Crime, Justice, and Society : An Introduction to Criminology
Now in its third edition, this innovative core text provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to key theories and topics in criminology. Highlighting issues of class, race, and gender, the authors navigate the study of crime and criminals in an accessible and compelling manner. Notably, the text investigates a breadth of topics - ranging from street crime to corporate fraud. It explores pivotal theories for understanding crime and victimization. It promotes critical thinking by analyzing media constructions of crime. It includes the voices of offenders, victims, and criminal justice personnel. It engages students through discussion of issues drawn from the headlines.
- Paperback | 615 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 839.14g
- 15 Aug 2009
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
- Third Edition
About Marvin D. Free
Ronald J. Berger is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. His previous publications include Hoop Dreams on Wheels, Juvenile Delinquency and Justice (with Paul Gregory), and Storytelling Sociology (with Richard Quinney). Marvin D. Free, Jr., is professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is author of Racial Issues in Criminal Justice and African Americans and the Criminal Justice System. Patricia Searles is professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Her publications include Rape and Society and Feminism and Pornography (both with Ronald J. Berger).