The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

ISBN : 9780190457075

Francis T. Cullen; Pamela Wilcox
756 ページ
156 x 234 mm

Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory takes a different approach across the criminological landscape. The volume is organized not around schools of thought but around themes that shape much thinking about and research on crime. This more unconventional approach seeks to show that criminological theory is not static but dynamic. In fact, most prominent scholars do not spend their time commenting upon and retesting theoretical propositions that have existed for many years. Rather, they move into more novel areas-areas often located in the interstitial junctures between more traditional theories. This Oxford Handbook presents a series of essays that captures not the past of criminology, but where theoretical explanation is headed. As a result, the volume is replete with new ideas, discussions of substantive topics with salient theoretical implications, and reviews and interpretations of literatures that illuminate promising avenues along which theory and research should evolve. Special attention is paid to how criminal participation is shaped intimately by individual traits, diverse social contexts, the situations in which the choice of crime is made, and exposure to coercive experiences. Each chapter can be read on its own-as furnishing an important analysis of a given theoretical issue-yet read as a whole, The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory offers a unique and deep understanding of criminology at its cutting edge.




Section 1 Individual and Society

Part I. Biosocial Criminology

1. Revisiting Lombroso

Matt DeLisi

2. Biology and Crime

Melissa Peskin, Yu Gao, Andrea L. Glenn, Anna Rudo-Hutt, Yaling Yang, and

Adrian Raine

3. Parenting and Crime

John Paul Wright and Kevin M. Beaver

Part II. Individuals and Crime

4. The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

Paula Smith

5. Risk Factors and Crime

Emily E. Tanner-Smith, Sandra Jo Wilson, and Mark W. Lipsey

Part III. Social Sources of Offending

6. Social Learning and Crime

Emily Salisbury

7. Hirschi's Criminology

Barbara J. Costello

8. General Strain and Urban Youth Violence

Timothy Brezina and Robert Agnew

9. Social Support and Crime

Matthew D. Makarios and Tara Livelsberger

Part IV. Crime and the Life Course

10. Life-Course-Persistent Offenders

Shawn D. Bushway

11. Change in Offending across the Life Course

Christopher J. Sullivan

12. Two Approaches to Developmental/Life-Course Theorizing

David P. Farrington and Rolf Loeber

Section 2 Contexts of Offending

Part V. Peers, Gangs, and Crime

13. Peer Networks and Crime

Dana L. Haynie and Derek A. Kreager

14. Contemporary Gang Ethnographies

Scott Decker and David Pyrooz

15. Girls, Friends, and Delinquency

Jean Marie McGloin and Stephanie DiPietro

16. Gender and Theories of Delinquency

Stacy De Coster, Karen Heimer, and Samantha R. Cumley

Part VI. Communities and Crime

17. Neighborhood Ties, Control, and Crime

Barbara D. Warner and Audrey C. Clubb

18. Community, Inequality, and Crime

Graham C. Ousey and Matthew R. Lee

19. Street Culture and Crime

Mark T. Berg and Eric A. Stewart

20. The Code of the Suburb and Drug Dealing

Scott Jacques and Richard Wright

Part VII. The American Experience and Crime

21. Social Institutions and Crime

Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld, and Susanne Karstedt

22. The Market Economy and Crime

Elliott Currie

23. Immigration and Crime

Charis E. Kubrin

Section 3 Choice and Opportunity

Part VIII. Deciding to Offend

24. Choosing Street Crime

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli

25. Choosing White-Collar Crime

Neal Shover, Andy Hochstetler, and Tage Alalehto

26. Emotions, Choice, and Crime

Michael L. Benson and Tara Livelsberger

Part IX. Opportunity Theories

27. Routine Activity Theory

Arelys Madero-Hernandez and Bonnie S. Fisher

28. The Theory of Target Search

Paul J. Brantingham and Patricia L. Brantingham

29. Crime Places and Place Management

Tamara D. Madensen and John E. Eck

30. Multilevel Criminal Opportunity

Pamela Wilcox, Brooke Miller Gialopsos, and Kenneth C. Land

Section 4 Theories of Power and Punishment

Part X. Critical Criminology

31. Coercion and Crime

Thomas Vander Ven and Mark Colvin

32. Green Criminology

Michael J. Lynch and Paul B. Stretesky

Part XI. Theories of the Criminal Sanction

33. Perceptual Deterrence Theory

Ray Paternoster and Ronet Bachman

34. The Effects of Imprisonment

Cheryl Lero Jonson

35. Coercive Mobility

Natasha A. Frost and Todd R. Clear



Francis T. Cullen is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Associate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.; Pamela Wilcox is Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.