Crime and Criminology

Crime and Criminology

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By (author) Rob White, By (author) Fiona Haines, By (author) Nicole L. Asquith

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 18mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0195518306
  • ISBN 13: 9780195518306
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 56,624

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Crime and Criminology is about the causes of crime. More specifically, it describes the diverse and at times competing perspectives within criminology, and their attempts to explain why certain types of people engage in certain types of behaviour that have been identified as being criminal in nature. This book encourages students to think about and discuss the key questions criminologists face, such as: What kind of 'work' should we be doing, and why?; What kind of society do we want, and why?; and, How do we distinguish between 'good' and 'bad' (or 'right' and 'wrong'), and why? New to this Edition: New co-author Nicole Asquith adds a new dimension to the theoretical analysis New 'From Theory to Practice' feature offers readers an opportunity to see theory in action, and evaluate the ways in which these theories are employed by criminologists in their analysis of contemporary criminological issues. Each example varies in crime, victim or offender, and thus offers a wide range of applied contexts. New section in introductory chapter on how to use theory. Case Studies, examples and references have been comprehensively updated throughout. Crime and Criminology is also available as an e-book.

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Author information

Rob White is a Professor at the School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania. Fiona Haines is an Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne Nicole Asquith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Government, University of Tasmania.

Table of contents

1. The Study of Crime2. Classical Theory3. Biological and Psychological Positivism4. Strain Theory5. Labelling Perspectives6. Marxist Criminology7. Feminist Perspectives8. New Right Criminology9. Left Realism10. Republican Theory and Restorative Justice11. Critical Criminology12. Conclusion