9780132764445

Criminology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132764445

  • ISBN10:

    013276444X

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/12/2012
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

The eleventh edition of Criminologyis a lively introduction to the study of crime. As opposed to the "crime-of-the-week" approach common to many other texts, Conklin introduces students to critical issues in the field, such as the way people learn to commit crime, the development of criminal careers, and the organization of criminal behavior. The text is illustrated with copious boxed selections, easy-to-interpret tables and graphs, and dozens of compelling boxed features. While thoroughly researched and authoritative, the text is accessible to students and well-suited for one-semester courses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        The Study of Crime

Chapter 2        Measuring Crime

Chapter 3        Crime and Its Costs

Chapter 4        Dimensions of Crime

Chapter 5        Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime

Chapter 6        Social, Cultural, and Economic Sources of Crime

Chapter 7        Social Control and Commitment to the Law

Chapter 8        Learning to Commit Crime

Chapter 9        Opportunities and Facilitating Factors

Chapter 10      Criminal Careers

Chapter 11      The Organization of Criminal Behavior

Chapter 12      Community Reactions to Crime

Chapter 13      The Criminal Justice System

Chapter 14      Deterrence, Incapacitation, Retribution, and Rehabilitation

Chapter 15      Reducing Crime

 

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