CJ 8106/406  Criminological Theories Fall 2014

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Note 1. You are going to be reading a substantial section from each of the books listed below. For some books, you will be reading all the chapters. For other books, you will be reading most. For others, you will be reading some. If you want to save, try used books either through


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Fader, J. J. (2013). Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 978-0-8135-6073-1 Paperback

Garland, D. (2002). The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. $25

Goffman, A. (2014). On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Cloth. $17.00 [OR FADER]

Gottfredson, M., & Hirschi, T. (1990). A General Theory of Crime. Stanford: Stanford
University Press. $23.
Hirschi, T. (1969). Causes of delinquency (Transaction Publishers 2002 edition ed.). Berkeley:
University of California Press. ISBN: 0765809001  9780765809001 $28

Laub, J., & Sampson, R. J. (2003). Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age
70. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN: 0674011910. $25

Peterson, R.D., and Krivo, L.J. (2010). Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood crime and the racial-spatial divide. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.  $25

Messner, S. F., & Rosenfeld, R. (2001). Crime and the American Dream. Monterey: Wadsworth.

Paternoster, R., & Bachman, R. (Eds.). (2001). Explaining criminals and crime. Los Angeles: Roxbury.

Raine, A. (2013). The Anatomy of Violence. New York City: Pantheon Books. $13.64

Sampson, R. J. (2012). Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Sutherland, E. H. (1983). White Collar Crime: The Uncut Version. New Haven: Yale University Press. $34 Be sure to get uncut version

Wikstrom, P.-O. H., Oberwittler, D., Treiber, K., & Hardie, B. (2012). Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
$41 paperback



Akers, R. L., & Sellers, C. S. (2012). Criminological Theories. (6th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Paperback.
Paternoster, R., & Bachman, R. (Eds.). (2001). Explaining criminals and crime. Los Angeles: Roxbury.