Criminology / Edition 2

Criminology / Edition 2

by Leonard Glick, J. Mitchell Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 020553693X

ISBN-13: 9780205536931

Pub. Date: 12/20/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Criminology , 2n edition is the most accessible, hands-on introductory textbook on the market. The author uses a unique method for organizing the material in this manageable, 14-chapter textbook.

A student-friendly format -- bulleted lists, summary statements, a running glossary, and a built-in study guide -- prepare

Overview

Criminology , 2n edition is the most accessible, hands-on introductory textbook on the market. The author uses a unique method for organizing the material in this manageable, 14-chapter textbook.

A student-friendly format -- bulleted lists, summary statements, a running glossary, and a built-in study guide -- prepare students for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205536931
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
12/20/2007
Series:
MyCrimeKit Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
662,329
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Crime and Criminology.

1.1 Introduction: What is Criminology

1.2 Criminology and the Criminologist's Roles.

1.3 Criminology and the Scientific Approach.

1.4 Criminological Perspectives.

1.5 The Nature of Deviant and Criminal Behavior.

1.6 Defining Crime

1.7 Durkheim on the Normality of Crime

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 1.1: Crime as Normal Behavior, Emile Durkheim.

Reading 1.2: Criminology as Social Science, J. Mitchell Miller

Chapter 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime: Measuring Behavior.

2.1 Introduction: Researching Crime

2.2 Criminological Research and Data Collection

2.3 The Uniform Crime Reports

2.4 Other Ways to Measure Crime.

2.5 Crime Patterns: Characteristics of Criminals and Crime Victims

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 2.1: A Professional Thief, Edwin Sutherland.

Reading 2.2: Covert Participant Observation: Reconsidering the Least Used Method by J. Mitchell Miller

Chapter 3. Early Explanations for Criminal Behavior

3.1 Introduction: Theories of Crime

3.2 Traditional Explanations for Crime.

3.3 Cesare Beccaria

3.4 Jeremy Bentham

3.5 The Positivist School of Criminology.

3.6 Contemporary Classicism and Positivism.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 3.1: Contemporary Classicism: Deterrence and Econometrics, and Implications and Conclusions, George B. Vold and Thomas J. Bernard.

Reading 3.2: Deterrance, General by David L. Myers

Reading 3.3: Deterrance, Specific by David L. Myers

Chapter 4. Biological Explanations for Criminal Behavior.

4.1 Introduction: Biological Perspectives

4.2 Criminality and Genetics.

4.3 Biochemical Influences on Behavior.

4.4 Neurophysiological Factors.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Chapter 5. Psychological Explanations for Criminal Behavior.

5.1 Introduction: Psychological Perspectives

5.2 Psychiatric Explanations for Criminal Behavior

5.3 Behavioral Explanations for Crime

5.4 Cognitive Theories and Crime

5.5 Personality Theories and Crime

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 5.1: Media Violence and Youth, John P. Murray.

Chapter 6. Sociological Theories I: Social-Structural Explanations for Criminal Behavior.

6.1 Introduction: Structure-Based Explanations

6.2 Social Disorganization Theory

6.3 Strain Theory.

6.4 Subcultural Delinquency Theories.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 6.1: Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures, Richard Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin.

Chapter 7. Sociological Theories II: Social Control, Conflict, Feminist, and Labeling Theories.

7.1 Introduction: Sociological Theories II

7.2 Differential Association Theory.

7.3 Social Control Theory.

7.4 Conflict Theory.

7.5 Feminist Theory.

7.6 Labeling Theory.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 7.1: On Behalf of Labeling Theory by Erich Goode

Chapter 8. Violent Crime I: Assault and Rape.

8.1 Introduction: Assault and Rape.

8.2 Assault.

8.3 Assault and Abuse in the American Family

8.4 Explaining and Responding to Assaultive and Abusive Behavior.

8.5 Rape

8.6 Explaining and Responding to Rape.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 8.1. The Criminalization of Domestic Violence, Fran S. Davis.

Reading 8.2 Violence against Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Toni Nelson

Chapter 9. Violent Crime II: Robbery, Murder, Hate Crime, and Terrorism.

9.1 Introduction: Defining Violent Crimes Against Persons

9.2 Robbery.

9.3 Murder.

9.4 Hate Crime.

9.5 Terrorism.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 9.1 : Mass Murder, James A. Fox and Jack Levin.

Chapter 10. Property Crimes

10.1 Introduction: Defining Property Crimes.

10.2 An Overview of Property Crimes

10.3 Larceny-Theft.

10.4 Fraud.

10.5 Burglary.

10.6 Fencing.

10.7 Arson.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 10.1: Crimes of Fraud, James A. Inciardi.

Chapter 11. Organizational Criminality: White-Collar and Organized Crime.

11.1 Introduction: White-Collar Crime Defined

11.2 Embezzlement and Consumer Fraud

11.3 Computer Crime

11.4 Environmental Crime

11.5 Explanations for and Responses to White-Collar Crime.

11.6 Organized Crime

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 11.1: Two Enron Chiefs Are Convicted in Fraud and Conspiracy Trial by The New York Company

Chapter 12. Morality Crimes: Drugs, Alcohol, and Sex

12.1 Introduction: Drug Prohibition

12.2 Drugs Defined

12.3 Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use

12.4 Illegal Drugs

12.5 Explanations for Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

12.6 Responding to the Drug Problem

12.7 Sex-Related Crimes.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 12.1 Drugs and Predatory Crime, Jan M. Chaiken and Marcia R. Chaiken.

Reading 12.2 : Sex-Slave Trade Enters the U.S., Catherine Edwards and James Harder.

Chapter 13. Responding To Crime: The Police and the Courts

13.1 Introduction: The Criminal Justice System

13.2 The Police

13.3 Police Organization.

13.4 Police Role and the Future of Policing in the United States

13.5 The Courts

13.6 The Death Penalty

13.7 The Juvenile Justice System

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 13.1: Preventing Crime: The Promising Road Ahead, Gene Stephens.

Chapter 14. Responding To Crime: Corrections.

14.1 Introduction: Corrections

14.2 Deterrence and Imprisonment

14.3 Corrections Today: Jails and Prisons.

14.4 Community-based Corrections: Probation

14.5 Other Intermediate Sanctions and Alternatives.

14.6 Parole

14.7 Release and Reentry Programs.

Chapter Summary

Study Guide

Reading 14.1: The Goals of Punishment: The Return of Retributivism and the Utilitarian Model, Clemens Bartollas and John P. Conrad.

Reading 14.2: Restorative Justice For Young Offenders and Their Victims, Annie Seymour and Trudy Gregorie.

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