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Toward a unified criminology : integrating assumptions about crime, people and society, Robert Agnew

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Toward a unified criminology : integrating assumptions about crime, people and society
Title
Toward a unified criminology
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integrating assumptions about crime, people and society
Statement of responsibility
Robert Agnew
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists study, the causes they examine, the control strategies they recommend, and how they test their theories and evaluate crime-control strategies. In Toward a Unified Criminology, noted criminologist Robert Agnew provides a critical examination of these assumptions, drawing on a range of research and perspectives to argue that these assumptions are too restrictive, unduly limiting the types of "crime" that are explored, the causes that are considered, and the methods of data collection and analysis that are employed. As such, they undermine our ability to explain and control crime. Agnew then proposes an alternative set of assumptions, drawing heavily on both mainstream and critical theories of criminology, with the goal of laying the foundation for a unified criminology that is better able to explain a broader range of crimes"--
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1953-
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Agnew, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in crime, deviance, and law series
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  • Crime
  • Criminologists
  • Criminology
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Toward a unified criminology : integrating assumptions about crime, people and society, Robert Agnew
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
A divided criminology -- The scope of the discipline : what is crime? -- Determinism versus agency : is crime the result of forces beyond the individual's control or free choice? -- The nature of human nature : are people self-interested, socially concerned, or blank slates? -- The nature of society : is society characterized by consensus or conflict? -- The nature of reality : is there an objective reality that can be accurately measured? -- A unified criminology
Control code
FIEb17101219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814705087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)724667162
Label
Toward a unified criminology : integrating assumptions about crime, people and society, Robert Agnew
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A divided criminology -- The scope of the discipline : what is crime? -- Determinism versus agency : is crime the result of forces beyond the individual's control or free choice? -- The nature of human nature : are people self-interested, socially concerned, or blank slates? -- The nature of society : is society characterized by consensus or conflict? -- The nature of reality : is there an objective reality that can be accurately measured? -- A unified criminology
Control code
FIEb17101219
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814705087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)724667162

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