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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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Editorial Reviews

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"This text is one of the best applied texts on the market. It has a fine blend of theory with real-life situations and circumstances, and the examples are exceptional and up-to- date."--Stan Hodges, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

"This book combines legal theory and practice with the study of criminology, which is rarely done, and rarely done well, as it is here. A student reading this textbook will get a full analysis of criminology's history, as well as discover the sociological, psychological, and economic factors that contribute to the study of criminology. Too many textbooks fail to explain criminology with this kind of depth and attention to detail, yet the book is not overbearing or off-putting--it is challenging without being difficult."--Cary Federman, Montclair State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195370447
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Titus Reid is Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University. She is author of Criminal Law, Seventh Edition (OUP, 2006) and Criminal Law: The Essentials (OUP, 2008). An accomplished scholar in both law and the social sciences, she contributed a chapter to the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice and has published scholarly articles in both law and sociology. Dr. Reid has taught law students, graduate students, and undergraduate students at schools across the country. She received a university teaching award at FSU in 2000 and has been a fellow of the American Society of Criminology since 1982.

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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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