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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-06
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Criminology, 2 n edition is the most accessible, hands-on introductory textbook on the market. The author uses a unique method for organizing the material in this manageable, 14-chapter textbook. A student-friendly format -- bulleted lists, summary statements, a running glossary, and a built-in study guide -- prepare students for success.

Table of Contents

Crime and Criminology
Introduction: What is Criminology
Criminology and the Criminologist's Roles
Criminology and the Scientific Approach
Criminological Perspectives
The Nature of Deviant and Criminal behavior
Defining Crime
Durkheim on the Normality of Crime
Summary Study Guide Reading 1.1:Crime as Normal Behavior,Emile Durkheim. Reading 1.2: Criminology as Social Science
The Nature and Extent of Crime: Measuring behavior
Introduction: Researching Crime
Criminological Research and Data Collection
The Uniform Crime Reports
Other Ways to Measure Crime
Crime Patterns: Characteristics of Criminals and Crime Victims
Summary Study Guide Reading 2.1: A Professional Thief
Early Explanations for Criminal Behavior and Neoclassical Theories
Introduction: Theories of Crime
Traditional Explanations for Crime
Cesare Beccaria
Jeremy Bentham
The Positivist School of Criminology
Contemporary Classicism and Positivism
Study Guide Reading 3.1:Contemporary Classicism: Deterrence and Econometrics, and Implications and Conclusions
Biological Explanations for Criminal behavior
Introduction: Biological Perspectives
Criminality and Genetics
Biochemical Influences on behavior
Neurophysiological Factors
Summary Study Guide
Psychological Explanations for Criminal behavior
Introduction: Psychological Perspectives
Psychiatric Explanations for Criminal behavior
Behavioral Explanations for Crime
Cognitive Theories and Crime
Personality Theories and Crime
Summary Study Guide Reading 5.1:Media Violence and Youth
Sociological Theories I: Social-Structural Explanations for Criminal behavior
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