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By Francis T. Cullen

This quantity is split into 5 sections that, whilst taken jointly, supply an informative account of the influence of Ruth Rosner Kornhauser's Social resources of Delinquency at the improvement of yank criminological idea. This vintage ebook used to be 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 statement on particular traces of inquiry encouraged through Kornhauser's publication 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 recognition to legal motivation, the position of chance in offending, and gangs and girls.

This volume—authored by means of famous scholars—shows that Kornhauser's frame of mind approximately crime remains to be a kick off point for far criminological conception today.

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