Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, this Fifth Edition of the authors clear, accessible text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common sense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. This thoroughly revised edition covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context and now includes new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.
About the Author
J. Robert Lilly is Regents Professor of Sociology/Criminology and Adjunct Professor of Law at Northern Kentucky University. His research interests include the pattern of capital crimes committed by U.S. soldiers during World War II, the commercial-corrections complex, juvenile delinquency, house arrest and electronic monitoring, criminal justice in the Peoples Republic of China, the sociology of law, and criminological theory. He has published in Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Social Problems, Legal Studies Forum, Northern Kentucky Law Review, Journal of Drug Issues, The New Scholar, Adolescence, Qualitative Sociology, Federal Probation, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, and The Howard Journal. He has coauthored several articles and book chapters with Richard A. Ball, and he is coauthor of House Arrest and Correctional Policy: Doing Time at Home (1988). In 2003 he published La Face Cachee Des GIs: Les Viols commis par des soldats amercains en France, en Angleterre et en Allemange pendat la Second Guerre mondial. It was translated intoItalianand published(2004) as Stupppi Di Guerra: Le Violenze Commesse Dai Soldati Americani in Gran Bretagna, Francia e Germania 19421945. It was be published in English in 2007. The latter work is part of his extensive research on patterns of crimes and punishments experienced by U.S. soldiers in WWII in the European Theater of War. The Hidden Face of the Liberators, a made-for-TV documentary by Program 33 (Paris), was broadcast in Switzerland and France in March 2006 and was a finalist at the International Television Festival of Monte Carlo in 2007.He is the past treasurer of the American Society of Criminology. In 1988, he was a visiting professor in the School of Law at Leicester Polytechnic and was a visiting scholar at All Souls College in Oxford, England. In 1992, he became a visiting professor at the University of Durham in England. He is currently coeditor of The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.
A required course that I am glad to take. This text is advanced and I recommend taking lower level sociology courses in criminology before attempting to read this text. Some of the theories will be familiar, but this text takes them and breaks them down even further. Good buy, and great book!
The best book I have ever read about criminology. The reading is a bit hard, but criminology is not a simple subject. It is complex with a huge variety of theories, and there is no, YES or NO answer. I kept my book after class, and I will never sell it.
It came in good condition and all the pages were intact. The book did explain all it’s theories but should be bought only if your school makes you.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 504 pages
- Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Fifth Edition edition (November 17, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 141298145X
- ISBN-13: 978-1412981453
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.1 x 1 inches