Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction / Edition 3

Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction / Edition 3

by Frank Schmalleger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130917958

ISBN-13: 9780130917959

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Now, in a new and exciting third edition, the pacesetting Criminology Today is better than ever. Its attention-grabbing visuals, up-to-the-minute coverage, and riveting real-life stories propel students to the heart of critical concepts and policy issues in the field of criminology today-while its no-nonsense approach offers frequent and intimate insights into

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Now, in a new and exciting third edition, the pacesetting Criminology Today is better than ever. Its attention-grabbing visuals, up-to-the-minute coverage, and riveting real-life stories propel students to the heart of critical concepts and policy issues in the field of criminology today-while its no-nonsense approach offers frequent and intimate insights into the everyday' workings of criminology-related policy-making bodies. Critical contemporary issues such as "three-strikes," "reintegrative shaming," "restorative justice," and "get-tough" initiatives are described in the attention-getting, easy-to-read fashion that has made Criminology Today a hands-down favorite among students and instructors everywhere. Two new chapters, Crimes Against Persons, and Crimes Against Property, provide an in-depth look at the characteristics and consequences of specific offenses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130917959
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
547
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxxiii
Prefacexxv
Acknowledgmentsxxvii
About the Authorxxix
Instructions to Students Using Criminology Today's World Wide Web Featuresxxx
Part IThe Crime Picture
Chapter 1What Is Criminology?3
Chapter 2Patterns of Crime33
Chapter 3Research Methods and Theory Development81
Part IICrime Causation
Chapter 4Classical and Neoclassical Thought109
Chapter 5Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior137
Chapter 6Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior169
Chapter 7Sociological Theories I: Social Structure201
Chapter 8Sociological Theories II: Social Process and Social Development227
Chapter 9Sociological Theories III: Social Conflict259
Part IIICrime in the Modern World
Chapter 10Crimes Against Persons287
Chapter 11Crimes Against Property329
Chapter 12White-Collar and Organized Crime357
Chapter 13Drug Abuse and Crime387
Chapter 14Technology and Crime417
Part IVResponding to Criminal Behavior
Chapter 15Criminology and Social Policy449
Chapter 16Future Directions477
Glossary493
Subject Index507
Name Index520

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