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This is a comprehensive introduction to criminology for students who are either new or relatively new to the subject. It provides the basis of study for undergraduate students, new postgraduate students, and those who need a foundation knowledge of criminology for other relevant courses - including access and foundation degree courses in colleges and universities, courses in law, probation, policing, criminal and forensic investigation and on other aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Key points include: fully comprehensive - covering all major areas of criminology and criminal justice as well as guidance on disseration/long-essay writing authoritative - written by a leading criminologist and experienced teacher broad approach - moves beyond sociological approaches to crime and criminal justice to take account of the contribution of other disciplines up-to-date - informed by QAA subject benchmarks for the teaching of criminology extensively illustrated with photographs, charts, tables and diagrams and a range of questions for students to discuss and debate additional website support for students and teachers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1048 pages
  • 194 x 264 x 46mm | 2,181.77g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Willan Publishing
  • Cullompton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps, figures
  • 1843922843
  • 9781843922841
  • 65,133

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'At last a truly comprehensive, accessible yet authoritative introductory textbook for students of criminology in the UK and beyond, written by one of our leading criminologists.' ae' Professor Gordon Hughes, Cardiff University, UK 'Criminology is a remarkable achievement. Written by one of the most renowned experts in the field, it is the very first sole-authored, comprehensive, truly student-friendly text in the field. In short, this text is set to become an indispensable guide for those who study and teach criminology.' ae' Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Leicester University, UK 'Newburn's distinctive accomplishment in this book is the combination of accessibility and scholarship, achieving (near comprehensive) breadth without compromise to depth... It is not easy to think of another criminologist who could have managed this nor or a better single volume to put in the hands of a criminology student.' - Professor Rob Canton, De Montfort University, UK 'Exceptionally comprehensive and well structured, it will undoubtedly become one of the leading criminological textbooks on the market... I would have no hesitation in recommending it for use by my students as well as referring my colleagues to it.' - Lorraine Wolhuter, University of Wolverhampton, UK 'I have little doubt that Newburn's text will quickly supplant all rivals as our principally recommended text for first-year undergraduate students... I can easily imagine it becoming the new 'bible' for students of criminology.' - Dave Waddington, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 'I think it's a better book for an undergraduate audience than its competitors... it takes students through a step-by-step, coherent story of nuanced, contextualised and well judged ideas and illustrations in studying criminology.' - Dr Colin Webster, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 'There is no other text which addresses the market anywhere near as effectively as this one.' - Dave Edwards, London South Bank University, UK
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About Tim Newburn

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics, President of the British Criminological Society and an experienced and prolific author
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Table of contents

Part 1: Understanding Crime and Criminology 1. Understanding Crime and Criminology 2. Crime and Punishment in History 3. Crime Data and Crime Trends 4. Crime and the Media Part 2: Understanding Crime ae' Theories and Concepts 5. Classicism and Positivism 6. Biological Positivism 7. Psychological Positivism 8. Durkheim, Anomie and Strain 8. The Chicago School, Culture and Subcultures 10. Interactionism and Labelling Theory 11. Control Theories 12. Radical and Critical Criminology 13. Realist Criminology 14. Contemporary Classicism 15. Feminist Criminology 16. Late Modernity, Governmentality and Risk Part 3: Understanding Crime ae' Types and Trends 17. Victims, Victimization and Victimology 18. White-collar and Corporate Crime 19. Organised Crime 20. Violent and Property Crime 21. Drugs and Alcohol Part 4: Understanding Criminal Justice 22. Penology and Punishment 23. Understanding Criminal Justice 24. Crime Prevention and Community Safety 25. The Police and Policing 26. Criminal Courts and the Court Process 27. Sentencing and Non-custodial Penalties 28. Prisons and Imprisonment 29. Youth Crime and Youth Justice 30. Restorative Justice Part 5: Critical Issues in Criminology 31. Race, Crime and Justice 32. Gender, Crime and Justice 33. Criminal and Forensic Psychology 34. Globalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights Part 6: Doing Criminology 35. Understanding Criminological Research 36. Doing Criminological Research
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