A Sociology of Crime

  • Filename: a-sociology-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9781136805141
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Peter Eglin
  • Publisher: Routledge

The authors take three particular sociological perspectives, and use them to offer a distinct and critical reading of criminology, highlighting the ways that crime is, first and foremost, a matter of social definition. They provide a good introductory text which will be of great value to students.

Crime in Literature

  • Filename: crime-in-literature.
  • ISBN: 1859844820
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero
  • Publisher: Verso

Vincent Ruggiero's wide ranging study takes in several authors, including Victor Hugo, Camus, Cervantes and Emile Zola, and addresses themes such as organized crime, the links between crime and drugs, political and administrative corruption, concepts of deviancy and the criminal justice process.

Understanding Deviance

  • Filename: understanding-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9780199569830
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 409
  • Author: David M. Downes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'Understanding Deviance' provides an indispensable guide to the major themes and theories which have come to form the sociology of crime and deviance, from their origins in the research of the University of Chicago sociology department in the 1920s to the most recent work in cultural criminology.


  • Filename: criminology.
  • ISBN: NWU:35556036394377
  • Release Date: 2005-04
  • Number of pages: 651
  • Author: Steven E. Barkan
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

Completely updated and revised throughout, and featuring a new full-color design, this book provides asociological perspective on crime and criminal justiceby treatingsocial structureandsocial inequality as central themesin the study of crime-and major factors in society's treatment of criminals.It gives explicit attention to key sociological concepts such aspoverty, gender, race, and ethnicity,and demonstrates their influence on crime. Covers hot topics such as the death penalty, terrorism, evolutionary biology, stalking, identity theft, computer crime, white collar crime and more. Also features unique coverage of topics not found in other introductory criminology books--including "Public Opinion, the News Media and the Crime Problem," "Political Crime," and "How Can We Reduce Crime?"For those with current or future criminology careers.

A Primer in the Sociology of Crime

  • Filename: a-primer-in-the-sociology-of-crime.
  • ISBN: 9781483537047
  • Release Date: 2012-10-27
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: S. Giora Shoham
  • Publisher: BookBaby

This primer covers all the classic theory and research on the sociology of crime. CONTENTS: 1. Criminology and Social Deviance. 2. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Criminology. 3. Ecological Theories of Crime and Delinquency. 4. Anomie and Social Deviance: Strain Theories. 5. Differential Association and its Progeny. 6. Control Theories of Crime and Delinquency. 7. Social Reaction to Crime: Stigma and Interaction. 8. Conflict and Radical Perspectives on Crime. 9. Recent Developments in the Sociology of Crime. References. RECOMMENDED: Excellent text for upper division undergraduate classes, or beginning graduate classes. Strongly recommended as a substitute for those expensive, superficial introductory textbooks!

Sociology of Crime Law and Deviance

  • Filename: sociology-of-crime-law-and-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9780762306800
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 345
  • Author: Jeffery T. Ulmer
  • Publisher: Elsevier

Annotation. Volume 2 of the Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance series demonstrates methodological diversity by presenting quantitative studies, ethnographies and discourse analyses. Through an application of these methodologies, the authors examine sanctions, crime and fear, legal and social control organizations and processes, and theory development.

Understanding Deviance

  • Filename: understanding-deviance.
  • ISBN: 9780198747345
  • Release Date: 2016-03-24
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: David Downes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

In Understanding Deviance, Seventh Edition, leading experts David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin examine the major sociological theories behind crime and deviance, covering their development, recent research, and varying perspectives on their explanations of criminality. The authors discuss key debates in depth, challenging students to question assumptions and explore new avenues of scholarship. An extensive bibliography provides references to a wide range of both classic and lesser-known texts.


