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Concise, current, and affordable, best-selling CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Fifth Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage in a succinct, reader-friendly paperback. Author Larry Siegel guides users through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and fascinating examples that help readers truly understand criminological theory. The book effectively uses real-world material to clarify criminology's concepts and theories. Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it also offers unbiased coverage of even the most controversial issues—enabling readers to form their own opinions.
Part I: CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY. 1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Victims and Victimization. Part II: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION. 4. Rational Choice Theory. 5. Trait Theory. 6. Social Structure Theory. 7. Social Process Theory. 8. Social Conflict Theory. 9. Developmental Theory. Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES. 10. Violent Crime: Interpersonal Violence. 11. Terrorism and Political Crime. 12. Property Crimes: White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Green-Collar. 13. Public Order Crimes. 14. Cyber Crime, Technology, and Transnational Crimes.
Posted January 16, 2011
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