Criminology : Connecting Theory, Research and Practice
It includes: * A comprehensive overview of crime in American society, including the nature and meaning of crime and American criminal law as well as the scientific study of crime, * A concise, straightforward, and practical approach to the study of the American criminal justice system and its various components, including individual chapters on police, courts, and corrections, * An overview of criminological theory, including classical, biological, psychological and sociological approaches, * A survey of typologies of criminological behavior including interpersonal violent crimes, property crime, public order crime, organized and white collar crime, state crime, environmental harm and cybercrime, * Concluding thoughts exploring challenges facing criminal justice policy and the future of criminological theory. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes brand new chapters on corrections, courts, criminal law, law enforcement, and technology and cybercrime. It is packed with useful and instructive features such as themed boxed case studies in every chapter, critical thinking questions, lists of further reading, and links to e-resources.
A companion website includes PowerPoint slides for lecturers, links to useful resources, and lists of further reading.
- Hardback | 728 pages
- 174 x 246 x 43.18mm | 1,700.97g
- 22 Dec 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- 266 colour illustrations, 82 colour tables, 200 colour illustrations, 66 colour line drawings
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