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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|
|The Nature of Deviant and Criminal behavior|
|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|
|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|
|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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