Canadian Criminology

Canadian Criminology : Strategies and Perspectives

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Appropriate for introductory criminology and criminology theory course taught at universities and colleges across Canada. Canadian Criminology: Strategies and Perspectives takes a critical ideological approach to the study of criminology. The major strengths of this text are its breadth of Canadian content and its inclusion of cross-cultural comparisons. The text incorporates both "empirical" and "radical" approaches to understanding and reducing crime. The third edition of Canadian Criminology: Strategies and Perspectives incorporates numerous changes, including updated statistics, a more in depth coverage of gender and radical criminology, as well as more material on restorative justice. The new edition has been restructured, now including 18 chapters and new pedagogical features within each chapter.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130427942
  • 9780130427946

Table of contents

Introduction. I. THE CRIMINOLOGICAL ENTERPRISE. 1. What Is Crime? What Is Deviance? 2. Explaining Crime: Contrasting Approaches. 3. The Meaning of Crime Statistics. II. EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME. 4. Traditional and Biological Explanations of Crime. 5. Psychological Perspectives. 6. Group Dynamics, Collective Behaviour, and Criminogenic Circumstances. 7. Social Interaction: Family, Friends, and Schools. 8. Focusing on the Structure of Society-The Consensus Tradition. 9. Focusing on Societal Reactions, Marxist theories, and Conflict. 10. The Ecology of Crime: The Community and Spatial Relations. III. THE SHAPE AND FORM OF MODERN CRIME PATTERNS. 11. Women's Issues and Criminology. 12. Drug Crime: The Consequences of Hypocrisy. 13. The Major Sources of Crime Violence. 14. Property Crimes: Greed or Thrills? 15. Criminalizing Sex. 16. Organized Crime and Gangs. IV. RESPONDING TO CRIME. 17. Community and Justice System Responses to Crime. 18. Criminogenic Conditions: Implications for Crime Reduction. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.
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