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Overview

Written by internationally well-known and highly respected figures in the field, this leading text for the criminology course offered in departments of sociology and criminal justice, is known for its lucid style and particularly strong coverage of international and comparative crime. This text is available in two versions, one with, and the other without coverage of the criminal justice system. For schools that retain the traditional criminology course, which includes criminological coverage of criminal justice, Criminology, third edition, is the ideal text. For schools that have expanded their offerings by adding an introductory course in criminal justice, Criminology: The Shorter Version, 3/e, is probably more appropriate. The Shorter Version omits Part IV A Criminological Approach to the Criminal Justice System.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073124469
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/21/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Freda Adler is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice. She is the Director of the Master of Science Program in Criminology and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in sociology, her MA in criminology, and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Adler began her career in criminal justice as an evaluator of drug and alcohol treatment programs for federal and state governments. Since 1968, she has taught subjects such as criminal justice, criminology, comparative criminal justice systems, statistics, and research methods. She has served as criminal justice advisor to the United Nations, as well as to federal, state, and foreign governments. Dr. Adler's published works include 13 books as author or coauthor, 9 books as editor or coeditor, and over 90 journal articles. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and the Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency. Dr. Adler serves as editorial consultant to the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and is coeditor of Advances in Criminological Theory. She also has served as president as the American Society of Criminology (1994-1995).

Dr. William S. Laufer is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Teaching since 1987, his subjects include criminological theory, corporate and white collar crime, and business ethics. Dr. Laufer’s research has appeared in a wide range of journals.

Dr. Gerhard O. W. Mueller is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. Between 1974 and 1982, he served as Chief of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. As such, he was responsible for all of the United Nations’ programs dealing with problems of crime and justice worldwide. He has been a faculty member of universities and colleges across the country and around the world.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Criminology

Chapter 1. The Changing Boundaries of Criminology

Chapter 2. Counting Crime and Measuring Criminal Behavior

Chapter 3. Schools of Thought throughout History
Part II: Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behavior

Chapter 4. Psychological and Biological Perspectives

Chapter 5. Strain and Cultural Deviance Theories

Chapter 6. The Formation of Subcultures

Chapter 7. Social Control Theory

Chapter 8. Labeling, Conflict, and Radical Theories

Chapter 9. Environmental Theory
Part III: Types of Crime

Chapter 10. Violent Crimes

Chapter 11. Crimes against Property

Chapter 12. White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Chapter 13. Public Order Crimes

Chapter 14. International and Comparative Criminology
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