All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionWhy do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that crimilogists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on crimilogy: they largely determine what crimilogists study, the causes they examine, the control strategies they recommend, and how they test their theories and evaluate crime-control strategies. In Toward a Unified Crimilogy, ted crimilogist Robert Agnew provides a critical examination of these assumptions, drawing on a range of research and perspectives to argue that these assumptions are too restrictive, unduly limiting the types of crime that are explored, the causes that are considered, and the methods of data collection and analysis that are employed. As such, they undermine our ability to explain and control crime. Agnew then proposes an alternative set of assumptions, drawing heavily on both mainstream and critical theories of crimilogy, with the goal of laying the foundation for a unified crimilogy that is better able to explain a broader range of crimes.
- Author BiographyRobert Agnew is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology at Emory University and President Elect of the American Society of Criminology. He is also the author of many books, including Criminological Theory: Past to Present; Pressured into Crime: An Overview of General Stain Theory; and Why Do Criminals Offend? A General Theory of Crime and Delinquency.
- Author(s)Robert Agnew
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2011
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleNew Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Note2 tables
- Weight367 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $47.39Trending at AU $48.86
- AU $74.54Trending at AU $75.65
- AU $22.13Trending at AU $22.74
- AU $35.52Trending at AU $38.58
- AU $31.31Trending at AU $37.07
- AU $17.66Trending at AU $22.78
- AU $37.61Trending at AU $38.34
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.