9780133140668

Criminology (Justice Series) Plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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    9780133140668

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    0133140660

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 6/19/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Powerfully illustrated, compelling content. Criminology: A Brief Introduction, plus NEW MyCJLab with Pearson eTextis a user friendly criminology text that teaches students about the exciting field of criminology using the learning skills they already possess. In recognition of the visual orientation of today's learners, we sought to achieve a comprehensive integration of graphic art with the concepts and ideas of criminology. Consequently, Criminology: A Brief Introductionis intensely visual. Its layout and design invite readers to explore its pages, which powerfully illustrate the critical concepts that are central to the field of criminology today. Our intent is to visually attract readers to the subject matter of criminology, making for ease of learning.

Author Biography

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He chaired the university’s department of sociology, social work, and criminal justice for almost 20 years – while specializing in research in crime and delinquency. He has taught dozens of courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in both on-ground and on-line environments. Schmalleger is the author of many books and journal article
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He
 has worked with U.S. military personnel -- primarily members of the Army’s CID, MP’s, Air Force SP’s and members of Air Force OSI from the late 1970s to the early 1990s helping officers make successful transition to civilian life. Schmalleger’s philosophy of both teaching and writing can be summed up in these words: “In order to communicate knowledge we must first catch, then hold, a person’s interest—be it student, colleague, or policymaker. Our writing, our speaking, and our teaching must be relevant to the problems facing people today, and they must in some way help solve those problems.”

Table of Contents

PART I  Criminology Explained — The Evil Men (and Women) Do

 

Chapter 1 What Is Criminology?  Understanding Crime and Criminals

 

PART II   Crime Causation -- What We Do and Why We Do It

 

Chapter 2  Classical & Neoclassical Criminology: Choice and Consequences

Chapter 3  Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior: It’s What We Are

Chapter 4  Psychological & Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior

Chapter 5  Social Structure: It’s How We Live

Chapter 6  Social Process and Social Development: It’s What We Learn

Chapter 7  Social Conflict: It’s How We Relate

 

Part III The Crime Picture: It’s Not Pretty

 

Chapter 8  Crimes Against Persons: What We Fear

Chapter 9  Crimes against Property: What We Lose

Chapter 10 White-Collar and Organized Crime: Crime as a Job

Chapter 11 Public Order Crime: Recreational Crime

 

Part IV Crime In the Modern World: Today’s Headlines

 

Chapter 12 Technology and Crime: It’s a Double-Edged Sword

Chapter 13 Globalization and Terrorism: Our Small World

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