Criminology, Overview

Meredith M. Rountree*

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the historical evolution of theories of crime and criminology. In addition, it outlines the primary philosophies of punishment. It concludes by discussing emerging theories of crime control based on dignity, respect, and community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict
PublisherElsevier Inc
Pages499-506
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780123739858
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Beccaria
  • Classical criminology
  • Community policing
  • Criminal sanctions
  • Criminology
  • Death penalty
  • Deterrence
  • Incapacitation
  • Lombroso
  • Positivism
  • Prison
  • Procedural justice
  • Rational choice theory
  • Restorative justice
  • Retribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Rountree, M. M. (2008). Criminology, Overview. In Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (pp. 499-506). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373985-8.00043-X