Crime and Criminology

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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With its unique blend of social science and legal research, the twelfth edition of Crime and Criminology offers students a broad context in which to study this dynamic subject, from its history and theories to its ongoing debates and discussions. In engaging, straightforward language, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid provides students with a solid understanding of the integral relationship between the law and theories of criminal behavior. This classic text explores many timely topics well beyond simple headlines, examining the complex implications of our governing theories and policies. Carefully streamlined, thoroughly revised, and insightfully updated, Crime and Criminology, Twelfth Edition, is an essential resource for students and scholars of this ever-changing--and always fascinating--topic. New to the Twelfth Edition * Material on the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including those that the Court will hear during its 2007-2008 term * Extended and strengthened treatment of theory, including recent empirical research and its applications * Expanded coverage of issues of gender, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status * "Global Focus" boxes highlighting global and international issues * Updated "Media Focus" boxes focusing on current cases in the media

Author Biography

Sue Titus Reid is Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is author of Criminal Law, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2006) and Criminal Law: The Essentials (OUP, 2008). An accomplished scholar in both law and the social sciences, she contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and has published scholarly articles in both law and sociology. Dr. Reid has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at schools across the country. She received a university teaching award at FSU in 2000 and has been a fellow of the American Society of Criminology since 1982.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Study of Crime and Criminology
Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminology
The Measurement of Crime and its Impact
Explanations of Criminal Behavior
Early Explanations of Criminal Behavior and Their Modern Counterparts
Biological and Psychological Theories of Criminal Behavior
Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior I: The Social-Structural Approach
Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior II: The Social-Process Approach
Types of Crime
Violent Crimes
Property Crimes
Business- and Government-Related Crimes
Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime
Criminal Justice System
U.S. Criminal Justice Systems
Court Systems
Social Reaction to Crime: Corrections
The Confinement of Offenders
Corrections in the Community
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