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  1. Criminal Justice Theory

    An Introduction

    By Roger Hopkins Burke

    Criminal Justice Theory examines the theoretical foundations of criminal justice in the modern era, whilst also considering legal philosophy and ethics, explaining criminal behaviour, and discussing policing, the court process, and penology in the context of contemporary socio-economic debates....

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  2. When Crime Appears

    The Role of Emergence

    Edited by Jean Marie McGloin, Christopher J. Sullivan, Leslie W. Kennedy

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    In recent years, the idea of emergence, which suggests that observed patterns in behavior and events are not fully reductive and stem from complex lower-level interactions, has begun to take hold in the social sciences. Criminologists have started to use this framework to improve our general...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

    2nd Edition

    By Shaun L. Gabbidon

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ideal for use in either crime theory or race and crime courses, this is the only text to look at the array of explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more...

    Published February 19th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Biosocial Criminology

    New Directions in Theory and Research

    Edited by Anthony Walsh, Kevin M Beaver

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ideal for use, either as a second text in a standard criminology course, or for a discrete course on biosocial perspectives, this book of original chapters breaks new and important ground for ways today's criminologists need to think more broadly about the crime problem....

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Criminal Justice Theory

    Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice

    Edited by Edward R. Maguire, David Duffee

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Criminal Justice Theory is the first comprehensive volume on the theoretical foundations of criminal justice. The authors argue that theory in criminal justice is currently underdeveloped and inconsistently applied, especially in comparison to the role of theory in the study of crime itself. In...

    Published March 1st 2007 by Routledge