Criminological Theory: Past to Present: Essential Readings

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Francis T. Cullen;Robert Agnew
  • Publish Date: 2010-03-19

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Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings, Fourth Edition, offers the most comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary theories of crime.

Edited by leading scholars Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew, it presents a wide range of readings, including original theory pieces. A brief yet detailed introduction frames each Part (and each reading), providing students with a road map as they explore the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates in the field of criminological theory.

Building on the success of the third edition, the thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition includes:

* Eight new readings (each with its own introduction)
* Two new Parts (each with its own introduction): Theories of White-Collar Crime and Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy


* For adopting instructors: A new Instructor's Manual on CD, featuring a Test Bank with multiple-choice and essay questions, learning objectives, key words, discussion topics and exercises, and PowerPoint lecture slides

Comprehensive enough for graduate students yet accessible enough for undergraduate students, Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings, Fourth Edition, remains a solid introduction to the foundations of criminology--and to the competing theories that will shape thinking about crime in the years ahead.

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