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  1. Workshops 10 items
    1. Workshops 10 items
      1. Monday - Workshop 1 - Classicism and Positivism 3 items
        1. Chapter 1: Defining crime and deviance

          Chapter Essential Please read pages 21-22 in advance of the workshop.

      2. Tuesday - Workshop 2 - The 'Facts of Crime' 4 items
        1. Facts a theory of crime ought to fit (chapter 3)

          Chapter Essential Please read pages 44-53 in preparation for the workshop.

        2. Social Structure and Anomie - Robert K. Merton Oct., 1938

          Article Recommended Please read in preparation for the workshop

        3. Deviance, reality and society - Box, Steven 1981

          Book Recommended Please read chapter 5.

        4. Criminological theory: context and consequences - Lilly, J. Robert, Cullen, Francis T., Ball, Richard A. c2007

          Book Recommended Please read chapter 4.

      3. Wednesday - Workshop 3 - The Labelling Perspective 1 item
        1. Deviance: the interactionist perspective : text and readings in the sociology of deviance - Earl Rubington, Martin S. Weinberg 1973

          Book Essential Please read chapter by Becker, H. (1973), ‘On Labelling Outsiders’

      4. Thursday: Workshop 4 - Radical Criminology 1 item
        1. Critical criminology: issues, debates, challenges - Kerry Carrington, Russell Hogg 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book  See Jock Young (2002) ‘Critical Criminology in the twenty-first century: critique, irony and the always unfinished,

      5. Friday: Workshop 5 - The UK Summer Riots of 2011 1 item
  2. Suggested Key Texts 40 items
    This core module is intended to provide a basic overview of the development of criminological theorizing, from its emergence in the 19th century, through its period of expansion in the first half of the 20th century, up to its present state of diversification and fragmentation. The reading lists not only provide back-up to the teaching programme but should be seen as a resource for essays etc. These reading lists are by no means exhaustive and should not discourage you from browsing elsewhere! Further reading, where relevant, will be given to you in lectures.
    1. Introductory Textbooks 9 items
      These textbooks are particularly useful and can be referred to for all the lectures and tutorials throughout the course.
      1. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

        Book Recommended Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

      2. Crime and society: readings in history and theory - Fitzgerald, Mike, McLennan, Gregor, Pawson, Jennie 1981

        Book Recommended

      3. An introduction to criminological theory - Burke, Roger Hopkins 2001

        Book Recommended

      4. Essential criminology - Lanier, Mark M., Henry, Stuart 1998

        Book Recommended

      5. Criminological theory: context and consequences - Lilly, J. Robert, Cullen, Francis T., Ball, Richard A. c2007

        Book Recommended

      6. The Oxford handbook of criminology - Alison Liebling 2017

        Book Recommended This is the 6th edition. The 5th edition (2012), 4th edition (2007), 3rd edition (2002), 2nd edition (1997) and 1st edition (1994) are also available from the Library.

      7. Criminology: theory and context - Tierney, John J. 1996

        Book Recommended

      8. Theoretical criminology - Vold, George B., Bernard, Thomas J., Snipes, Jeffrey B. 2002

        Book Recommended

      9. Understanding criminology: current theoretical debates - Walklate, Sandra 2003

        Book Recommended This is the 2nd edition. The 1st edition (1998) is also available from the Library.

    2. General Books on Criminological Theory 31 items
      1. New directions in criminological theory - Adler, Freda, Laufer, William S. 1993

        Book 

      2. The sociology of crime and delinquency in Britain - Wiles, Paul 1976

        Book 

      3. Introducing criminology - Coleman, Clive, Norris, Clive 2000

        Book 

      4. Criminology - Conklin, John E. 2013

        Book 

      5. Readings in contemporary criminological theory - Cordella, Peter, Siegel, Larry J. c1996

        Book 

      6. Crime and society in Britain - Croall, Hazel 1998

        Book  Especially Chapter 4

      7. Criminological theory: an analysis of its underlying assumptions - Einstadter, Werner J., Henry, Stuart 1995

        Book 

      8. Criminology and social theory - Garland, David, Sparks, Richard 2000

        Book 

      9. Of Crime and Criminals: the development of criminology of Britain - D Garland

        Chapter  Please note - this chapter is only available in the 1st (1994), 2nd (1997) & 3rd (2002) editions of the handbook.

