Title

Tittle, Charles R., David A. Ward, and Harold G. Grasmick: The Capacity and Desire for Self-Control

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

9-23-2010

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

ISBN

9781412959186

Abstract

This two-volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in a context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. The work provides essays on cutting-edge research as well as concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more.