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The Development of Criminological Thought

Context, Theory and Policy

The Development of Criminological Thought by Chad Posick
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This book focuses on the history and development of criminological thought from the pre-Enlightenment period to the present and offers a detailed and chronological overview of competing theoretical perspectives in criminology in their social and political context.

This book covers:

  • A discussion of how major theorists came to espouse their ideas and how the social context of the time influenced the development criminological thought;
  • An exploration of the scientific method and the way in which theories are tested;
  • Details of the origins of each theory as well as their recent developments in scholarship and research;
  • Comparative and international research in theory;
  • The empirical support for theory and the relationship between research and policy;
  • Biosocial and developmental criminology, including the biosocial underpinnings of criminal behavior and the influence of neuroscience and brain psychology;
  • Theoretical applications for explaining different crime types, such as genocide, white-collar crime, and environmental crime;
  • A summary of the current state of criminological knowledge and a vision for the future of criminology.

The book includes lists of further reading and chapter summaries, and is supported by timelines of key works and events. This book is essential reading for courses on criminological theory, criminal behaviour, criminal psychology and biosocial criminology.

Taylor and Francis; May 2018
234 pages; ISBN 9781317278610
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Title: The Development of Criminological Thought
Author: Chad Posick
 
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9781317278610
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