Theories of Delinquency

The third edition contains updated discussions of these theories.

Author: Donald J. Shoemaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCAL:B4388559

Category: Criminal behavior

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Theories of Delinquency provides a comprehensive survey of major theoretical approaches to the understanding of delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and evaluations of the research connected with the theories. The third edition contains updated discussions of these theories. In addition, there is a new chapter on classical theory, and an expanded discussion of female delinquency that includes power-control theory and feminist perspectives, and an expanded examination of theoretical integration. Clearly written and consistently organized, Theories of Delinquency is important reading for students of crime and delinquency.
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Juvenile Delinquency

With a strong emphasis on the importance of theory and practice, this updated edition of Juvenile Delinquency is a must read for understanding crime and youth culture.

Author: Donald J. Shoemaker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442219434

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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Juvenile Delinquency is a comprehensive textbook that covers criminal behavior and justice for young people. Donald J. Shoemaker offers a simple and accessible text for students who are seeking a better understanding of crime and youth culture. With a strong emphasis on the importance of theory and practice, this updated edition of Juvenile Delinquency is a must read for understanding crime and youth culture.
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Theories of Delinquency

An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior Donald J. Shoemaker. Several other adjectives could be used to depict the kind of multiple explanatory efforts suggested here, such as mixed, synthetic, and con- vergent, ...

Author: Donald J. Shoemaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195374179

Category: Law

Page: 388

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Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. It includes discussions and evaluations of all major individualistic and sociological theories, presenting each theory in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations of the relevant research.
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The Explanation of Crime

Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press. Simcha-Fagan, O. & Schwartz, J. E. (1986). ''Neighbourhood and delinquency: an assessment of contextual ...

Author: Per-Olof H. Wikström

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460217

Category: Social Science

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Integration of disciplines, theories and research orientations has assumed a central role in criminological discourse yet it remains difficult to identify any concrete discoveries or significant breakthroughs for which integration has been responsible. Concentrating on three key concepts: context, mechanisms, and development, this volume aims to advance integrated scientific knowledge on crime causation by bringing together different scholarly approaches. Through an analysis of the roles of behavioural contexts and individual differences in crime causation, The Explanation of Crime seeks to provide a unified and focused approach to the integration of knowledge. Chapter topics range from individual genetics to family environments and from ecological behaviour settings to the macro-level context of communities and social systems. This is a comprehensive treatment of the problem of crime causation that will appeal to graduate students and researchers in criminology and be of great interest to policy-makers and practitioners in crime policy and prevention.
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Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime

“Class in the Household: A Power-Control Theory of Gender and Delinquency.” American Journal of Sociology 92: 788-816 ... Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.

Author: Gary Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351490115

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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Social learning theory has been called the dominant theory of crime and delinquency in the United States, yet it is often misrepresented. This latest volume in the distinguished Advances in Criminological Theory series explores the impact of this theory. Some equate it with differential association theory. Others depict it as little more than a micro-level appendage to cultural deviance theories. There have been earlier attempts to clarify the theory's unique features in comparison to other theories, and others have applied it to broader issues. These efforts are extended in this volume, which focuses on developing, applying, and testing the theory on a variety of criminal and delinquent behavior. It applies the theory to treatment and prevention, moving social learning into a global context for the twenty-first century. This comprehensive volume includes the latest work, tests, and theoretical advances in social learning theory and will be particularly helpful to criminologists, sociologists, and psychologists. It may also be of interest to those concerned with current issues relating to delinquency, drug use/abuse, and drinking/alcohol abuse.
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Developmental Theories Of Crime And Delinquency

Theories of Delinquency : An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior . New York : Oxford University Press . Short , J. F. 1985. " The Level of Explanation Problem in Criminology . " In Theoretical Methods in Criminology ...

