Vold's Theoretical Criminology

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Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA, 2009, ISBN13 9780195386417, ISBN10 0195386418

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Vold's Theoretical Criminology, Sixth Edition, presents the most precise, up-to-date, and comprehensive overview of criminological theory available, building on the foundation of George B. Vold's Theoretical Criminology, which paved the way for a generation of criminological theorists.

Coupled with new, student-friendly features, the sixth edition features expanded discussions of: empirical research within specific theories; the "biosocial" approach; theoretical explanations for gendered differences in crime; low self-control and the general theory of crime; Control Balance Theory; and General Strain Theory. In addition, the text covers such new topical areas as Lonnie Athens's Theory of "Violentization"; Agnew's General Theory; Zimbardo's "Lucifer Effect"; the Cambridge Youth Violence Study; and Coercion and Social Support. Offering improved pedagogy--including new Key Terms lists and end-of-chapter Discussion Questions--this new edition also presents additional material on policy implications.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publish Date: Apr 14, 2009
ISBN-13: 9780195386417
ISBN-10: 0195386418
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.1
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