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9781444170238

Criminology: A Complete Introduction

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    9781444170238

  • ISBN10:

    1444170236

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-27
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself
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Written by Peter Joyce, a current criminology lecturer and a leading researcher, Criminology - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - Introduction - what is crime ? / Chapter Two - How do we measure crime ? / Chapter Three - Why do people commit crime ? / Chapter Four - How can we prevent crime ? / Chapter Five - How do we detect crime ? / Chapter Six - Murders most foul - serial killers / Chapter Seven - the crimes of the powerful / Chapter Eight - political crime / Chapter Nine - organised crime / Chapter Ten - Why do we punish criminals ? / Chapter Eleven - What is the criminal justice system and what does it consist of ? / Chapter Twelve - The police / Chapter Thirteen - The courts / Chapter Fourteen - Trial procedure / Chapter Fifteen - Prisons / Chapter Sixteen- Youth justice systems / Chapter Seventeen - Punishment in the community / Chapter Eighteen - Recidivism - what it is and how do we prevent it ? / Chapter Nineteen - Is the criminal justice system fair ? / Chapter Twenty - Conclusion

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