      10. A general theory of crime - Gottfredson, Michael R., Hirschi, Travis 1990

        Book 

      11. Crime and society - Heidensohn, Frances 1989

        Book 

      12. A sociology of crime - Hester, Stephen K., Eglin, Peter 1992

        Book 

      13. Criminology: a reader - Jewkes, Yvonne, Letherby, Gayle 2002

        Book 

      14. Criminology - Jones, Stephen 2009

        Book  This is 4th edition (2009). The 3rd edition (2006), 2nd edition (2001) are also available from the Library.

      15. Controlling crime - McLaughlin, Eugene, Muncie, John 2001

        Book 

      16. The Sage dictionary of criminology - McLaughlin, Eugene, Muncie, John c2006

        Book 

      17. Criminological perspectives: essential readings - McLaughlin, Eugene, Muncie, John, Hughes, Gordon 2003

        Book 

      18. The problem of crime - Muncie, John, McLaughlin, Eugene 2001

        Book 

      19. A history of British criminology - Rock, Paul Elliott 1988

        Book 

      20. Criminology: textbook - Sanderson, John 1993

        Book 

      21. Crime in context: a critical criminology of market societies - Taylor, Ian R. 1999

        Book 

      22. Theories of crime and punishment - Valier, Claire 2002

        Book 

      23. Crime and criminology: an introduction - White, R. D., Haines, Fiona 2000

        Book 

      24. Textbook on criminology - Williams, Katherine S. c2012

        Book  This book is the 7th edition. Older editions of the book are available from the Library.

      25. Textbook on criminology - Williams, Katherine S. c2008

        Book 

      26. Criminological theory - Williams, Franklin P., McShane, Marilyn D. 1994

        Book 

  3. Weekly Reading Lists 214 items
    1. Semester 1 109 items
      1. Lecture 1 - Introduction to Criminological Theory 7 items
        See general reading list above and also those listed below.
        1. Key Reading 1 item
        2. An introduction to criminological theory - Burke, Roger Hopkins 2001

          Book 

        3. Essential criminology - Lanier, Mark M., Henry, Stuart 1998

          Book 

        4. Chapter 1 : The context and consequences of theory - J. Robert Lilly, Francis T Cullen, Richard A Ball

          Chapter 

        5. Criminology: theory and context - Tierney, John J. 1996

          Book  Please read chapter 1

        6. Crime and criminology: an introduction - White, R. D., Haines, Fiona 2000

          Book  Please read chapter 1

        7. Textbook on criminology - Williams, Katherine S. c2008

          Book  Please read chapter 2.

      2. Lecture 2 - Classicism and Positivism 13 items
        1. Key Reading 3 items
          1. An introduction to criminological theory - Burke, Roger Hopkins 2001

            Book Recommended

          2. Controlling crime: the classical perspective in criminology - Roshier, Bob 1989

            Book Recommended Chapters 1-3

        2. On crimes and punishments - C. Beccaria

          Chapter 

        3. Of Crime and Criminals: the development of criminology of Britain - D Garland

          Chapter  Please note - this chapter is only available in the 1st (1994), 2nd (1997) & 3rd (2002) editions of the handbook.

        4. Essential criminology - Lanier, Mark M., Henry, Stuart 1998

          Book 

        5. Criminological theory: context and consequences - Lilly, J. Robert, Cullen, Francis T., Ball, Richard A. c2007

          Book  Please read chapter 2

        6. The new criminology: for a social theory of deviance - Taylor, Ian R., Walton, Paul, Young, Jock 1973

          Book  Please read pp.1-10 and Chapter 2.

        7. Criminology: theory and context - Tierney, John J. 1996

          Book  Please read chapter 3

        8. Crime and criminology: an introduction - White, R. D., Haines, Fiona 2000

          Book  Please read chapters 2 and 3

      3. Lecture 3 - Crime and the Individual - Biological and Psychological Theories 27 items
        1. Key Reading 5 items
          1. The psychology of criminal conduct: theory, research and practice - Blackburn, Ronald 1995

            Book Recommended Please read chapter 6

          2. Clinical criminology: theory, research and practice - Hilton, N. Zoe, Jackson, Margaret A., Webster, Christopher D. 1994

            Book Recommended Please read pp.38-82

          3. Psychology and crime: an introduction to criminological psychology - Hollin, Clive R. 1989

            Book Recommended Please read chapter 2

          4. Criminal behaviour: a psychological analysis - Feldman, Maurice Philip 1977

            Book Recommended

          5. Crime and human nature - Wilson, James Q., Herrnstein, Richard Julius 1985

            Book Recommended

        2. Psychology and crime: myths and reality - Ainsworth, Peter B. 2000

          Book 

        3. Genetics of criminal and antisocial behaviour - Ciba foundation, Symposium on genetics of criminal and antisocial behaviour 1996

