Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research

Handbook on Crime and Deviance

Editors: Krohn, Marvin D., Lizotte, Alan J., Hall, Gina Penly (Eds.)

  • Focuses on methodological issues in criminology
  • Contains contributions by top researchers in the field
  • Examines interdisciplinary causes of crime and methods for prevention
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About this book

This handbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the field of criminology at the turn of the 21st century. It is designed to review the important recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, including:

  • History of the Discipline: with an emphasis on the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, this section illustrates how historical theories in the discipline affect modern-day research and practice.
  • Methodological Issues in Crime Research: including cutting-edge techniques, written by those who currently use them.  This section covers qualitative and quantitative, longitudinal and cross-sectional methods.  It also features mapping, trajectories, HLM, latent growth models, NIBRS.
  • Explanations of Crime: including biological/genetic, psychological, social structure, and social process explanations. 
  • Theory-Based Practice: with a focus on prevention and cessation of crime, particularly early-childhood development, situational prevention, and disistence techniques.
  • Special Topics: this section includes chapters on crime-related issues such as gangs, guns, peer pressure, drug use, child abuse/domestic violence, school crime, and hate crime, and criminal-justice related issues including capital punishment, restorative justice, community policing, and race and gender in criminal processing.

With its interdisciplinary coverage of both historical research and cutting-edge method and theory, this volume will be essential for anyone doing research in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or Sociology.

About the authors

Marvin Krohn is the Associate Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.  He was previously on the Executive Council of the American Society of Criminology and was an associate editor for Criminology.  Alan Lizotte is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany and the Executive Directro of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center also at SUNY Albany      

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Contributions of Cross-National Research to Criminology at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    Stamatel, Janet P.

    Pages 3-22

  • Studying the Crime Problem with NIBRS Data: Current Uses and Future Trends

    Addington, Lynn A.

    Pages 23-42

  • Longitudinal Data and Their Uses

    Lizotte, Alan J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

  • Group-Based Modeling: An Overview

    Nagin, Daniel S.

    Pages 59-73

  • Biosocial Criminology

    Walsh, Anthony (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook on Crime and Deviance
Editors
  • Marvin D. Krohn
  • Alan J. Lizotte
  • Gina Penly Hall
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0245-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0245-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0244-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1210-6
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 602
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
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