9780534615864

Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies Non-Infotrac Version

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780534615864

  • ISBN10:

    0534615864

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2003
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning
  • View Upgraded Edition
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $87.95

Summary

The fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, the fascinating examples that help you understand criminological theory and criminal justice policy -- you'll read about them all in this nationally acclaimed introduction to the field. Author Larry J. Siegel also gives you something that is equally important: coverage so fair and unbiased that you'll be in the driver's seat, forming your own opinions about criminology's most hotly debated issues. Should criminals be punished or rehabilitated? Are criminals themselves victims of a corrupt and biased society or evil, selfish people who can only be deterred through punishment? Siegel gives you the facts and the tools to think critically about issues like these -- so you can draw your own conclusions! Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Concepts of Crime, Law, and Criminology
Crime and Criminologyp. 2
Introductionp. 3
What Is Criminology?p. 4
A Brief History of Criminologyp. 4
What Criminologists Do: The Criminological Enterprisep. 11
How Criminologists View Crimep. 15
Defining Crimep. 17
How Criminologists Study Crimep. 18
Ethical Issues in Criminologyp. 21
Summaryp. 22
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 23
Key Termsp. 23
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 23
Notesp. 24
The Criminal Law and Its Processesp. 25
Introductionp. 26
The Origin of Lawp. 27
The Common Lawp. 30
Classification of Lawp. 33
Functions of the Criminal Lawp. 35
The Legal Definition of a Crimep. 37
Criminal Defensesp. 39
Changing the Criminal Lawp. 40
Changing Defensesp. 43
Summaryp. 43
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 44
Key Termsp. 44
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 45
Notesp. 45
The Nature and Extent of Crimep. 47
Introductionp. 48
Measuring Crimep. 48
Crime Trendsp. 55
What the Future Holdsp. 60
Crime Patternsp. 61
Summaryp. 76
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 76
Key Termsp. 76
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 77
Notesp. 77
Victims and Victimizationp. 81
Introductionp. 82
Problems of Crime Victimsp. 82
The Nature of Victimizationp. 85
Theories of Victimizationp. 90
Caring for the Victimp. 95
Summaryp. 100
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 100
Key Termsp. 101
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 101
Notesp. 101
Theories of Crime Causation
Choice Theoryp. 106
Introductionp. 107
The Development of Rational Choice Theoryp. 107
Is Crime Rational?p. 112
Eliminating Crimep. 115
Public Policy Implications of Choice Theoryp. 129
Just Desertp. 129
Summaryp. 129
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 130
Key Termsp. 131
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 131
Notesp. 131
Trait Theoriesp. 137
Introductionp. 138
Foundations of Trait Theoryp. 139
Biosocial Trait Theoriesp. 141
Psychological Trait Theoriesp. 153
Public Policy Implications of Trait Theoryp. 166
Summaryp. 167
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 167
Key Termsp. 168
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 169
Notesp. 169
Social Structure Theoriesp. 176
Introductionp. 177
Socioeconomic Structure and Crimep. 177
Social Structure Theoriesp. 180
Social Disorganization Theoryp. 182
Strain Theoriesp. 192
Cultural Deviance Theoryp. 199
Social Structure Theory and Public Policyp. 204
Summaryp. 205
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 207
Key Termsp. 208
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 208
Notesp. 208
Social Process Theoriesp. 213
Introductionp. 214
Socialization and Crimep. 214
Social Learning Theoryp. 220
Social Control Theoryp. 227
Social Reaction Theoryp. 232
Evaluating Social Process Theoriesp. 237
Social Process Theories and Public Policyp. 238
Summaryp. 240
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 241
Key Termsp. 242
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 242
Notesp. 242
Conflict Theoryp. 248
Introductionp. 249
Marxist Thoughtp. 251
Developing a Conflict Theory of Crimep. 253
Conflict Theoryp. 254
Marxist Criminologyp. 258
Emerging Forms of Conflict Theoryp. 264
Social Conflict Theory and Public Policyp. 270
Summaryp. 275
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 276
Key Termsp. 276
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 277
Notesp. 277
Developmental Theories: Life Course and Latent Traitp. 281
Introductionp. 282
The Life Course Viewp. 283
Theories of the Criminal Life Coursep. 290
Latent Trait Viewp. 300
Latent Trait Theoriesp. 302
Evaluating Developmental Theoriesp. 310
Summaryp. 311
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 311
Key Termsp. 312
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 313
Notesp. 313
Crime Typologies
Violent Crime: From Street Crime to Terrorismp. 320
Introductionp. 321
The Roots of Violencep. 321
Forcible Rapep. 328
Murder and Homicidep. 336
Assault and Batteryp. 343
Robberyp. 346
Emerging Forms of Interpersonal Violencep. 348
Terrorismp. 354
Summaryp. 363
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 364
Key Termsp. 364
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 365
Notesp. 365
Property Crimesp. 371
Introductionp. 372
A Brief History of Theftp. 372
Modern Thievesp. 374
Larceny/Theftp. 379
Burglaryp. 386
Arsonp. 390
Summaryp. 391
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 392
Key Termsp. 392
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 393
Notesp. 393
Enterprise Crime: White-Collar Crime, Cybercrime, and Organized Crimep. 395
Introductionp. 396
White-Collar Crimep. 397
Components of White-Collar Crimep. 398
Causes of White-Collar Crimep. 408
White-Collar Law Enforcement Systemsp. 411
Cybercrimep. 413
Organized Crimep. 417
Summaryp. 424
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 425
Key Termsp. 425
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 426
Notesp. 426
Public Order Crimesp. 430
Introductionp. 431
Law and Moralityp. 431
Homosexualityp. 434
Paraphiliasp. 436
Prostitutionp. 437
Pornographyp. 441
Substance Abusep. 446
Summaryp. 463
Thinking Like a Criminologistp. 463
Key Termsp. 464
Critical Thinking Questionsp. 464
Notesp. 464
Glossaryp. 471
Table of Casesp. 485
Name Indexp. 486
Subject Indexp. 504
Photo Creditsp. 521
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review