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  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Written specifically for today's criminology and criminal justice students, Criminology is a carefully constructed, comprehensive and innovative text. Its major goal is to make the complex subject of criminology understandable and interesting, as well as pedagogically sound for students of criminology and criminal justice. Take a look inside this text to learn more about...; bull; bull;The Scholarship bull;The Pedagogy bull;The Integrated Focused Readings bull;The Built-In Study Guide What People are Saying...; ";It is a well-conceived work...;It has a fresh appeal and is concisely written without sacrifice of essential material...;It conveys an enthusiastic and fresh attitude about the subject matter."; Rodney B. Carter, Linn-Benton Community College ";I was very happy to see that readings were integrated into the text. I think this is a wonderful addition."; Alison Cannady, Indiana State University ";The pedagogy is well executed...the elements employed by the author do in fact set apart this textbook from others...;"; Gregory Talley, Broome County College ";Outstanding book for our criminology classes. It is a complete package for the student and a great tool for the instructors!"; Joel Maatman, Lansing Community College

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
Crime as Normal behavior
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
A Professional Thief, Edwin Sutherland
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
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
Media Violence and Youth
Sociological Theories I: Social-Structural Explanations for Criminal Behavior
Introduction: Structure-Based Explanations
Social Disorganization Theory
Strain Theory
Subcultural Delinquency Theories
Summary Study Guide Reading
Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures
Sociological Theories II: Social Control, Conflict, Feminist, and Labeling Theories
Introduction: Sociological Theories II
Differential Association Theory
Social Control Theory
Conflict Theory
Feminist Theory
Labeling Theory
Summary Study Guide Reading
Feminism for the Mainstream Criminologist: An Invitation
Crimes of Violence I: Assault and Rape
Introduction: Incidence of Assault and Rape
Assault and Abuse in the American Family
Explaining and Responding to Assaultive and Abusive Behavior
Explaining and Responding to Rape
Summary Study Guide Reading
The Criminalization of Domestic Violence
Violence against Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Crimes of Violence: Robbery, Murder, Hate Crime, and Terrorism
Introduction: Defining Violent Crimes Against Persons
Hate Crime
Summary Study Guide Reading
Mass Murder
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