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Criminological Theory

George E. Higgins, Catherine D. Marcum


  • ISBN: 9781454848073

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    Page Count 224
    Published 01/15/2016
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    About the Authors

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Criminological Theory
    Chapter 2. Classical School Theories
    Chapter 3. Biological and Psychological Theories
    Chapter 4. Social Disorganization Theory
    Chapter 5. Strain Theories
    Chapter 6: Social Learning Theory
    Chapter 7. Control Theories
    Chapter 8. Labeling Theories
    Chapter 9. Conflict and Critical Theories
    Chapter 10. Feminist Theory
    Chapter 11. Integrative Theory


  • Author Information

    Catherine D. Marcum

    Dr. Catherine D. Marcum is a Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of teaching and research focus on correctional issues, cybercrime, and victimization, and she very much enjoys working with students on research. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 books in her fields. Dr. Marcum serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, as well as Chair of the Division of Cybercrime for the American Society of Criminology.

    George E. Higgins

    George E. Higgins received his Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He was on the faculty in Criminal Justice at West Virginia State University. His research focuses on testing criminological theory and using advanced quantitative methods (e.g., structural equation modeling and Rasch models) to better understand crime and deviance (e.g., computer and cybercrimes and binge drinking) and racial and gender/sex disparities in criminal justice. Along with two graduate students, he was the recipient of the 2006 William L. Simon/Anderson Outstanding Paper Award for the Outstanding Faculty Paper at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in Baltimore, MD.

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