Criminology Today:an Integrative Introduction

Criminology Today:an Integrative Introduction : An Integrative Introduction

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For sophomore/junior level courses in Introduction to Criminology or Criminology courses in Sociology, Criminal Justice and Political Science departments. Helping students better understand the central issues defining contemporary criminology and come to their own conclusions about the value of criminological theorizing, this well-received four-color introductory text builds upon the dichotomy between the social problems perspective and the social responsibility perspective, creating a useful framework for integrating the voluminous material contained within the field of criminology. Interesting, timely, and relevant, it helps students draw their own conclusions about the American crime problem, prepare for the future, and learn to make informed decisions about public policy in the crime-control area. *NEW - Enhanced coverage of date rape and the legal status of date rape drugs such as rohypnol and GBH. *NEW - Enhanced coverage of violence against women - Includes relevant legal issues such as Federal Violence Against Women Act 2000. *NEW - New ethical codes - Developed by the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
*NEW - Reorganized coverage on sociological theories of crime. *NEW - Revised and updated coverage of relevant topics - e.g., anti-computer crime initiatives, gun crimes and gun control issues, identity theft, stalking, capital punishment, hate crimes and domestic coverage. *NEW - Annotated Instructors Edition - Provides additional resources for instructors throughout the text. *NEW - Criminology-related Websites printed on inside cover of text. *Eye-catching full-color format - Photos, graphics, and attention-getting stories and news briefs. *Wealth of resources - Includes an award-winning Website, video library, full-color transparencies, and student study guide.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 30.48mm | 1,428.81g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0130917958
  • 9780130917959

Table of contents

I. THE CRIME PICTURE. 1. What Is Criminology? 2. Patterns of Crime. 3. Research Methods and Theory Development. II. CRIME CAUSATION. 4. Classical and Neo-Classical Thought. 5. Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior. 6. Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior. 7. Sociological Theories I: Social Structure. 8. Sociological Theories II: Social Process and Social Development. 9. Sociological Theories III: Social Conflict. III. CRIME IN THE MODERN WORLD. 10. Crimes Against Persons. 11. Crimes Against Property. 12. White-Collar and Organized Crime. 13. Drug Abuse and Crime. 14. Technology and Crime. IV. RESPONDING TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. 15. Criminology and Social Policy. 16. Future Directions. Glossary. Subject Index. Name Index.
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