Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Rosner by Francis T. Cullen

By Francis T. Cullen

This quantity is split into 5 sections that, whilst taken jointly, provide an informative account of the impression of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser's Social resources of Delinquency at the improvement of yankee criminological inspiration. This vintage e-book was once her significant contribution to the field.

Section I tells the tale of Kornhauser's short yet influential educational profession. part II probes deeply into the categorical ways that she challenged criminological conception and the next responses that have been coming near near. part III then offers observation on particular traces of inquiry encouraged by means of Kornhauser's booklet and orientation to criminological concept. part IV explores contemporary efforts to maneuver past Kornhauser's insights on groups and crime. part V concludes with 3 severe essays contending that Social assets of Delinquency paid inadequate realization to felony motivation, the function of chance in offending, and gangs and girls.

This volume—authored via favorite scholars—shows that Kornhauser's mind set approximately crime is still a place to begin for a lot criminological concept today.

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