Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences

The fifth edition of Criminological Theory: Contexts and Consequences builds on the success of previous editions with updated coverage of criminological theory within a broader sociological and historical context. Its diverse coverage of major theories spans traditional and contemporary perspectives, with an eye toward the policy implications inherent within the theory. New to the Fifth Edition: Chapter on White Collar Crime, and the theories behind it Updated coverage of emerging biological theories, including advances in biotechnology such as brain imaging and implications of DNA New material on the major societal shifts in the last thirty years, and their impact on crime theory including: 1. Immigration and depression in the first half of the 20th century 2. The 1960s into the 1970s 3. The conservative movement started by Nixon and expanded by Reagan