Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-14
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction4e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages readers to think critically about the causes of crime.Introduces the field of criminology in the 21 st century with completely up-to-date coverage of sociological theories of crime, terrorism and white collar and high tech crime (including identity theft, cyber-terrorism, computer viruses, hacking and more). Contemporary coverage features breaking crime news pulled from todayrs"s headlines. Part III: "Crime Causation Revisited" expands the coverage of historical and contemporary sociological theories of crime causation. Also features important topics such as (Ch. 3) Research Methods; ( Ch. 15) Criminology and Social Policy; and (Ch. 16) Future Directions.For criminal justice practitioners or those in law enforcement.

Table of Contents

The Crime Picture
What Is Criminology? Introduction
What Is Crime?
Crime in The News: Fans and Family Defend Michael Jackson
Crime and Deviance
Crime in The News: In Taiwan, Not Much Ado over Gays Saying ldquo;I Dordquo; What Should be Criminal?
What Do Criminologists Do?
What is Criminology?
Theory Versus Reality
Varying Perspectives on Crime and Criminology Theoretical Criminology
Criminology and Social Policy
Social Policy and Public Crime Concerns
The Theme of this Book
The Social Context of Crime
Theory Versus Reality
A Public Health Model of Crime Control
Making Sense of Crime: The Causes and Consequences of the Criminal Event Theory Versus Reality
The Murder of John Lennon
The Primacy of Sociology? Summary
Discussion Questions
Web Quest
Library Extras
Patterns of Crime
A History of Crime Statistics
Adolphe Queacute;telet and Andreacute; Michel Guerry
Crime Statistics Today
Programmatic Problems with Available Data
The UCR Program
Crime in The News: Crime Rate Hits 30-Year Low Hate Crimes Data Gathering under the NCVS
Patterns of Change
The Crime Problem

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