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Preface CHAPTER 1. Introduction to the Book: An Overview of Issues in Criminological Theory What Is Criminology, and How Does It Differ from Other Examinations of Crime? What Is Theory? What Is Crime? How Are Criminological Theories Classified? The Major Theoretical Paradigms Characteristics of Good Theories Measures of Crime Rates of Crime Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 2. Preclassical and Classical Theories of Crime Preclassical Perspectives of Crime and Punishment The Age of Enlightenment The Classical School of Criminology The Neoclassical School of Criminology Loss of Dominance of Classical and Neoclassical Theory Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 3. Modern Applications of the Classical Perspective: Deterrence, Rational Choice, and Routine Activities or Lifestyle Theories of Crime The Rebirth of Deterrence Theory and Contemporary Research Rational Choice Theory Routine Activities Theory Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 4. Early Positive School Perspectives of Criminality Lombroso's Theory of Atavism and Born Criminals The IQ Testing Era Body Type Theory: Sheldon's Model of Somatotyping Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 5. Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior Nature versus Nurture: Studies Examining the Influence of Genetics and Environment Cytogenetic Studies: The XYY Factor Hormones and Neurotransmitters: Chemicals That Determine Criminal Behavior Brain Injuries Central and Autonomic Nervous System Activity Biosocial Approaches to Explaining Criminal Behavior Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 6. Early Social Structure and Strain Theories of Crime Early Theories of Social Structure: Early to Mid-1800s Strain Theories Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 7. The Chicago School and Cultural and Subcultural Theories of Crime The Ecological School and the Chicago School of Criminology Cultural and Subcultural Theories of Crime Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 8. Social Process and Learning Theories of Crime Learning Theories Control Theories Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 9. Social Reaction and Critical Models of Crime Labeling and Social Reaction Theory Marxist Theories of Crime Conflict Theories of Crime Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 10. Feminist Models of Crime Feminist Theories of Crime Key Terms in the Feminist Perspective Key Issues in Research on Gender Differences in Offending Types of Feminism Critiques of Feminist Theories Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 11. Life-Course Perspectives of Criminality Developmental Theories Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES CHAPTER 12. Integrated Theoretical Models and New Perspectives of Crime Integrated Theories Policy Implications Conclusion CHAPTER SUMMARY KEY TERMS DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WEB RESOURCES Glossary Index About the Author

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Stephen G. Tibbetts, currently a Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, has been pursuing an understanding of criminal offending for over the past two decades. He has attempted to discover the extent to which individuals' inherent dispositions and attitudinal traits contribute to their offending decisions, especially in relation to other factors, such as demographic, developmental, and situational factors. Dr. Tibbetts' research has included work on the differences between men and women in their decisions to commit deviant behavior, as well as their perceptions of risk and consequences of getting caught. His additional research interests include the effects of perinatal disorders as an influence in future criminality, the etiology of white-collar crime, and gang intervention. Dr. Tibbetts has published nine books and more than 50 scholarly papers examining various issues in criminology. He received the 2011 Outstanding Professor Award at CSU, San Bernardino. He previously worked extensively as an Officer of the Court in providing recommendations for dispositions of numerous juvenile court cases from 1997 to 2008.

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