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By Cullen, Francis T.; Edited by Wright, John Paul; Blevins, Kristie R.
Criminology is in a period of much theoretical ferment. Older theories have been revitalized, and newer theories have been set forth. This collection begins with an assessment of three perspectives that have long been at the core of criminology: social learning theory, control th...eory, and strain theory.Read more
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By Wright, John Paul; Tibbetts, Stephen G.; Daigle, Leah E.
Examines issues in the development of criminal propensity through studies of life-course perspective and from criminal research involving biological and genetic factors. This book traces the origins of criminality - the propensity to violate social norms and rules - from concepti...on through birth, through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.Read more
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Edited by Shover, Neal; Wright, John Paul
This reader brings together under a unifying theoretical approach knowledge about and debate over white-collar crime. Editors' introductions preface each chapter. The selections - both classic and contemporary - has been edited for readability and suitability for the college stud...ent.Read more
This text discusses biological and genetic research associated with criminality and research into specific environmental agents that cause, facilitate or maintain criminal propensity.
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