In his Preface to the Fourth Edition of this book Professor Sutherland said: "Much factual information regarding crime has been accumulated over several generations. In spite of this, criminology lacks full scientific standing. The defects of criminology consist principally of the failure to integrate this factual information into consistent and valid general propositions." As in the earlier editions, the Sixth attempts to correct some of these defects. Principles of Criminology has always been designed to place emphasis upon the organization and systematization of knowledge, and this edition adheres to that tradition. Part One examines facts of crime and delinquency and relates them to Professor Sutherland's differential association and differential social organization theories. The factual data examined include variations of crime and delinquency rates with age, sex, race, poverty, educational status, urbanization, and other variables, as well as the incidence among criminals and delinquents of various biological, psychological and social traits, characteristics, and processes. The differential association theory and alternative theories of crime causation are evaluated in the light of their comparative capacity to "make sense" of the facts. In Part Two factual materials pertaining to control of crime are related to sociological and psychological theories of punishment and treatment, as well as to the differential association and differential social organization theories. Imprisonment, probation, parole, corporal punishment, group therapy, and psychoanalysis, for example, are identified a societal reactions to crime, variations in these societal reactions are observed, and theories to account for the variations are presented. The contemporary conflict between punishment and treatment of criminals is documented, and the consequences of this conflict for practices and organization of police, courts, probation departments, parole departments, and prisons are examined. The implications of the differential association and differential social organization theories for correctional administration and for reform and rehabilitation of criminals are explored.





entry_rating entry_bad entry_good


About Us

Surjeet  Publications was launched in 1976 by the enterprising Surjeet Singh Chhabra after a vide experience in the field of books selling for years from the family owned book shop at Nai Sarak, Delhi established in1949.

You name a book and we deliver, even rare /out of print.  This is our utmost concern to provide our customers our services to the most.  You are most welcome to take assistance from our organisation having an experience of more than 60 years in the books trade, publishing and printing.  Our Experts can also facilitate you to acquire the material for research projects and printing of thesis and books etc.  We try our level best to deliver you what you require.

Surjeet Publications commitment to quality and providing best services to our customers have always been it’s core Competency.

Surjeet Publications is a well recognized, well established & multi discipline publishing house specializing in academic and reference books, having in its catalogue more than thousand publications in several disciplines- Agriculture and Animal Science, Botany, Archaeology / Anthropology, Arts (Painting) Acting / Film / Theatre / Music, British History, CBSE All- India Medical Entrance Tests, Chemistry, City Planning / Administration, Civil / Services Main Exam, Civil / Services Preliminary Exam, Classical / Greek Literature, Computer Science, Dictionary, Economics Education, Engineering, English Language and Literature, European History.... Read More

Latest tweets