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Table Of Contents

General introduction to the course
The syllabus
Core texts
Why study crime?
The nature of criminological study
The diversity of criminology
Placing criminology in context
Criminology and the advent of modernity
The dilemma of criminological knowledge and opinion
Essential reading
Supplementary reading
Learning objectives
Commentary
The dream of criminal statistics
International projects to complement criminal statistics
Interpreting rises or declines in official statistics
Sample questions
A. Individual Constitutional Factors (Biological theories)
B. Mental Factors and Crime
Further reading
Drift theory
Activity-related reading
Changing conceptions of the city
Current American concerns: the urban underclass and ‘broken windows’
Role, status and stigma
Labelling and the ascription of roles
Important terms within criminology
Reading
New left realism
Popular explanations for differential involvement in crime
The theory of one male theorist
Consequentialist or Utilitarian philosophy
Why punish at all? Do we need the threat of punishment?
Punishing as a means to an end?
Retributive theories
Punishment and desert
Are compromise theories possible?
Punishment as a sociocultural paradigm
Is punishment a necessary condition for social order?
Punishment as an element of culture
Reference material
How are we to understand developments in penal policy?
Issues
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Published by: Peter Fung Siu Cheuk on Aug 24, 2013
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