An era-based exploration of the most significant books in criminology/criminal justice: A research note

Shaun L. Gabbidon, Favian Martin

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Abstract

This research solicited the views of criminology and criminal justice scholars regarding the most significant books in the field. Overall, the research found that the work of early theorists such as Beccaria and Lombroso were considered among the classic works in the discipline. Scholars associated with the Chicago School of Sociology (Sutherland, Shaw, and McKay) also produced books that received considerable nominations. In more recent times, books devoted to social control theory received the most nominations. In general, the research contributed to the nearly three decade-long attempt to identify the key publications in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-369
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Law

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