Snipes, Jeffrey B.; Gerould, Alexander L.; Vold, George B.
Vold's Theoretical Criminology, first published in 1958, is a true
classic in the field. It is almost universally known by scholars in the
discipline; many used it during their own educations. The book takes a
largely historical approach to the subject of criminological theory,
presenting the theories in the rough order in which they gained
prominence and providing some historical context. The book concludes
with a chapter on evaluating and testing theories and their policy
implications.The seventh edition will expand coverage of
contemporary theories, including biosocial, cultural, and peacemaking
criminology. The authors will also tie the theories more closely to
policy and practice by including more real-life examples and discussions
of policy implications throughout. New to this edition
Includes a new chapter on theory in context.New section on crime in public housing.New section on the "warrior" gene.New section on operation ceasefire.New section on Integrated Systems Theory.