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Unique in its approach, this book introduces students to criminology by examining broad-based concepts instead of just types of crimes. Using an extensive research base, the author discusses concepts such as social control and neutralization of the law; factors that facilitate crime; criminal careers; and the organization of criminal behavior. Real-life examples and special feature boxes appear throughout and address crime and the media, crime on campus, cross-cultural perspectives and critical issues. Figures, tables and in-depth review questions are included and help students understand the common social process among all types of crime.
Table of Contents
|The Study of Crime|
|Crime and Its Costs|
|Dimensions of Crime|
|Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime|
|Social, Cultural, and Economic Sources of Crime|
|Social Control and Commitment to the Law|
|Learning to Commit Crime|
|Opportunities and Facilitating Factors|
|The Organization of Criminal Behavior|
|Community Reactions to Crime|
|The Criminal Justice System|
|Deterrence, Incapacitation, Retribution, and Rehabilitation|
|Solving the Crime Problem|
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