Criminology

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"Criminology provides a discussion of the distribution and causation of crime. Throughout the text, the author draws on a wide range of research in order to consider both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour aiming to ask the right questions rather than provide a definitive set of answers." This third edition has been fully updated and is designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory, and the sociology of deviance. Its detailed analysis and sources of further readings will also be of interest ...
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Overview

"Criminology provides a discussion of the distribution and causation of crime. Throughout the text, the author draws on a wide range of research in order to consider both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour aiming to ask the right questions rather than provide a definitive set of answers." This third edition has been fully updated and is designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory, and the sociology of deviance. Its detailed analysis and sources of further readings will also be of interest to postgraduate students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199651849
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/19/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Jones BA, Dip Crim, is Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Criminology: Its Origins and Research Methods
Part I: Crime and Crime Control: Alternative Discourses
1. Crime: Definitions and Conflicting Images
2. The Statistics on Crime and Their Meaning
3. The Media and "Law and Order"
Part II: Sociological Explanations of Crime
4. The Classical and Positivist Traditions
5. Crime and the Environment
6. Poverty, Anomie, and Strain
7. Subcultural Theories
8. Interactionism and Phenomenology
9. Conflict, Marxist, and Radical Theories of Crime
10. Realist Criminology and Victims
11. Theories of Control
12. Gender and Crime
Part III: Biological and Psychological Aspects of Crime
13. Biological Factors of Crime
14. Intelligence, Mental Disorder, and Crime
15. Personality Theories
16. Violent, Aggressive, and Sexual Offenses

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