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Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminological Theory

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Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminological Theory

Explaining Criminals and Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminological Theory By Raymond Paternoster, Ronet Bachman
2000 | 346 Pages | ISBN: 0195329937 | scanned PDF | 110 MB


Explaining Criminals and Crime is the first collection of original essays addressing theories of criminal behavior that is written at a level appropriate for undergraduate students. These clear, concise, accessible essays were written expressly for this book, either by the original author(s) of each theory or by a scholar who has written extensively about it. Explaining Criminals and Crime also offers section introductions that provide a historical background for each theory, key issues that the theory addresses, and a discussion of any controversies generated by the theory. Most criminological theories are published in journals or specialized texts and are written in language intended for other scholars. As a result, undergraduate and even graduate students in criminology and criminal justice find these readings quite difficult, which limits their understanding of the material. The essays and chapter introductions in Explaining Criminals and Crime are written with the undergraduate audience in mind.