By Robert M. Bohm, Brenda L. Vogel
This slender quantity bargains a entire survey of the key criminological and delinquency theories, together with their philosophical foundations, coverage implications, empirical aid, and criticisms. A PRIMER ON CRIME AND DELINQUENCY concept can be utilized as a major textual content or as a complement for different texts, anthologies, or collections of magazine articles.
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Additional info for A Primer on Crime and Delinquency Theory, 3rd Edition
Cornish and Clarke’s rational choice theory extends or modifies classical criminological theory in three ways. First, Cornish and Clarke do not believe that all people are rational all the time. , parental disapproval), shame, and other consequences such as the loss of a job. Finally, Cornish and Clarke argue that different people calculate the costs and benefits of crime differently. ”30 The application of classical school tenets was supposed to make the criminal law fairer and easier to administer.
In a renewed effort to deter crimes, judges currently are sentencing more offenders to prison for longer periods than at any other time in the history of the United States, and some states continue to use capital punishment. 55 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience.
26 Positivists generally assume that human beings only adapt or react. A problem is that they also create. 31 Assuming that an “objective reality” exists independent of their perception of it, positivists often fail to understand that what they know is a product of how they interpret what they observe. What is observed ultimately depends on an individual’s cognitive apparatus, his or her past experiences, as well as the social context in which the observation is made. The problem is that social scientists, as well as all other human beings, are always biased.