This volume contains recent and cutting-edge articles from leading criminological theorists. The book is organized into ten sections, each representing the latest in the multi-disciplinary orientations representing a cross-section of contemporary criminological theory. These sections include: 1: Classical and Rational Choice; 2: Biological and Biosocial; 3: Psychological; 4: Social Learning and Neutralization; 5: Social Control; 6: Social Ecology, Sub-cultural and Cultural; 7: Anomie and Strain; 8: Conflict and Radical; 9: Feminist and Gender; 10: Critical Criminologies: Anarchist, Postmodernist, Peacemaking. The articles were selected based on their contributions to advancing the field, including ways in which the authors of each chapter understand the current theoretical tendencies of their respective approaches and how they envision the future of their theories. Because of this, the articles focus on theory rather than empirical research. Of particular note is the tendency toward integration of different perspectives, as described by editors, Henry and Lukas, in their original introduction to this volume.



part I|2 pages

Classical and Rational Chioce Theories

chapter 2|26 pages

A crying shame

The over-rationalized conception of man in the rational choice perspective

part II|2 pages

Biological and Biosocial Theories

part III|2 pages

Psychological Theories

chapter 5|18 pages

An Alternative Psychology of Criminal Behavior

The American Society of Criminology 2005 Presidential Address

chapter 6|4 pages

A Sociocognitive Analysis of Substance Abuse

An Agende Perspective

part IV|2 pages

Social Learning and Neutralization Theories

chapter 8|40 pages

When Being Good is Bad

An Expansion of Neutralization Theory *

part V|2 pages

Social Control Theories

part VI|2 pages

Social Ecology, Subcultural and Cultural Theories

chapter 11|18 pages

Transcending Tradition

New Directions in Community Research, Chicago Style *

part VII|2 pages

Anomie and Strain Theories

chapter 14|44 pages

Building on the Foundation of General Strain Theory

Specifying the Types of Strain Most Likely to Lead to Crime and Delinquency

part VIII|2 pages

Conflict and Radical Theories

part IX|2 pages

Feminist and Gender Theories

chapter 17|22 pages

Patriarchy, Crime, and Justice

Feminist Criminology in an Era of Backlash

chapter 18|26 pages

Feminist State Theory

Applications to Jurisprudence, Criminology, and the Welfare State

part X|2 pages

Critical Criminologies

chapter 19|24 pages

Constitutive Criminology

Origins, Core Concepts, and Evaluation

chapter 20|14 pages

Against the Law

Anarchist Criminology

chapter 21|28 pages

Restorative Justice

What Is It and Does It Work?

part XI|2 pages


chapter 22|4 pages

Interdisciplinary Integration

Building Criminology by Stealing from Our Friends