Criminological Theories: Understanding Crime in America

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2002 - Social Science - 345 pages
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Criminological Theories introduces criminal justice professionals and students to a general, but comprehensive look at criminological theories. Using professional jargon in an easy-to-read format, this book provides the reader with a clearer understanding of the insights provided by criminological theories. Furthermore, this book provides both theoretical and practical arguments regarding the motivation of criminal behavior. It reveals the social, historical, political, and economic contexts that influence criminal justice policy and the treatment given to offenders.

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Contents

What is Theory
15
Measuring the Extent of Crime
31
SelfReport Surveys SRSs
40
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\James F. Anderson is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Laronistine Dyson is CEO and Executive Director of Residential Alternatives, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky.

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