Author: Terence P. Thornberry

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412821673

Category: Social Science

Page: 359

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In Developmental Theories of Crime and Delinquency, Terence P. Thornberry and his contributors show that criminal behavior is not a static human attribute, but ebbs and flows over the life course of the individual. Criminal behavior tends to follow a distinct psychological pattern. It is relatively uncommon during childhood, is initiated by most offenders during adolescence, flourishes during late adolescence and early childhood, and usually diminishes or disappears by the mid-twenties. This pattern is not characteristic of all people--some never commit crimes and others become career criminals--but it is a general description of the developmental pattern of criminal offenders. This pattern has profound implications for theories of crime and delinquency. Not only does it explain initiation into, maintenance of, and desistance from involvement in crime, it offers insight into why crime flourishes during adolescence. Traditional theories of crime and delinquency have often failed to distinguish among different phases of criminal careers. They tend to ignore developmental changes that occur across a person's life course, changes that coincide with and can explain the causes and patterns of criminal behavior. This paperback edition of the seventh volume of the distinguished series Advances in Criminological Theory moves us from static identifications of the criminal by presenting a broad range of developmental explanations of crime. Each contributor articulates a developmental or life course perspective in explaining how people become involved in delinquency and crime. Each covers a wide range of theoretical territory and reveals how a developmental perspective enhances the explanatory power of traditional theories of crime and delinquency. This volume is an invaluable tool for criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, and other professionals seeking to teach how crime and violence can be understood in our culture.
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Integrated Developmental and Life course Theories of Offending

Routine activities and individual deviant behavior. ... The empirical status of Gottfredson and Hirschi's general theory of crime: Meta-analysis. ... Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior.

Author: David P. Farrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351512237

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Developmental and life-course criminology aims to provide information about how offending and antisocial behavior develops, about risk and protective factors at different ages, and about the effects of life events on the course of development. This volume advances knowledge about these theories of offender behavior, many of which have been formulated only in the last twenty years. It also integrates knowledge about individual, family, peer, school, neighborhood, community, and situational influences on offender behavior, and combines key elements of earlier theories such as strain, social learning, differential association, and control theory.Contributors Benjamin B. Lahey and Irwin D. Waldman focus on antisocial propensity and the importance of biological and individual factors. Alex R. Piquero and Terrie E. Moffitt distinguish between life-course-persistent and adolescent-limited offenders. David P. Farrington presents the Integrated Cognitive Antisocial Potential (ICAP) theory, which distinguishes between long-term and short-term influences on antisocial potential. Richard F. Catalano, J. David Hawkins, and their colleagues test the Social Development Model (SDM).Marc Le Blanc proposes an integrated multi-layered control theory, in which criminal behavior depends on bonding to society, psychological development, modeling, and constraints. Robert J. Sampson and John H. Laub hypothesize that offending is inhibited by the strength of bonding to family, peers, schools, and later adult social institutions such as marriage and jobs. Terence P. Thornberry and Marvin D. Krohn propose an interactional theory, of antisocial behavior. Per-Olof H. Witkstrom's developmental ecological action theory emphasizes the importance of situational factors: opportunities cause temptation, friction produces provocation, and monitoring and the risk of sanctions have deterrent effects.
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Essential Criminology

Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas: A Study of Delinquents in Relation to Differential Characteristics of Local Communities in American Cities. ... Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior. 3d ed.

Author: Mark M. Lanier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429973512

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

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In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desire .M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured. It then covers the major theories of crime, from individual-level, classical, and rational choice to biological, psychological, social learning, social control, and interactionist perspectives. In this latest edition, the authors explore the kind of criminology that is needed for the globally interdependent twenty-first century. With cutting-edge updates, illustrative real-world examples, and new study tools for students, this text is a necessity for both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology.
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Juvenile Delinquency An Integrated Approach

Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press. Short, James F., Jr. 1960. “Differential Association as a Hypothesis: Problems of Empirical Testing.

Author: James Burfeind

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449654337

Category: Law

Page: 386

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Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to juvenile delinquency. Now in a more concise and accessible format, this text cultivates an understanding of juvenile delinquency by examining and linking key sociological and criminological theories and research. Biological and psychological apporaches to delinquency are covered, as well as responses to deliquent behavior includuing prevention, early intervention, and contemporary juvenile justice.
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Criminological Theories

Shoemaker, Donald J. Theories of Delinquency: An Examination of Explanations of Delinquent Behavior. 3rd ed. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Shoham, S. Giora and John Hoffman. A Primer in the Sociology of Crime.

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135948221

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In Criminological Theories, the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central concepts and hypotheses of each theory as well as critical criteria for evaluating each theory in terms of its empirical validity). Researchers and librarians, as well as general readers, will find this book a very useful tool and will applaud its clear and understandable exposition of abstract concepts.
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