CJ 8106/406  Criminological Theories Fall 2016

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

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.

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

Satel, S., & Lilienfeld, S. (2013). Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience. New York: Basic Books.
$16.99 paperback

Singer, S. (2014). America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia. New York: New York University 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.