Criminology: A Sociological Understanding / Edition 5

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Overview

Taking a sociological perspective, CRIMINOLOGY: A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING, 5/e offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Designed in a four-color format, this edition includes a new chapter on classical and neoclassical theories, over 160 recent references and unique chapters on political crime and public opinion, crime and the media. Moving beyond simple “get tough” approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it.

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An intelligent undergraduate level presentation of sociological criminology, emphasizing the influence of social structure and inequality on crime and on the criminal justice system's responses to crime. Every chapter provides a summary, conclusion, key terms, and highlights controversies and international issues. Includes an excellent glossary, extensive references, and is indexed by name and subject. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135109793
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/11/2011
  • Series: MyCrimeKit Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 445,819
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven E. Barkan is professor of sociology at the University of Maine, where he has taught since 1979. His teaching and research interests include criminology, sociology of law, and social movements. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and had previously served as a member of the SSSP Board of Directors, as chair of its Law and Society Division and Editorial and Publications Committee, and as an advisory editor of its journal, Social Problems. He has served on the student paper award committees of the Crime, Law, and Deviance and Sociology of Law sections of the American Sociological Association. Professor Barkan has written many journal articles dealing with topics such as racial prejudice and death penalty attitudes, views on police brutality, political trials, and feminist activism. These articles have appeared in the American Sociological Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, and other journals. He has also authored the forthcoming text, Law and Society: An Introduction, with Prentice Hall.

Professor Barkan welcomes comments from students and faculty about this book. They may email him at BARKAN@MAINE.EDUor send regular mail to: Department of Sociology, 5728 Fernald Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469—5728.

Professor Barkan recently won the 2006 "Texty" award for outstanding textbook!

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION

1. Criminology and the Sociological Perspective

2. Public Opinion, the New Media, and the Crime Problem

3. The Measurement and Patterning of Criminal Behavior

4. Victims and Victimization

PART TWO: EXPLAINING CRIME

5. Classical and Neoclassical Perspectives

6. Biological and Psychological Explanations

7. Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Structure

8. Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Process

9. Sociological Theories: Critical Perspectives

PART THREE: CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS

10. Violent Crime: Homicide, Assault, and Robbery

11. Violence Against Women

12. Property and Crime Fraud

13. White-Collar and Organized Crime

14. Political Crime

15. Consensual Crime

PART FOUR: CONTROLLING AND PREVENTING CRIME

16. Policing; Dilemmas of Crime Control in a Democratic Society

17. Prosecution and Punishment

18. Conclusion: How Can We Reduce Crime?

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