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The Birth of Criminology: Readings from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Bruce DiCristina


  • ISBN: 9781454803171

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    The Birth of Criminology is a comprehensive read that explores the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paradigms that shaped society’s view of criminal behavior and contributed to the development of modern criminological theories. Each part contains essential readings from the foundational years of criminology, introduced and summarized by DiCristina’s insightful, accessible prose. This text provides a rich foundation for advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses on the theories and history of criminology.

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    Page Count 320
    Published 02/13/2012
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    Introduction: The Birth of Criminology

    Part One: The Emergence of the Classical School

    Chapter 1. Francis Hutcheson
    Chapter 2. Montesquieu
    Chapter 3. Cesare Beccaria
    Chapter 4. Jeremy Bentham

    Part Two: Physiognomy, Phrenology, and the Italian School

    Chapter 5. Johann Caspar Lavater
    Chapter 6. Franz Joseph Gall
    Chapter 7. Cesare Lombroso
    Chapter 8. Enrico Ferri
    Chapter 9. Raffaele Garofalo

    Part Three: Moral Statistics and the Nineteenth-Century French School

    Chapter 10. Adolphe Quetelet
    Chapter 11. André-Michel GuerryCh. 12. Gabriel Tarde
    Chapter 13. Émile Durkheim

    Part Four: The Roots of the Critical School

    Chapter 14. Karl Marx
    Chapter 15. Frederick Engels
    Chapter 16. Peter Kropotkin
    Chapter 17. Harriet Martineau
    Chapter 18. W. E. B. Du Bois

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