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This ninth edition of Criminology thoroughly examines crime in a broad context, looking closely at the socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal behavior. This distinctive approach offers readers a uniquely broad-based perspective and advances the overall understanding of crime. This new edition includes up-to-date and topical materialfor example, the motives of suicide bombers and the looting after the 2004 tsunamito engage students and demonstrate the relevance of criminology in contemporary society.
Table of Contents
|Feature Boxes Preface Author Biography|
|The Study of Crime|
|The Nature of Crime and Delinquency|
|The Characteristics of Crime Juvenile Delinquency|
|Social Origins of the Criminal Law Historical Perspectives|
|Theoretical Perspectives Strategies of Criminological|
|Research Comparative and Historical Research Biographies Patterns of Crime|
|The Cohort Study Surveys Other Strategies of Criminological Research Summary Important Terms|
|Review Questions For Further Study|
|The Emergence of Modern Criminology Classical Criminology|
|Cartography Positivism Official Crime Statistics History of Crime Statistics in the United States FBI|
|Crime Statistics Crime Rates Gathering Crime Statistics|
|Using FBI Data for Criminological Research Measuring|
|Criminal Victimization History of Victimization Surveys Comparing NCVS and FBI Data|
|The Dark Figure Methodological Problems with Victimization Surveys|
|Measuring Crime by Self-Reports History of Self-Report Studies|
|The Dark Figure Methodological Problems with Self-Report Studies|
|Summary Important Terms Review Questions For Further Study|
|Crime and Its Costs Conventional Crimes Crimes of Violence Property Crimes|
|White-Collar Crime Is White-Collar Crime Different?|
|The Costs of White-Collar Crime Organized Crime|
|The Costs of Organized Crime Victimless Crimes|
|Drug Use Gambling Prostitution Summary Important|
|Terms Review Questions For Further Study|
|Dimensions of Crime Cross-National Variations in Crime|
|Rates Regional Variations in Crime Rates within the United States|
|Variations in Crime Rates by Community Crime|
|within Metropolitan Areas Migration and Crime Temporal Variations in Crime Rates Seasonal Variations in Crime Rates|
|Annual Trends in Crime Rates Variations in Crime Rates by Sex Sex and Juvenile|
|Delinquency Sex and Crime Sex and Victimization Variations in Crime Rates by Age|
|Age-Specific Arrest Rates Age Distribution and Crime Rates|
|Age and Victimization Variations in Crime Rates by Race Race|
|Arrest Statistics, and Self-Report Studies Race, Crime, and Background|
|Variables Race and Victimization Variations in Crime Rates by Social|
|Class Social Class and Adult Crime Social Class and Juvenile Delinquency|
|Methodological Problems Social Class and Victimization Summary|
|Important Terms Review Questions For Further Study|
|Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime Biological|
|Explanations of Crime History of the Biological|
|Perspective on Crime Modern Biological|
|Research on Crime Biology and Modern Criminology|
|Psychological Explanations of Crime Intelligence and Crime Personality|
|Characteristics Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders|
|Psychology and Variations in Crime Rates Psychology and the Criminal|
|Law Summary Important Terms Review Questions For Further Study|
|Social, Cultural, and|
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