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Criminology

by
Edition:
9th
ISBN13:

9780205464401

ISBN10:
0205464408
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

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
Measuring Crime
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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