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Theories of Crime : A Reader
  • Claire M. Renzetti
  • Daniel J. Curran, University of Dayton
  • Patrick J. Carr

This reader contains excerpts from criminologists' writings on many of the most recent sociological, biological, and psychological theories of crime.

Editors Renzetti, Curran, and Carr have compiled one of the most thorough books on the market in terms of presenting diverse theoretical perspectives. They offer introductions to each theory, briefly outlining the theory's strengths and weaknesses, and provide a set of discussion questions at the end of each theory. Excerpted readings were chosen for their accessibility to all students.

(Description from Google Books)

  • Crime,
  • Criminology
Publication Date
Allyn & Bacon
Publisher Statement

Dr. Claire Renzetti, Dr. Daniel Curran, and Dr. Patrick Carr were editors of this book.

Citation Information
Claire M. Renzetti, Daniel J. Curran and Patrick J. Carr. Theories of Crime : A Reader. Boston, MA(2002)
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