The Essential Criminology Reader
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Essential Criminology Reader by Stuart Henry
Book DescriptionInitially designed to accompany Mark Lanier and Stuart Henry's best-selling Essential Criminology textbook, this new reader is an up-to-date companion text perfect for all students of introductory criminology and criminological theory courses. The Essential Criminology Reader contains 30 original articles on current developments in criminological theory. Commissioned specifically for The Reader, these short essays were written by leading scholars in the field. Each chapter complements one of 13 different theoretical perspectives covered in Lanier and Henry's Essential Criminology text and contains between two and three articles from leading theorists on each perspective. Each chapter of The Reader features: a brief summary of the main ideas of the theory the ways the author's theory has been misinterpreted/distorted criticisms by others of the theory and how the author has responded a summary of the balance of the empirical findings the latest developments in their theoretical position policy implications/practice of their theory
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813343198
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stuart Henry
Essential Criminology, Paperback (August 2009)
This bestselling core text for crime and criminology courses has been fully revised and updated to address cutting-edge theory and fundamental world changes that are altering the way we think about crime.
Social Deviance, Hardback (August 2009)
This engaging introduction explores the meaning of social deviance in contemporary society, from criminal activity to alternative lifestyle choices. Stuart Henry traces the path by which we create deviance: how we single out behavior and appearances that differ from the 'norm', label them as offensive or unacceptable, and condemn them.
Criminology Theory Reader, Paperback (December 1997)
An anthology of theoretical essays on causes of crime published in the American Society of Criminology's journal Criminology . Articles have been edited into concise, student-friendly readings, capturing the essence and diversity of thinking about crime from major theoretical perspectives including
Constitutive Criminology, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by Stuart Henry
Taking as its starting point that individuals not only shape the world but are shaped by it, this book argues that the behaviours of those who offend and victimize others cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which they are a part.
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Author Biography - Stuart Henry
Mark Lanier is professor and chair of the department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. He is the author or editor of multiple books on crime, including The Essential Criminology Reader (with Stuart Henry). Stuart Henry is professor of criminal justice and director of the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University and visiting professor of criminology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He is the author of more than twenty books including the classic The Hidden Economy.
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