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Criminologyis known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary perspective. This text discusses criminological problems, their origins, and possible solutions in a clear, practical, straightforward fashion. Students develop a thorough understanding of today's issues in criminology and are prepared to address and resolve the issues of tomorrow. The eighth edition continues to incorporate the latest findings from criminological research into terrorism, while expanding coverage of new white-collar and corporate crimes related to the current economic downturn. New research and statistical information include coverage of neuro-criminology, evidence-based criminology, and much more.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Criminology
Chapter 1. The Changing Boundaries of Criminology
Chapter 2. Counting Crime and Measuring Criminal Behavior
Chapter 3. Schools of Thought throughout History
Part II: Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behavior
Chapter 4. Psychological and Biological Perspectives
Chapter 5. Strain and Cultural Deviance Theories
Chapter 6. The Formation of Subcultures
Chapter 7. Social Control Theory
Chapter 8. Labeling, Conflict, and Radical Theories
Chapter 9. Environmental Theory
Part III: Types of Crime
Chapter 10. Violent Crimes
Chapter 11. Crimes against Property
Chapter 12. White-Collar and Corporate Crime
Chapter 13. Public Order Crimes
Chapter 14. International and Comparative Criminology
Part IV: A Criminologicol Approoch to the Criminal Justice System
Chapter 15. Processes and Decisions
Chapter 16. Enforcing the Law: Practice and Research