Criminological Theory: An Analysis of its Underlying Assumptions
- Publish Date: 2006-06-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Werner J. Einstadter;Stuart Henry
Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare theorists' ideas about human nature, social structure, social order, concepts of law, crime and criminals, the logic of crime causation and the policies and criminal justice practices that follow from these premises. The book provides students with a clear critical, analytic overview of criminological theory that enable enformed evaluative comparisons among different theorists.