  • Examines interdisciplinary causes of crime, and methods for prevention

Part of the book series: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research (HSSR)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Methodological Issues In Crime Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-2
  3. Methodological Issues in Crime Research Introduction

    1. Longitudinal Data and Their Uses

      • Alan J. Lizotte, David McDowall, Nicole M. Schmidt
      Pages 43-58
    2. Group-Based Modeling: An Overview

      • Daniel S. Nagin
      Pages 59-73
  4. Explanations of Crime

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-77
  5. Explanations of Crime Introduction

    1. Biosocial Criminology

      • Anthony Walsh, Kevin M. Beaver
      Pages 79-101
    2. The Social Learning Theory of Crime and Deviance

      • Ronald L. Akers, Wesley G. Jennings
      Pages 103-120
    3. Self-Control Theory: Research Issues

      • Alex R. Piquero
      Pages 153-168
    4. General Strain Theory

      • Robert Agnew
      Pages 169-185
    5. Labeling Theory

      • Jón Gunnar Bernburg
      Pages 187-207
    6. Institutional Anomie Theory: A Macro-sociological Explanation of Crime

      • Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld
      Pages 209-224
  6. Criminal Justice-Related Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-239
  7. Criminal Justice – Related Issues Introduction

    1. Desistance from Crime

      • Lila Kazemian, Shadd Maruna
      Pages 277-295

About this book

This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century. It is designed to review the important recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, including:

  • History of the Discipline: with an emphasis on the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, this section illustrates how historical theories in the discipline affect modern-day research and practice.
  • Methodological Issues in Crime Research: including cutting-edge techniques, written by those who currently use them.  This section covers qualitative and quantitative, longitudinal and cross-sectional methods.  It also features mapping, trajectories, HLM, latent growth models, NIBRS.
  • Explanations of Crime: including biological/genetic, psychological, social structure, and social process explanations. 
  • Theory-Based Practice: with a focus on prevention and cessation of crime, particularly early-childhood development, situational prevention, and disistence techniques.
  • Special Topics: this section 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.

Keywords

  • Crime
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cybercrime
  • Hate Crime
  • gang

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Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, Albany, USA

    Marvin D. Krohn

  • School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, Albany, U.S.A.

    Alan J. Lizotte, Gina Penly Hall

About the editors

Marvin Krohn is the Associate Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.  He was previously on the Executive Council of the American Society of Criminology and was an associate editor for Criminology.  Alan Lizotte is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany and the Executive Directro of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center also at SUNY Albany      

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook on Crime and Deviance

  • Editors: Marvin D. Krohn, Alan J. Lizotte, Gina Penly Hall

  • Series Title: Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0245-0

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-1210-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4419-0245-0

  • Series ISSN: 1389-6903

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-839X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 602

  • Number of Illustrations: 40 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology, Criminology

Buying options

eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-0245-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)