  • Filename: criminology.
  • ISBN: 9780415281683
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 428
  • Author: Eamonn Carrabine
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This sociological introduction provides a much-needed textbook for an increasingly popular area of study. Written by a team of authors with a broad range of teaching and individual expertise, it covers almost every module offered in UK criminological courses and will be valuable to students of criminology worldwide. It covers: key traditions in criminology, their critical assessment and more recent developments new ways of thinking about crime and control, including crime and emotions, drugs and alcohol, from a public health perspective different dimensions of the problem of crime and misconduct, including crime and sexuality, crimes against the environment, crime and human rights and organizational deviance key debates in criminological theory the criminal justice system new areas such as the globalization of crime, and crime in cyberspace. Specially designed to be user-friendly, each chapter contains boxed material on current controversies, key thinkers and examples of crime and criminal justice around the world with statistical tables, maps, summaries, critical thinking questions, annotated references and a glossary of key terms, as well as further reading sections and additional resource information as weblinks.


  • Filename: crime.
  • ISBN: 0415252652
  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Number of pages: 4
  • Author: Philip Bean
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Inventing the Criminal

  • Filename: inventing-the-criminal.
  • ISBN: 9780807861042
  • Release Date: 2003-06-19
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Richard F. Wetzell
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of biological research into the causes of crime, but the origins of this kind of research date back to the late nineteenth century. Here, Richard Wetzell presents the first history of German criminology from Imperial Germany through the Weimar Republic to the end of the Third Reich, a period that provided a unique test case for the perils associated with biological explanations of crime. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources from criminological, legal, and psychiatric literature, Wetzell shows that German biomedical research on crime predominated over sociological research and thus contributed to the rise of the eugenics movement and the eventual targeting of criminals for eugenic measures by the Nazi regime. However, he also demonstrates that the development of German criminology was characterized by a constant tension between the criminologists' hereditarian biases and an increasing methodological sophistication that prevented many of them from endorsing the crude genetic determinism and racism that characterized so much of Hitler's regime. As a result, proposals for the sterilization of criminals remained highly controversial during the Nazi years, suggesting that Nazi biological politics left more room for contention than has often been assumed.

Fundamentals of Criminal Justice

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-criminal-justice.
  • ISBN: 9780763754242
  • Release Date: 2011-01-28
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Steven E. Barkan
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

Culture in Action

  • Filename: culture-in-action.
  • ISBN: 0761805842
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Stephen Hester
  • Publisher: University Press of America

This collection of new studies in ethnomethodology addresses sociology's classical questions by developing that strand of ethnomethodological inquiry dealing with membership categorization. This book provides detailed studies of members' use of membership categories across various settings from the O.J. Simpson trial, via TV commercials and news headlines, to school staff and referral meetings. The studies show that category use is occasional, that culture is always internal to action; accordingly sociology's key theoretical problems and substantive areas are re-specified in terms of members' methods of membership categorization. This is the first collection of original, unpublished studies by internationally renowned practitioners of ethnomethodology of members' uses of the descriptive resources of language to describe persons. Co-published with The International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.

Popular Culture Crime and Social Control

  • Filename: popular-culture-crime-and-social-control.
  • ISBN: 9781849507325
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Mathieu Deflem
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

The chapters in this volume discuss criminologically relevant issues, both in connection with crime or deviance as well as the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of a variety of aspects of popular culture. Among the manifestations of popular culture that are addressed in the chapters are such diverse artistic and cultural expressions an movies, television, cartoons. rap and punk music, news media, and literature. Thematically diverse within the broad domain of the study of crime and social control, the chapters in this book offer an exciting look into the theroetical breadth and thematical and methdological range of criminological studies on popular culture to show how the various worlds of entertainment are permeated by themes of crime and justice.

Crime and Deviance

  • Filename: crime-and-deviance.
  • ISBN: 0847698173
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Edwin McCarthy Lemert
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This volume brings together the significant essays and previously unpublished writings of Edwin M. Lemert. Lemert was one of the first authors to establish the foundations of the modern sociology of crime and social deviance and wrote with empirical insight on various related topics.

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