Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: November 23, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412959193 | Print ISBN: 9781412959186 | Online ISBN: 9781412959193| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Annotated Further Readings: Labeling and Interactionist Theories of Crime
Athens, L. (2003). Violentization in larger social context. In J. T. Ulmer (Ed.), Violent acts and violentization: Assessing, applying, and developing Lonnie Athens’ theories (pp. 1–42). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. In this article, Athens intended to extend his violentization theory toward the macro-social perspective. Efforts were made to establish the linkage between the micro-level theory and macro-level social characteristics, such as social structure and community culture. With the newly amended theory, Athens expected to counter the criticism that violentization theory fails to see the larger social context underlying violent conduct. Ulmer, J. T. (Ed.). (2003). Violent acts and violentization: Assessing, applying, and developing Lonnie Athens’ theories . Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Articles with in-depth discussions of Athens's arguments about the decision process, self-image, and interpreting social experience of violent criminals are gathered in this edited book. The contributors’ works enhance Athens's violentization theory and also provide insights on linking Athens's ...