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Each box focuses on a theory associated with Criminal Justice, provides a brief explanation of each theory, and a book on that theory that the library owns.
A crime is committed for a physiological reason (e.g. Adolescents have not yet developed the mental reasoning of adults.)
Criminal Justice Theories...
Explore the theories surrounding punishment. Criminal Justice Theories are also used to research the history or evolution of Criminal Justice ideologies.
Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime by
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For use in either crime theory or race and crime courses, this book looks at the array of explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more recent derivatives account for racial/ethnic differences.
Examine when the law itself leads to crime. (e.g. Until recently a right turn on red was illegal but many broke the law by making the turn. Why?)
Explore how the complexities of the organization (e.g. a police precinct) motivate those operating within the organization.
Organizations and organization theory by
Call Number: HD 31 .P3983 1982 (3rd floor)
Examine how an individual's personality may make them predisposed to committing criminal acts (e.g. depression or other mental illness.)
Focus on the social conditions that lead to crime (e.g. Do abusive parents model violent behavior to children?)
Criminology: A sociological introduction by
This eBook is grounded in original research, and offers a clear introduction to the key topics studied in undergraduate criminology courses, including crime trends, from historical overview to recent crime patterns criminal justice system, including policing and prisons ways of thinking about crime and control, from the origins of criminology to contemporary theories research methods used by criminologists new topics within criminology including terrorism, cybercrime, and human rights.