Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology

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For Introduction to Criminology, Theories of Crime, and Sociology of Crime courses in Departments of Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law and Justice.Taking a sociological approach to the study of crime and criminals, this text includes considerable descriptive and historical material and an integrated approach to theory and research. With extensive coverage of conventional topics, the text also features a detailed analysis of violence against women and children, white-collar/corporate/state crime, organized crime, public policy, and the criminology of criminal more

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  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 209.6 x 260.4 x 19.1mm | 997.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130851248
  • 9780130851246

Table of contents

1. Crime and Criminality. 2. Crime Data and the Methods of Criminology. 3. Violent Crime. 4. Violence against Women and Children. 5. Varieties of Nonviolent Theft. 6. Varieties of White-Collar Crime. 7. Organized Crime. 8. Public Order Crime: Prostitution and Drugs. 9. Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Crime. 10. Criminological Theory: Roots and Branches. 11. Crime and Social Structure. 12. Crime and Social Process. 13. Rationality-Opportunity Theories of Crime. 14. General Theories of Crime. Appendix: Offences in Uniform Crime Reporting. References. more

About Hugh D. Barlow

Hugh D. Barlow, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Dr. Barlow received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. At SIUE he has developed a variety of courses in crime and delinquency, victimology, and criminal justice; in 1997 he designed a new undergraduate major in criminal justice. Students have nominated Dr. Barlow for teaching awards on numerous occasions, and in 1995 he received the SIUE Teaching Recognition Award. Dr. Barlow has published articles on homicide and assaults, the spatial aspects of crime, and white-collar crime. He is also the author of Criminal Justice in America. He is coauthor with Theodore N. Ferdinand of Understanding Delinquency, and editor of Crime and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work. The journal Federal Probation rated this book one of the top ten published works of 1995. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Barlow has been active in applied areas and in service to the profession. From January 1986 to December 1989 Dr. Barlow was Editor of The Criminologist, published by the American Society of Criminology. In 1993 he received the Herbert A. Block Award from the ASC for "outstanding service contributions to the American Society of Criminology and to the professional interests of criminology." On a less serious level, Dr. Barlow enjoys driving, golfing, snow skiing, and playing poker. David Kauzlarich, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. In 1989 he received his undergraduate degree in Social Justice Professions from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He received both his M.A. (l 991) and Ph.D. (1994) in sociology from Western Michigan University. From 1994 to 1997 Dr. Kauzlarich was a member of the Sociology and Criminal Justice faculty at St. Joseph's University, where he also directed the Graduate Criminal Justice Program. Dr. Kauzlarich particularly enjoys teaching introductory criminology. As a graduate student teacher at Western Michigan, he was awarded the "Excellence in Teaching Award" three consecutive times. His most challenging but rewarding teaching experience was in the Florence Crane Prison, a medium-security prison for women in Michigan. He is indebted to those students, for he learned from them important lessons about criminal stereotypes and the role of education in preventing traditional forms of crime and criminality. Dr. Kauzlarich has authored or coauthored over a dozen scholarly articles and one other book, with Ron Kramer, Crimes of the American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad. He has published on the topics of state and corporate crime, including problems such as environmental crime, human rights abuses, and nuclear weapons experiments. He has also written on theoretical explanations of white-collar crime. Dr. Kauzlarich enjoys writing and playing music, golf, fishing, and camping. Even more, he enjoys clowning around with his children, Elaina and more

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