          Book 

        4. Crime in biological, social, and moral contexts - Ellis, Lee, Hoffman, Harry 1990

          Book 

        5. Gene-based evolutionary theories in criminology - Lee Ellis, Anthony Walsh 1997

          Article 

        6. Crime and personality - Eysenck, H. J. 1964

          Book 

        7. The psychology of crime: a social science textbook - Feldman, Maurice Philip 1993

          Book 

        8. Human Development and Criminal Careers - David P. Farrington

          Chapter  Please note this chapter is only available in the 1st (1994) & 2nd (1997) editions of the handbook.

        9. Unraveling juvenile delinquency - Glueck, Sheldon, Glueck, Eleanor Touroff, Harvard University, Law School 1950

          Book 

        10. Abridged edition of The English convict: a statistical study - Goring, Charles, Pearson, Karl 2013?

          Book 

        11. Crime, its causes and remedies - Lombroso, Cesare, Parmelee, Maurice 1918

          Book 

        12. The criminal type in women and its atavistic origin - C. Lombroso, W. Ferrero

          Chapter 

        13. The Lombrosian Myth in Criminology - Alfred Lindesmith and Yale Levin Mar., 1937

          Article 

        14. Biosocial Bases of Criminal Behavior - Mednick, Sarnoff Andrei, Christiansen, Karl Otto 1977

          Book 

        15. The explanation of criminality - Trasler, Gordon B. 1962

          Book Recommended

        16. Varieties of delinquent youth - Sheldon, William Herbert, Hartl, Emil M., McDermott, Eugene 1949

          Book 

      4. Lecture 4 - Crime and Society: 'Anomie' and 'Strain' Theories 24 items
        1. Key Reading 4 items
          1. Delinquent boys: the culture of the gang - Cohen, Albert Kircidel 1971

            Book Recommended

          2. Youth and crime: a critical introduction - Muncie, John 1997

            Book  Please read chapter 5.

        2. The legacy of anomie - Adler, Freda, Laufer, William S., Merton, Robert K. 1995

          Book 

        3. Control criticisms of strain theories - , T.J. Bernard 1964-2002, 1984

          Article 

        4. Power, crime, and mystification - Box, Steven 1989

          Book 

        5. The sociology of youth culture and youth subcultures: sex and drugs and rock'n'roll? - Brake, Mike 1980

          Book  Especially chapters 1 and 2

        6. Anomie and deviant behaviour: a discussion and critique - Clinard, Marshall Barron, American Sociological Association 1964

          Book 

        7. Delinquency and opportunity: a theory of delinquent gangs - Cloward, Richard Andrews, Ohlin, Lloyd Edgar 1961

          Book 

        8. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

          Book  Chapters 5-6 Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

        9. Suicide: a study in sociology - Durkheim, âEmile, Simpson, George 1970

          Book  pp.241-276

        10. Strain Theory Revisited: Economic Goals, Educational Means, and Delinquency - Margaret Farnworth and Michael J. Leiber Apr., 1989

          Article 

        11. Delinquency and drift - Matza, David, University of California, Berkeley. Center of law and society 1964

          Book  Especially chapters 1-2

        12. Social Structure and Anomie - Robert K. Merton Oct., 1938

          Article 

        13. Crime and the American dream - Messner, Steven F., Rosenfeld, Richard 1994

          Book 

        14. The new criminology: for a social theory of deviance - Taylor, Ian R., Walton, Paul, Young, Jock 1973

          Book  Please read pages 67 -110.

      5. Lecture 5 - Control Theories 8 items
        1. a) Neutralization Theories 8 items
          1. Key reading 2 items
            1. Delinquency and drift - Matza, David, University of California, Berkeley. Center of law and society 1964

              Book 

            2. Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency - Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza Dec., 1957

              Article 

          2. Juvenile Delinquency and Subterranean Values - David Matza and Gresham M. Sykes Oct., 1961

            Article 

          3. Techniques of Neutralization - W. W. Minor

            Article  This article will be available shortly.

