Crime and Criminology / Edition 12

Crime and Criminology / Edition 12

by Sue Titus Reid
     
 


With its unique blend of social science and legal research, the twelfth edition of Crime and Criminology offers students a broad context in which to study this dynamic subject, from its history and theories to its ongoing debates and discussions. In engaging, straightforward language, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid provides students with aSee more details below

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With its unique blend of social science and legal research, the twelfth edition of Crime and Criminology offers students a broad context in which to study this dynamic subject, from its history and theories to its ongoing debates and discussions. In engaging, straightforward language, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid provides students with a solid understanding of the integral relationship between the law and theories of criminal behavior. This classic text explores many timely topics well beyond simple headlines, examining the complex implications of our governing theories and policies.

Carefully streamlined, thoroughly revised, and insightfully updated, Crime and Criminology, Twelfth Edition, is an essential resource for students and scholars of this ever-changing--and always fascinating--topic.

New to the Twelfth Edition

• Material on the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including those that the Court will hear during its 2007-2008 term

• Extended and strengthened treatment of theory, including recent empirical research and its applications

• Expanded coverage of issues of gender, race and ethnicity, and socioeconomic status

• "Global Focus" boxes highlighting global and international issues

• Updated "Media Focus" boxes focusing on current cases in the media

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195370447
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/22/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction to the Study of Crime and Criminology 2

Ch. 1 Crime, Criminal Law, and Criminology 4

Ch. 2 The Measurement of Crime and Its Impact 20

Pt. II Explanations of Criminal Behavior 42

Ch. 3 Early Explanations of Criminal Behavior and Their Modern Counterparts 44

Ch. 4 Biological and Psychological Theories of Criminal Behavior 64

Ch. 5 Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior I: The Social-Structural Approach 94

Ch. 6 Sociological Theories of Criminal Behavior II: The Social-Process Approach 142

Pt. III Types of Crime 188

Ch. 7 Violent Crimes 190

Ch. 8 Property Crimes 232

Ch. 9 Business- and Government-Related Crimes 266

Ch. 10 Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime 300

Pt. IV Criminal Justice Systems 342

Ch. 11 U.S. Criminal Justice Systems 344

Ch. 12 Police 382

Ch. 13 Court Systems 426

Pt. V Social Reaction to Crime: Corrections 474

Ch. 14 The Confinement of Offenders 476

Ch. 15 Corrections in the Community 514

App. A Selected Amendments to the U.S. Constitution 549

App. B How to Read a Court Citation 550

Glossary 552

Case Index 568

Name Index 570

General Index 578

Credits 598

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