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    DescriptionThis wide-ranging textbook is the ideal starting-point for anyone studying criminology or criminal justice. Assuming no prior knowledge, it provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the key definitions and issues of crime. Exploring crime data, the criminal justice system and theories of crime, the text aims to broaden students' understanding by focusing on the relationship between theory, methods, policy and practice and setting the British picture in comparative context. It is supported by an excellent pedagogical infrastructure, which ensures that a clear thematic and conceptual framework connects the different parts of the book.

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    An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Crowther-Dowey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 789 g
    ISBN 13: 9781403912169
    ISBN 10: 1403912165

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
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    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    Abridged Dewey: 364
    DC22: 364
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 06
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
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    B&T Approval Code: A39502000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    B&T Approval Code: C39010000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE, LNFB
    LC classification: HV6025 .C858 2007
    Thema V1.0: JKV, LNFB
    Edition statement
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    CHRIS CROWTHER is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Sheffield Hallam University.
    Review quote
    'This is exactly what the quickly growing criminology and criminal justice undergraduate market has needed for a long time: a coherent, comprehensive and well-written introduction to the subject matter that will welcomed by lecturers and students alike'. This timely text superbly fills a significant gap in the market place and I recommend it very highly.' - Roger Hopkins Burke, Criminology Subject Leader, Nottingham Trent University, UK '...a broad ranging, comprehensive overview of the subject. It is written in an accessible style, which makes it eminently suitable for those new to this area...I would have no hesitation in recommending this book for anyone requiring an introduction to criminology and criminal justice.' - SRA News (Social Research Association)
    Table of contents
    Introduction PART I: DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTIONS OF CRIME Defining Crime and Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice Key Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice PART II: UNDERSTANDING CRIME DATA Understanding Crime Data I: Sources of Information Understanding Crime Data II: Methods of Interpretation PART III: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CONTEXT The Criminal Justice System and its Processes The Police: Gatekeepers to the Criminal Justice Process The Prosecution Process: the Courts and Sentencing The Prison Probation: Community-based Punishment and Community Justice Multi-Agency and 'Joined-up' Approaches to Criminal Justice Policy PART IV: THEORIES OF CRIME Theories of Crime I: The Individual and Crime Theories of Crime II: Society and Crime Theories of Crime III: Critical and Deconstructive Perspectives Summary