Fundamentals of Criminology
Adam J. McKee, Ph.D.
Scott D. Bransford, Ph.D.
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- Section 1.1: Thinking about Theory
- Section 1.2: The Mythology of Criminal Justice
- Section 1.3: Criminology and Science
- Section 1.4: What Makes a Good Theory?
- Section 1.5: Classification of Theories
- Section 2.1: The Natural Law
- Section 2.2: The Greeks and Romans
- Section 2.3: Natural Law and Christianity
- Section 2.4: Hobbes versus Locke
- Section 2.5: The Decline of Natural Law
- Section 3.1: The Nasty, Brutish, and Short
- Section 3.2: Reform Movements
- Section 3.3: Bentham and the Utilitarians
- Section 3.4: Modern Deterrence Theory
- Section 3.5: Rational Choice Theory
- Section 4.1: The Positivists
- Section 4.2: Hormones and Criminal Tendencies
- Section 4.3: Intelligence and Crime
- Section 4.4: Genetics and Crime
- Section 4.5: Brain Physiology and Crime
- Section 5.1: Psychoanalytic Theory
- Section 5.2: Personality Theory
- Section 5.3: Cognitive Theory
- Section 5.4: Psychopathology and Crime
- Section 5.5: Substance Abuse and Crime
- Section 6.1: Labeling Theory
- Section 6.2: Anomie and Strain Theories
- Section 6.3: Social Learning Theories
- Section 6.4: Social Disorganization Theories
- Section 6.5: Integrated Theories
- Section 7.1: The Call to Specificity
- Section 7.2: Criminal Decision Making
- Section 7.3: Felson’s Chemistry of Crime
- Section 7.4: Clarke’s Hot Products
- Section 7.5: Crime and Place
Modification History File Created: 08/04/2018 Last Modified: 08/04/2018
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