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Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime and criminality. Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time. It examines a wide range of topics, including historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime - from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies
respond to crime and disorder.

The contributions to this book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main topics and issues of criminology. Questions, summaries, further reading guidance, useful web links, and tables and diagrams can be found throughout. The third edition includes contributions from six new authors and contains new chapters on cybercrime, and 'crime, culture, and everyday life'.

Online Resource Centre

This book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre which can be used by lecturers and students alike. The resources available are as follows:

Lecturer Resources
Lecture notes by chapter
Powerpoint slides to accompany lecture notes
Test bank of multiple choice questions

Student Resources
Chapter synopses
Annotated further reading lists
Interactive glossary
Web links
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 1,123g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0199691290
  • 9780199691296
  • 280,514

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A very useful compilation of the subject of criminology for undergraduates and people studying criminology, particularly for the first time. * Dr. Lystra Hagley-Dickinson, British Journal of Criminology Newsletter 2006 * The editors bring together an excellent group of contributions, making this a fascinating read. One of the real benefits is the scope of the material covered, which includes areas often neglected by criminology textbooks. * Times Higher Education Supplement * Given its scope and the inclusion of study questions, further reading and web links, lecturers will inevitably find this a useful core textbook. * Times Higher Education Supplement * A first-rate resource with which to study and debate current issues within the subject. * Anna Markovska, Anglia Ruskin University, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 46 No 4, September 2007 *
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About Chris Hale

Chris Hale is Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent and Programme Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology.

Keith Hayward is Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.

Professor Azrini Wahidin is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Emma Wincup is Director of Student Education and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds.
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