Readings in Contemporary Criminological Theory

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Author: Peter Cordella

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555532246

Category: Law

Page: 409

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Divided into five sections, each with a contextualizing introduction by the volume editors, the collection covers in turn rational choice theories, including routine activities and situational crime prevention; biosocial and psychological theories, including criminal anthropology and arousal theory; sociological theories, including ecological and anomie theories; integrated theories; and conflict theories, including left realism, feminist criminology, and restorative justice. Taken together, these readings make a significant contribution to both the classical and contemporary debates about criminological theory.

Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education

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Author: Marva Cappello,Barbara Moss

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412965918

Category: Education

Page: 399

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Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education is designed to provide students with high-quality journal and research articles in literacy education. The readings are contextualized with introductions and discussion questions by the editors of the text. The text will help instructors to easily integrate the latest research into their course in a meaningful way. This reader, with edited content and contextualizing material, makes the latest research more interesting and accessible to the students of literacy education.

Snapshots of Research

Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Richard D. Hartley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238510

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.

Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

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Author: Barbara Slater Stern,Marcella L. Kysilka

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412944724

Category: Education

Page: 393

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“This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It’s a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field.” — Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia “The range of topics—reading, science, art—makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders.” —Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida Contemporary Readings in Curriculum provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base Key Features and Benefits Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools Connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics Covers cocurricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems Enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor Includes Articles From the Following Journals American School Board Journal Community College Review Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue Education & Urban Society Educational Leadership Educational Policy Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Curriculum & Supervision Journal of Curriculum Studies NASSP Bulletin Phi Delta Kappan Rethinking Schools Teachers College Record The American Behavioral Scientist The Educational Forum The Journal of Social Issues Theory and Research in Education Urban Education Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Intended Audience This book is intended as a supplement for graduate courses such as Curriculum Development, Curriculum Theory, and Curriculum Leadership.

Controversies in Criminal Justice

Contemporary Readings

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Author: Scott H. Decker,Leanne Fiftal Alarid,Charles M. Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: An introduction of key concepts; Critical thinking questions; Internet websites for further research.

Contemporary Critical Criminology

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Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113526399X

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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The concept of critical criminology – that crime and the present day processes of criminalization are rooted in the core structures of society – is of more relevance today than it has been at any other time. Written by an internationally renowned scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology introduces the most up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the world. In its exploration of this material, the book also challenges the erroneous but widely held notion that the critical criminological project is restricted to mechanically applying theories to substantive topics, or to simple calling for radical political, economic, cultural, and social transformations. This book is an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Criminology, Criminal Theory, Social Policy, Research Methodology, and Penology.

Contemporary Readings in Globalization

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Author: Scott R. Sernau

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412944716

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology, anthropology, history, political science and global studies. This book will fit into any course that is focused on contemporary global issues. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as for more specialised upper level courses. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected journals (including numerous SAGE journals) as well as from the popular press. The journal articles have been edited to make them more 'user friendly' for the undergraduate student. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the students .

Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research

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Author: Richard Rosenfeld,Kenna Quinet,Crystal A. Garcia

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133707459

Category: Education

Page: 400

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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE THEORY, 1/e is an outstanding anthology of social institution-focused essays ideal for stimulating discussions and debates in the classroom. This collection features all 26 proposals and response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology's 2010 annual meeting, on the major social institutions family, education, religion, the economy, and the political system and features a lead paper and commentaries on the paper written by subject experts. The book's concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate current research and critical thinking into their criminology and criminal justice curricula. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime and Criminals

Contemporary and Classic Readings

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Author: Frank R. Scarpitti,Amie L. Nielsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195329827

Category: Social Science

Page: 543

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Scarpitti and Nielsen's comprehensive anthology offers a collection of student-accessible, highly readable reprinted articles intended to introduce core issues in understanding crime. Unlike many criminology readers, this book covers not only theories of crime--but includes articles with an emphasis on types of criminals and defining crime. Also featured are conceptualizations, extensions, and applications of contemporary works designed to ease instruction in the classroom. The reader is divided into six sections: Defining Crime, The Extent of Crime, Correlates of Crime, Explaining Crime, Types of Crime, and Responses to Crime. Each section begins with a thought-provoking introduction by the editors that provides a general overview and frames each selection in a larger context, which helps the reader understand the relevance of the selections that follow. These introductions also identify and explain central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. Each selection opens with a short introduction and concludes with discussion questions.

