© 1995

Contemporary Masters in Criminology

  • Joan McCord
  • John H. Laub

Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Structuring Society

  3. Policing Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-79
    2. William Dienstein
      Pages 81-91
    3. John P. Kenney
      Pages 93-101
    4. Charles L. Newman
      Pages 103-110
  4. Varieties of Criminal Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. Edward Sagarin, Donal E. J. Macnamara
      Pages 157-170
  5. Sources of Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-173
    2. C. R. Jeffery
      Pages 175-186
    3. Ronald L. Akers, Marvin D. Krohn, Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, Marcia Radosevich
      Pages 187-214
    4. Travis Hirschi
      Pages 215-230
    5. Susan K. Datesman, Frank R. Scarpitti
      Pages 231-249

About this book


Reflecting a diversity of thought and intellectual power, this unique volume provides undergraduate students with an important historical context and demonstrates the continuity of many issues in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society of Criminology, this volume contains previously published articles by the society's president-many of whom are the leading thinkers in the field. Articles examine the philosophy of punishment, policing, the politics of crime and crime control, criminological theory, drug use, white-collar crime, female crime, the study of deviance, parole, prediction studies, and criminal justice policy.


Crime Crime Control Criminal Behavior Criminal Justice Criminology Delinquency Deviant Behavior Gang Nation police

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan McCord
    • 1
  • John H. Laub
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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