Criminology: The Essentials

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Criminology: The Essentials presents a well-written overview of the major theoretical perspectives and crime types discussed in most introductory criminology classes. It covers the most up-to-date theories and research in a concise manner in a cost-effective format. Each chapter in the book includes chapter-opening vignettes, interesting photos, many tables and figures to engage students interest. In the often-difficult theory chapters are concluding Policy and Prevention sections, and summary tables to compare and contrast the theories presented. to promote a deep understanding of the concepts presented.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412999434
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,214,819
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Walsh received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University and is a professor of criminology at Boise State University. He has field experience in both law enforcement and corrections. His special interests include the biological bases of human behavior, criminology, statistics, and criminal justice assessment and counseling. He is the author of 27 books, including Biology and Criminology (Routledge, ©2009), Feminist Criminology Through a Biosocial Lens (Carolina Academic Press, ©2011), Law, Justice, and Society (with Craig Hemmens, Oxford University Press, ©2011), and Correctional Assessment, Casework, and Counseling (with Mary Stohr, American Correctional Association). He has authored over 100 journal articles or book chapters.
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Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Criminology, Crime and Criminal Law Chapter 2: Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior Chapter 3: The Early Schools of Criminology Chapter 4: Social Structural Theories Chapter 5: Social Process Theories Chapter 6: Critical Theories: Marxist, Conflict, and Feminist Chapter 7: Psychosocial Theories Chapter 8: Biosocial Approaches Chapter 9: Developmental Theories: From Delinquency to Crime to Desistance Chapter 10: Violent Crimes Chapter 11: Terrorism Chapter 12: Property Crime Chapter 13: Public Order Crime Chapter 14: White Collar and Organized Crime Chapter 15: Victimology: Exploring the Experience of Victimization References Glossary
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