An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice


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This 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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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 24mm | 780.19g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 1403912165
  • 9781403912169
  • 801,087

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'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)

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About Chris Crowther-Dowey

CHRIS CROWTHER is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Sheffield Hallam University.

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