Criminology : A Contemporary Handbook

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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,043.26g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0534127088
  • 9780534127084

Table of contents

Part I: Structuring views of crime America's perception of crime and punishment - Mark Warr. Conflict and criminal law - Joseph F Sheley. Part II: Dimensions of criminal activity. Images of crime: crime statistics and their impact - Roland Chilton. Gender, age, and crime - Darrell Steffensmeier and Emilie Allan. Race, class and crime - Anthony R Harris. Victims of crime - Andrew Karmen. Part III: Types of crime Violent crime - Robert Nash Parker. Property crime - Robert J Bursik Jr. Vice, public disorder and social control - Henry R Lesieur and Michael Welch. Organised crime: The Mafia mystique - Jay S Albanese. Respectable crime - James W Coleman. Part IV: Explaining criminal behaviour. Biology and crime - Janet Katz and William J Chambliss. Strain and subcultural crime theories - Robert Agnew. Control and deterrence theories - Marvin Krohn. Alternative theory: labelling and critical perspectives - Gray Cavender. Part V: Criminal justice The police - Peter K Manning. The courts: prosecution and sentencing - Martha A Myers. Institutional correction: jails and prisons - Neal Shover. Correction beyond prison walls - Todd Clear. Part VI: Crime control issues. Drugs and crime - Cynthia S Gentry. Guns and crime - James D Wright. Career offenders and selective incapacitation - Christy A Visher. Capital punishment - M Dwayne Smith. References. Index.
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