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This book provides a lively, concise and definitive introduction to the study of the causes of crime. Authoritative yet accessible, it offers a guide to the historical development of criminology as an academic discipline and in doing so: presents an overview of a range of different theories of crime, including classical, biological, psychological and sociological approaches analyses the strengths and weaknesses of each theory discussed provides chapter overview boxes and key summary points helps you to take your studies further with self-study tasks and suggestions for further reading. In covering key theoretical positions and placing them in their historical context, Criminological Theory in Context is perfect for students taking introductory courses in criminological theory.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Pages

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Citation

CHAMBERLAIN, J.M., 2015. Criminological theory in context: an introduction. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd . © John Martyn Chamberlain

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This book was published by SAGE Publications Ltd. Chapter Eight: Postmodern Critical Standpoints and the Criminal Life Course, has been made available here as a sample by kind permission of SAGE and is also available on their website at: http://www.uk.sagepub.com/upm-data/66771_Criminological_Theory_in_Context__Chapter_8.pdf.

ISBN

1446269876;9781446269879

Language

en