The second handbook in the Shoham trilogy, which includes the esteemed International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice and the upcoming International Handbook of Victimology, this volume is a comprehensive treatment of criminology theory. This text contains contributions from 25 of the top international scholars in the field across a wide range of disciplines. Topics include social deviance, research methods, biological and physiological explanations, personality types, and family socialization processes. The book also explores ecological and economic factors, differential association and situational crime prevention, cultural conflicts and immigration, as well as stigmas, group delinquency and juvenile delinquency. Keeping pace with the changing theoretical framework of criminology in the past several years, the new theories Dr. Shoham presents in this handbook urge a re-evaluation of current practices in criminology.
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