Criminology / Edition 5

Criminology / Edition 5

by Stephen Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199651841

ISBN-13: 9780199651849

Pub. Date: 05/19/2013

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Criminology, Fifth Edition, offers a clearly expressed analysis of key criminological theories. Author Stephen Jones draws on a wide range of research, presenting both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behavior.

Criminology is designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory, and the sociology of deviance. Its detailed

Overview

Criminology, Fifth Edition, offers a clearly expressed analysis of key criminological theories. Author Stephen Jones draws on a wide range of research, presenting both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behavior.

Criminology is designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory, and the sociology of deviance. Its detailed analysis and sources of further reading will also be of interest to postgraduate students.

FEATURES

* Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes, perception, and nature of crime

* Written in a clear and readable style that helps students understand even complex aspects of criminology

* Succinct coverage of all the leading sociological and psychological theories of crime and deviance

* Takes full account of the historical background and development of contemporary theories

* Thoroughly referenced, providing plenty of opportunity for further reading for those interested in researching the area in more detail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199651849
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/19/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
868,428
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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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