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

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Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero,Kristine Zentgraf

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412965306

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.

Critical Issues in Policing

Contemporary Readings

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Author: Roger G. Dunham,Geoffrey P. Alpert

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781478622871

Category: Political Science

Page: 630

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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Shaun L Gabbidon,Helen Taylor Greene,Vernetta D Young

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924333

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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This anthology provides a collection of classic articles in criminology/criminal justice written by black scholars and researchers beginning with W E B Dubois up through Lee Brown, the current mayor of Houston, TX. Articles focus on crime and the black community in social, economic, and political contexts. Never before collected in a single volume, this book offers a chronology of late 19th and 20th century perspectives from African-American scholars who, until recently, have not had a major voice in the development of criminological theory and social policy.

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506306837

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to evaluate and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, cybercrime, and race, this text helps students understand the importance of research, not just the process. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Students engage with the wide realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.

Policing

A Text/Reader

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Author: Carol A. Archbold

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412993695

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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Part of the SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice, this book provides an overview of the field of policing, including a collection of carefully selected classic and contemporary articles that have previously appeared in leading journals, along with original material in a mini-chapter format that contextualizes the concepts. It provides strong coverage on the basics of policing plus current and relevant topics such as female, gay and lesbian, and racial/ethnic minorities officers, policing issues in both rural and urban settings, police misconduct, accountability and ethics, and more.

Criminological Theory: Readings and Retrospectives

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Author: Volkan Topalli,Heith Copes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073380018

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Criminological Theory: Readings and Retrospectives offers a comprehensive collection of classical theoretical pieces in criminology combined with original Contemporary Retrospective essays on each theory. The Contemporary Retrospective essays were written exclusively for this book by some of the best established and up-and-coming criminologists today. This combination of classic articles and contemporary essays provides the reader with a solid foundation for understanding classic criminological theories while providing insight on how they have evolved over time.

Key Readings in Criminology

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Author: Tim Newburn

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843924036

Category: Social Science

Page: 908

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Presenting a comprehensive single-volume collection of readings in criminology, this title provides students with convenient access to a broad range of excerpts from original criminological texts and key articles.

Explaining Criminals and Crime

Essays in Contemporary Criminological Theory

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Author: Raymond Paternoster,Ronet Bachman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891487323

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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A collection of original essays addressing theories of criminal behavior that is written at a level appropriate for undergraduate students. This book 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.

Life Course Criminology

Contemporary and Classic Readings

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Author: Alexis Russell Piquero,Paul Mazerolle

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534574925

Category: Law

Page: 396

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This reader covers several of the seminal articles written about theories of crime as it relates to human developmental and biological issues. As an emerging market and a very hot topic in criminology theory, the life-course approach builds on recent trends in psychology and sociology, thus answering the growing desire for integrated theories. The authors of this reader have created a "greatest hits" of life-course from the biggest life-course luminaries. The authors have prepared extensive introductions to provide context for each article.

Great Debates in Criminology

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Author: Chad Posick,Michael Rocque

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315403846

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This book explores the role of theory and research in criminology. Adopting a unique and refreshing approach to criminological theory, it focuses on the great debates in criminology from its inception as a field to the present day. It explores the debates that have motivated criminological thought, that have represented turning points in theoretical and empirical trajectories, that have offered mini-paradigm shifts, and that have moved the field forward. Coverage includes: Classical debates, including the work of Lombroso, Durkheim, and Sutherland; Sociological vs. psychological debates in criminology; Control theory and cultural deviance theory; Criminal career and trait-based theory; Theory testing in criminology; Critical theories in criminology; Debates on the state of criminology and criminal justice; Policy issues in criminology. Each chapter explores several key debates, summarizes key points, and offers a discussion of the current empirical status. This book is novel in emphasising the role of debate in criminology and offering an enlightening synthesis of theorists and their perspectives. It is essential reading for students taking courses on criminological theory and teachers of those theories. A companion website will include a sample syllabus, PowerPoint lecture slides, examples of assignments, a test bank with sample exams for instructors, video and website links, a glossary of important terms, audio content, and study guides for students.