      6. b) Control Theories and Integrated Theories 30 items
        1. Key Reading 3 items
          1. Explaining delinquency and drug use - Elliott, Delbert S., Huizinga, David, Ageton, Suzanne S. 1985

            Book 

          2. Causes of delinquency - Hirschi, Travis c2002

            Book 

          3. Juvenile delinquency and its origins: an integrated theoretical approach - Johnson, Richard E., American Sociological Association 1979

            Book 

        2. Deviance, reality and society - Box, Steven 1981

          Book  Read chapter 5

        3. Criminological theory: context and consequences - Lilly, J. Robert, Cullen, Francis T., Ball, Richard A. c2007

          Book 

        4. Gender, Self-Control, and Crime - V. S. Burton, F. T. Cullen, T. D. Evans, L. F. Alarid 1998

          Article 

        5. The social consequences of self-control: testing the general theory of crime - T. David Evan, Francis T. Cullen, Velmer S. Burton, R. Gregory Dunaway 1997

          Article 

        6. A general theory of crime - Gottfredson, Michael R., Hirschi, Travis 1990

          Book  Especially chapter 5

        7. Class in the Household: A Power-Control Theory of Gender and Delinquency - John Hagan, John Simpson and A. R. Gillis Jan., 1987

          Article 

        8. Clarifying and Extending Power-Control Theory - John Hagan, A. R. Gillis and John Simpson Jan., 1990

          Article 

        9. Self control in a criminal sample - Douglas Longshore, Susan Turner Rand, Judith A. Stein 1996

          Article 

        10. Theoretical integration in the study of deviance and crime: problems and prospects - Messner, Steven F., Krohn, Marvin D., Liska, Allen E. 1989

          Book 

        11. Crime in the making: pathways and turning points through life - Sampson, Robert J., Laub, John H. 1993

          Book 

        12. Control balance: toward a general theory of deviance - Tittle, Charles R. 1995

          Book 

        13. Social Control Theory and Delinquency - Michael D. Wiatrowski, David B. Griswold and Mary K. Roberts 1981

          Article 

    2. Lecture 6: The Labelling Perspective 105 items
      1. Lecture 6 - The Labelling Perspective 16 items
        1. Key reading 2 items
          1. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

            Book  Please read chapter 7 Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

          2. Outsiders - Howard S. Becker

            Chapter 

        2. Becoming a Marihuana User - Howard S. Becker Nov., 1953

          Article 

        3. Labelling theory considered - H Becker

          Chapter 

        4. Deviance, reality and society - Box, Steven 1981

          Book 

        5. Deviant interpretations - Downes, David, Rock, Paul Elliott 1979

          Book 

        6. Notes on the Sociology of Deviance - Kai T. Erikson 1962

          Article 

        7. Social deviance: readings in theory and research - Pontell, Henry N. 2002

          Book  Please read pages 50-116

        8. The Social Integration of Queers and Peers - Albert J. Reiss, Jr. 1961

          Article 

        9. Deviant behaviour - Rock, Paul Elliott 1973

          Book  Please read chapters 1 and 2

      2. Lecture 7 - Radical Criminology I 21 items
        1. Deviance and social control - Paul Elliott Rock, Mary McIntosh 1974

          Book 

        2. Critical criminology: issues, debates, challenges - Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell 2002

          Book 

        3. Images of deviance - Stanley Cohen 1982

          Book  See Young, J. (1971) ‘The role of the police as amplifiers of deviancy, negotiators of reality and translators of fantasy: some aspects of our present system of drug control as seen in Notting Hill’

        4. Against criminology - Cohen, Stanley 1988

          Book 

        5. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

          Book  Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

        6. Crime, Media, Culture - Jeff Ferrell December 2014

          Journal  See special edition on Jock Young

        7. Moral panics: the social construction of deviance - Erich Goode, Nachman Ben-Yehuda 1994

          Book 

        8. Moral panics in a risk society: a critical evaluation - Jewkes, Yvonne, Scarman Centre 1999

          Book 

        9. Humanizing the deviant - J. Muncie, M. Fitzgerald

          Chapter 

        10. Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory - Stanley Cohen December 2011;

          Article  See special issue of 'moral panics'

        11. Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory - Stanley Cohen December 2011;

          Article  Special issue on 'moral panics'

      3. Lecture 8: Radical Criminology II 23 items
        1. Confronting crime: an American challenge - Currie, Elliott 1985

          Book 

        2. Policing the crisis: mugging, the state, and law and order - Hall, Stuart 1978

          Book 

        3. Losing the fight against crime - Kinsey, Richard, Lea, John, Young, Jock 1986

          Book 

        4. What is to be done about law and order?: crisis in the nineties - Lea, John, Young, Jock 1993

          Book 

        5. Issues in realist criminology - Matthews, Roger, Young, Jock 1992

          Book 

        6. The social reality of crime - Quinney, Richard 1970

          Book 

        7. Crime, the state and critical analysis - J. Sim, P. Scraton, P. Gordon

          Chapter 

        8. Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance - Steven Spitzer Jun., 1975

          Article 

        9. The political economic of crime - I. Taylor

          Chapter  Please note this chapter is only available in the 1st (1994) & 2nd (1997) editions of the handbook.

