Crime and Criminology

Crime and Criminology

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With its unique blend of social science and legal research, the twelfth edition of Crime and Criminology offers students a broad context in which to study this dynamic subject, from its history and theories to its ongoing debates and discussions. In engaging, straightforward language, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid provides students with a solid understanding of the integral relationship between the law and theories of criminal behavior. This classic text explores many timely topics well beyond simple headlines, examining the complex implications of our governing theories and policies. Carefully streamlined, thoroughly revised, and insightfully updated, Crime and Criminology, Twelfth Edition, is an essential resource for students and scholars of this ever-changing--and always fascinating--topic. New to the Twelfth Edition * Material on the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including those that the Court will hear during its 2007-2008 term * Extended and strengthened treatment of theory, including recent empirical research and its applications * Expanded coverage of issues of gender, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status * "Global Focus" boxes highlighting global and international issues * Updated "Media Focus" boxes focusing on current cases in the mediashow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 218 x 278 x 28mm | 1,501.38g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 12th Revised edition
  • 89 ht 30 line
  • 0195370449
  • 9780195370447
  • 2,045,092

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"This text is one of the best applied texts on the market. It has a fine blend of theory with real-life situations and circumstances, and the examples are exceptional and up-to- date."--Stan Hodges, Texas A&M University-Kingsville"This book combines legal theory and practice with the study of criminology, which is rarely done, and rarely done well, as it is here. A student reading this textbook will get a full analysis of criminology's history, as well as discover the sociological, psychological, and economic factors that contribute to the study of criminology. Too many textbooks fail to explain criminology with this kind of depth and attention to detail, yet the book is not overbearing or off-putting--it is challenging without being difficult."--Cary Federman, Montclair State University "This text is one of the best applied texts on the market. It has a fine blend of theory with real-life situations and circumstances, and the examples are exceptional and up-to- date."--Stan Hodges, Texas A&M University-Kingsville "This book combines legal theory and practice with the study of criminology, which is rarely done, and rarely done well, as it is here. A student reading this textbook will get a full analysis of criminology's history, as well as discover the sociological, psychological, and economic factors that contribute to the study of criminology. Too many textbooks fail to explain criminology with this kind of depth and attention to detail, yet the book is not overbearing or off-putting--it is challenging without being difficult."--Cary Federman, Montclair State University "This text is one of the best applied texts on the market. It has a fine blend of theory with real-life situations and circumstances, and the examples are exceptional and up-to- date."--Stan Hodges, Texas A&M University-Kingsville"This book combines legal theory and practice with the study of criminology, which is rarely done, and rarely done well, as it is here. A student reading this textbook will get a full analysis of criminology's history, as well as discover the sociological, psychological, and economic factors thatcontribute to the study of criminology. Too many textbooks fail to explain criminology with this kind of depth and attention to detail, yet the book is not overbearing or off-putting--it is challenging without being difficult."--Cary Federman, Montclair State Universityshow more

About Sue Titus Reid

Sue Titus Reid is Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is author of Criminal Law, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2006) and Criminal Law: The Essentials (OUP, 2008). An accomplished scholar in both law and the social sciences, she contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and has published scholarly articles in both law and sociology. Dr. Reid has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at schools across the country. She received a university teaching award at FSU in 2000 and has been a fellow of the American Society of Criminology since 1982.show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY; Chapter 1: Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminology; Chapter 2: The Measurement of Crime and its Impact; PART TWO: EXPLANATIONS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR; Chapter 3: Early Explanations of Criminal Behavior and Their Modern Counterparts; Chapter 4: Biological and Psychological Theories of Criminal Behavior; Chapter 5: Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior I: The Social-Structural Approach; Chapter 6: Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior II: The Social-Process Approach; PART THREE: TYPES OF CRIME; Chapter 7: Violent Crimes; Chapter 8: Property Crimes; Chapter 9: Business- and Government-Related Crimes; Chapter 10: Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime; PART FOUR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; Chapter 11: U.S. Criminal Justice Systems; Chapter 12: Police; Chapter 13: Court Systems; PART FIVE: SOCIAL REACTION TO CRIME: CORRECTIONS; Chapter 14: The Confinement of Offenders; Chapter 15: Corrections in the Community; Glossary; Appendix A: Selected Amendments to the U.S. Constitution; Appendix B: Guide to Legal Citations of Reported Decisionsshow more

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