Classics of Criminology:  by Joseph E. Jacoby, Theresa A. Severance, Alan S. Bruce
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Classics of Criminology
Fourth Edition
With his new co-editors, Theresa Severance and Alan Bruce, Joseph Jacoby continues to provide classic scholarly works on criminology in their original form, allowing readers to share in the discovery and unfolding of powerful ideas in the authors’ own words. These writings from over the past two centuries represent the most influential approaches to, explanations of, and social responses to crime. The Fourth Edition offers seventy-five selections, thirteen of which are new to this edition. Included in this comprehensive volume are both authors whose work is widely recognized as significant in itself and authors whose work substantially influenced the thinking of subsequent scholars.

This inclusive collection is organized into three sections, each of which opens with a brief editorial introduction to provide context. Section I, The Classic Descriptions of Crime, contains writings whose primary contribution is descriptive, although they also offer important theoretical insights. These works illuminate with great clarity certain aspects of the phenomenon of crime. Section II, Theories of Causation of Crime, covers over two centuries of theorizing about the causes of crime. Most of these writings are specifically about crime, although some emphasize larger social issues that have direct implications for criminology. Section III, The Social Response to Crime, includes writings that variously describe, theorize about, or advocate specific social responses to crime. Some of the best works on the criminal justice process as it operates internally and as it functions in its social setting are included here.
“This is an incredibly robust and versatile text. Not only can it serve as a stand-alone text for upper- and lower-division courses but it also has utility as a supplemental text.” — Brian Fedorek, Southern Oregon University

“Jacoby et al. have a well-balanced and beautiful amount of readings that capture the spirit and trajectory of criminology.” — S. Marlon Gayadeen, SUNY Buffalo State

“This edition provides an excellent, updated collection of classics in criminology. Original sources are necessary for a complete understanding of theoretical criminology.” —Mike Fischer, Norfolk State University

“A most challenging, useful book—crisp, vast, and to the point. It is recommended for teachers, policymakers, students, and anyone who wishes to understand the field of criminal prosecution.” — Michael Wayne Walker, Stonehill College

“Classics of Criminology is an excellent book, and students really enjoy reading the primary source material. I like the choice of articles—they cover the field, especially with the inclusion of the pieces on females and crime.” — Greg Brown, Nipissing University

“Jacoby’s book is an excellent platform for presenting the essence of criminological theory in a format that is accessible to all types of students.” — Lori K. Sudderth, Quinnipiac University

“The introductions to each section are very useful. I like the way Jacoby previews and synthesizes the articles, highlighting their essence in a few pages.” — Keith Clement, University of West Florida

“I found the book to be excellent. Its wide range of topics and authors makes it an excellent supplement for any criminology course to challenge the thinking of students.” — Frank Leonbruno, Lakeland Community College

“The text provides timely essays that are filled with information relevant to students about to embark on careers in criminal justice and criminology. Section III, ‘The Social Response to Crime,’ is especially helpful to students.” — A. Kimora, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Table of Contents
1. What Is a Gang? (Frederick M. Thrasher)
2. The Professional Thief (Edwin H. Sutherland)
3. White-Collar Criminality (Edwin H. Sutherland)
4. Juvenile Delinquency and Urban Areas (Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay)
5. The Criminal and His Victim (Hans von Hentig)
6. Victim-Precipitated Criminal Homicide (Marvin E. Wolfgang)
7. Delinquency in a Birth Cohort (Marvin E. Wolfgang, Thorsten Sellin, and Robert Figlio)
8. Social Change and Crime: A Routine Activity Approach (Lawrence E. Cohen and Marcus Felson)
9. Environmental Criminology (Paul J. Brantingham and Patricia L. Brantingham)
10. Characterizing Criminal Careers (Alfred Blumstein and Jacqueline Cohen)
11. Crime and Deviance over the Life Course: The Salience of Adult Social Bonds (Robert J. Sampson and John H. Laub)
12. Adolescence-Limited and Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Taxonomy (Terrie E. Moffitt)
13. The Cycle of Violence (Cathy Spatz Widom)
14. Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil (Jack Katz)
15. The Code of the Streets (Elijah Anderson)

16. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (Jeremy Bentham)
17. Modeling Offenders' Decisions: A Framework for Research and Policy (Ronald V. Clarke and Derek B. Cornish)
18. The Normal and the Pathological (Émile Durkheim)
19. Class Conflict and Law (Karl Marx)
20. Class, State, and Crime (Richard Quinney)
21. Criminal Man (Gina Lombroso-Ferrero)
22. The Jukes: A Study in Crime, Pauperism, and Heredity (Richard Dugdale)
23. The American Criminal (Ernest A. Hooton)
24. Criminality in Adoptees and Their Adoptive and Biological Parents: A Pilot Study (Barry Hutchings and Sarnoff A. Mednick)
25. Crime and Human Nature (James Q. Wilson and Richard J. Herrnstein)
26. Suicide (Émile Durkheim)
27. Social Structure and Anomie (Robert K. Merton)
28. Foundation for a General Strain Theory of Crime and Delinquency (Robert Agnew)
29. Culture Conflict and Crime (Thorsten Sellin)
30. Differential Systems of Values (Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay)
31. The Content of the Delinquent Subculture (Albert K. Cohen)
32. Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency (Walter B. Miller)
33. Techniques of Neutralization (Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza)
34. Differential Association (Edwin H. Sutherland)
35. A Differential Association-Reinforcement Theory of Criminal Behavior (Robert L. Burgess and Ronald L. Akers)
36. Delinquency and Opportunity (Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin)
37. Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency (Sheldon Glueck and Eleanor Glueck)
38. A Control Theory of Delinquency (Travis Hirschl)
39. Class in the Household: A Power-Control Theory of Gender and Delinquency (John Hagan, John Simpson, and A. R. Gillis)
40. A General Theory of Crime (Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschl)
41. The Dramatization of Evil (Frank Tannenbaum)
42. Primary and Secondary Deviation (Edwin Lemert)
43. Outsiders (Howard S. Becker)
44. Deviance and Moral Panics (Stanley Cohen)
45. The Etiology of Female Crime: A Review of the Literature (Dorie Klein)
46. Girls' Crime and Woman's Place: Toward a Feminist Model of Female Delinquency (Meda Chesney-Lind)
47. Women's Pathways to Felony Court: Feminist Theories of Lawbreaking and Problems of Representation (Kathleen Daly)

48. Of Crimes and Punishments (Cesare Beccaria)
49. The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice)
50. Doing Justice: The Choice of Punishments (Andrew von Hirsch)
51. Retributive Justice, Restorative Justice (Howard Zehr)
52. Restorative Justice and a Better Future (John Braithwaite)
53. Punishment and Social Structure (Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer)
54. The Law of Vagrancy (William J. Chambliss)
55. Two Models of the Criminal Process (Herbert L. Packer)
56. Guilty until Proved Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy (C. Ronald Huff, Arye Rattner, and Edward Sagarin)
57. A Sketch of the Policeman's "Working Personality" (Jerome H. Skolnick)
58. Police Control of Juveniles (Donald J. Black and Albert J. Reiss, Jr.)
59. The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment (George L. Kelling, Tony Pate, Duane Dieckman, and Charles E. Brown)
60. Florence Nightingale in Pursuit of Willie Sutton: A Theory of the Police (Egon Bittner)
61. Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety (James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling)
62. The Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault (Lawrence W. Sherman and Richard A. Berk)
63. Extent of Unrecorded Juvenile Delinquency: Tentative Conclusions (James F. Short, Jr. and F. Ivan Nye)
64. Correlates of Delinquency: The Illusion of Discrepancy between Self-Report and Official Measures (Michael J. Hindelang, Travis Hirschl, and Joseph G. Weis)
65. The American Reformatory Prison System (Zebulon Reed Brockway)
66. Discipline and Punish (Michel Foucault)
67. Prisonization (Donald Clemmer)
68. The Pains of Imprisonment (Gresham M. Sykes)
69. The Inmate Social System (Gresham M. Sykes and Sheldon L. Messinger)
70. Society of Women: A Study of a Women's Prison (Rose Giallombardo)
71. Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison (Craig Haney, Curtis Banks, and Philip Zimbardo)
72. What Works?—Questions and Answers about Prison Reform (Robert Martinson)
73. Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising (Lawrence W. Sherman, Denise C. Gottfredson, Doris L. MacKenzie, John Eck, Peter Reuter, and Shawn D. Bushway)
74. Frameworks of Inquiry in the Sociology of Punishment (David Garland)
75. Extra-Legal Attributes and Criminal Sentencing: An Assessment of a Sociological Viewpoint (John Hagan)