        10. Theories of crime and punishment - Valier, Claire 2002

          Book 

        11. The new criminology revisited - Walton, Paul, Young, Jock 1998

          Book 

        12. Understanding criminology: current theoretical debates - Walklate, Sandra 2003

          Book 

        13. Left realist criminology - J. Young

          Chapter 

      4. Lecture 9 - Feminist Perspectives 21 items
        1. Women, crime, and poverty - Carlen, Pat 1988

          Book 

        2. Women and punishment: the struggle for justice - Carlen, Pat 2002

          Book 

        3. Gender, crime and justice - Carlen, Pat, Worrall, Anne, Open University 1987

          Book 

        4. Masculinities - Connell, Robert William 1995

          Book 

        5. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

          Book  Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

        6. Feminism and Criminology - L. Gelsthorpe

          Chapter  This chapter is only available in the 2nd (1997) and 3rd (2002) editions of the handbook

        7. Feminist perspectives in criminology - Gelsthorpe, Loraine R., Morris, Allison 1990

          Book 

        8. International feminist perspectives in criminology: engendering a discipline - Rapter, Nicole Hahn, Heidensohn, Frances 1995

          Book 

        9. Women and crime - Heidensohn, Frances 1996

          Book 

        10. Sexual politics and social control - Heidensohn, Frances 2000

          Book 

        11. Just boys doing business?: men, masculinities, and crime - Newburn, Tim, Stanko, Elizabeth Anne 1994

          Book 

        12. Gender and crime: an introduction - Walklate, Sandra 1995

          Book 

        13. Theories of crime and punishment - Valier, Claire 2002

          Book 

        14. Understanding criminology: current theoretical debates - Walklate, Sandra 2003

          Book 

        15. Gender, crime and criminal justice - Walklate, Sandra 2004

          Book 

      5. Lecture 10 - Situational and Rational Choice Theories 24 items
        1. Key Reading 3 items
          1. The reasoning criminal: rational choice perspectives on offending - Cornish, Derek B., Clarke, R. V. G. 1986

            Book 

        2. The effectiveness of policing - Hough, J. M., Clarke, R.V.G. 1980

          Book 

        3. Crime and police effectiveness - Clarke, Ronald V., Hough, J. M., Great Britain, Great Britain 1984

          Book 

        4. Designing out Crime - Clarke R.V.G., Mayhew, Patricia, Great Britain 1980

          Book 

        5. Crime and environment - Davidson, Robert Norman 1981

          Book 

        6. Understanding deviance: a guide to the sociology of crime and rule-breaking - David M. Downes, Paul Elliott Rock 2011

          Book  Please note 2007 ed also in stock in library at classmark HV 6030 D7

        7. Crime and everyday life - Felson, Marcus 1998

          Book 

        8. Routine activity and rational choice - Clarke, Ronald V., Felson, Marcus c1993

          Book 

        9. Opportunity makes the thief: practical theory for crime prevention - Felson, Marcus, Clarke, Ronald V., Great Britain 1998

          Book 

        10. The Kirkholt burglary prevention project, Rochdale - Forrester, David, Chatterton, Michael R., Pease, Ken, Brown, Robin 1988

          Book 

        11. The geography of urban crime - Herbert, David, lecturer in geography 1982

          Book 

        12. Communities and crime reduction - Shaw, Margaret, Hope, Tim, Great Britain 1988

          Book 

        13. Crime as opportunity - Mayhew, Patricia, Great Britain 1976

          Book 

        14. Chapter 27 - Crime Prevention - K. Pease

          Chapter  This chapter is only available in the1st (2004) and 2nd (1997) editions of this handbook

  4. Going beyond your reading list 1 item
    1. You will find further information about the resources available in your subject area via the Criminology LibGuide (opens in a new window). General access to Skills support and Library services can also be found here (opens in a new window).

  5. Whose side were we on? The undeclared politics of moral panic theory - Stanley Cohen December 2011;

    Article  See special issue on 'moral panics'