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Vold's Criminological Theory


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Table of Contents

1. Theory and Crime2. Theory and Policy in Context: The Great American Crime Decline3. Classical Criminology4. Biological Factors and Criminal Behavior5. Psychological Factors and Criminal Behavior6. Durkheim, Anomie, and Modernization7. Strain Theories8. Neighborhoods and Crime9. Learning Theories10. Control Theories11. Conflict Criminology12. Marxist, Postmodern, and green Criminology13. Gender and Crime14. Developmental and Life-Course Theories15. Integrated Theories

About the Author

Jeffrey B. Snipes is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. The late Thomas J. Bernard was Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University. Alexander L. Gerould lectures at De Anza College.


Vold's Theoretical Criminology is the classic text on criminological theory. It provides an exceptional overview of the development of crime theories and a comprehensive examination of every major theory, including the many theories developed in recent years. This is an excellent text for any course on criminological theory. * Robert Agnew, Emory University *
Vold's Theoretical Criminology is a straightforward, concise, and informative overview of criminological theory. It is the most detailed and comprehensive text on the market. Students interested in a true understanding of theory * and not simply a superficial overview *
This is an excellent read that details many topics * like Athens and Katz *

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