Why Do Strain Theories Explain Middle Class Causation, Treatment Of Offenders And Utility Of Crime?
What is the relationship between crime and deviance.
Chapter 2: Counting Crime
What are the common legal elements of all crimes? What is the importance of career criminal research to public policy? When and why did females join males as subjects of criminological research?
Chapter 3: Schools of Thought
Classicists contend that crimes should only be measured by the injury done to society. How does this orientation relate to crime causation, treatment of offenders and utility of punishment? Contrast positivist and classicist arguments on the death penalty.
Chapter 4: Psychological and Biological Perspectives
Suppose that researchers identify genes responsible for the tendency to be violent, to become addicted to drugs or to disregard punishment. Should we provide early screening? What role should the existence of these genes play in determining criminal liability or appropriate sentences?
Chapter 5: Strain Theories
How well do strain theories explain middle class delinquency? Corporate crime?
Chapter 5: Cultural Deviance