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Criminological Controversies : A Methodological Primer - John L. Hagan

Criminological Controversies

A Methodological Primer

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Published: 10th May 1996
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A lucid text addressed to students and scholars, this book explores some of the key controversies that have stimulated the scientific study of crime: disputes about the connections between gender, class, and crime; policing; the criminality of our cities; the role of peer groups in the causes of crime; and links between drugs and crime. In pursuing the resolution of key controversies surrounding these and other issues, the authors introduce students to fundamental methods of research and analysis. The book matches the methods of the field with important theoretical and empirical issues, giving students a sense of direct experience in criminological research and conveying the process and excitement of generating satisfying insights into important questions about crime.

List of Tables and Illustrationsp. xi
Prologuep. xiii
The Class and Crime Controversyp. 1
Class and Crime in Timep. 1
Declassifying Crimep. 2
From Class and Crime to Status and Delinquencyp. 3
Reclassifying Crimep. 5
Community- and National-Level Studies of Crime and Unemploymentp. 9
The New Ethnography of Class and Crimep. 10
Conclusionp. 14
Testing Propositions About Gender and Crimep. 17
A Beginningp. 17
Studying Covariationp. 18
Elaborating the Causal Modelp. 22
The Rudiments of Regressionp. 25
A Path Analysis of the Elaborated Modelp. 29
Specifications, Conditions, and Interactionsp. 34
Specifying a Power-Control Theory of Smokingp. 37
Liberation, Patriarchy, and Delinquencyp. 43
Conclusionsp. 44
Urbanization, Sociohistorical Context, and Crimep. 47
Urbanizationp. 49
Explanations for Contemporary Modern Crimep. 50
Urbanization and the Civilization of Western Europep. 53
Nineteenth-Century Francep. 56
Discussion and Conclusionsp. 70
Initial and Subsequent Effects of Policing on Crimep. 75
Good Theory and Bad Timingp. 75
Methods and Timep. 76
Cultures of Violencep. 78
The Growth of States and the Centralization of Coercive Powerp. 79
Public Order, Punishment, and Policingp. 80
Punishment, Compliance, and Defiancep. 81
Definitions of Crime and Patterns of Enforcementp. 83
Contemporaneous and Long-Term Effects and Types of Crimesp. 85
Nineteenth-Century Francep. 86
Conclusionsp. 97
Subcultural Theories of Crime and Delinquencyp. 99
Combining Structure and Culturep. 100
Subcultures and Social Classp. 101
A Regional Subculture of Violencep. 109
Adolescent Subculturesp. 111
Gender and Subcultural Theoryp. 116
An Exploratory Empirical Analysisp. 120
Conclusionp. 122
The Drugs and Crime Connection and Offense Specialization: A Latent Variable Approachp. 125
The Relationship Between Drug Use and Crimep. 127
The NIDA Reportp. 128
Narcotics Addiction and Crime: The Anglin and Speckart Studyp. 130
Patterns of Progression in Drug Usep. 131
Common Correlates of Drug Use and Crimep. 132
Specialization or Diversity in Criminal Behaviorp. 135
White Collar Crime as a Distinctive Categoryp. 137
Latent Structure Analysis of Drug Use and Delinquencyp. 139
Conclusionp. 155
Epiloguep. 157
Referencesp. 167
About the Book and Authorsp. 193
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780813310848
ISBN-10: 0813310849
Series: New Perspectives in Sociology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10th May 1996
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1