Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies / Edition 11

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Overview

Bestselling CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES, 10e delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, this book is unrivaled in its exhaustive research base and currency, devoting two all-new chapters to cyber-crime and terrorism—two of the hottest issues in the field today. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Tenth Edition includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. A proven author and authority in criminology and criminal justice, Dr. Siegel is renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies. Avoiding ideological biases, Prof. Siegel encourages readers to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions.

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"A clear strength in the Siegel text compared to others I've used is that it gets to the theoretical heart of the matter in explaining the theories, citing current examples of their empirical validity, and providing applied examples that place the particular theory in a real and working context. The Siegel text impresses me in its ability to expose the student to theoretical ideas in an uncomplicated manner."

"…I think the overall lack of student difficulty comes again from Siegel's ability to write clearly and efficiently thus retaining student attention"

"…a comprehensive and current text that presents criminology in a clear interdisciplinary manner that will appeal to those interested in scientific versus ideological academic instruction. The text is extremely readable and visually interesting and should appeal to college students who likely are taking criminology as an introductory course. The text could also be used in an upper-level criminology course depending on what the students may have been required to take earlier in their program of study."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133049647
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/19/2012
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 252,611
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behaviour: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behaviour to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel and his wife, Terry, now reside in Bedford, New Hampshire, with their two dogs, Watson and Cody.

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Table of Contents

1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Criminal Law and Its Processes. 3. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 4. Victims and Victimization. 5. Choice Theory. 6. Trait Theories. 7. Social Structure Theories. 8. Social Process Theories: Learning, Control and Reaction. 9. Conflict Theory. 10. Integrated Theories: Latent Trait and Developmental Theories. 11. Violent Crime. 12. Property Crimes. 13. White Collar and Organized Crime. 14. Public Order Crime 15. Overview of the Criminal Justice System. 16. The Police and Law Enforcement. 17. The Judicatory Process 18. Corrections.
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