Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior / Edition 8

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Designed for introductory undergraduate courses in two- and four-year programs, Introduction to Criminology, 8th Edition is a streamlined, focused introduction to the study of criminology with more attention to crime typologies than other texts, plus Crime Files boxes that offer real-world, well-known examples of the crime types discussed. Written by an active researcher, this student-focused text is intended to arouse student interest in the fascinating field of criminology. The full-color design and a new just-in-time learning enhancement—margin notes that link students to online learning materials at appropriate points in the chapters—bring the text to life for students visually and virtually. Key topics and statistics have been fully updated in this new edition to make the material most relevant for your course.
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Editorial Reviews

Lucy Huby

This book has turned out to be a gem of a text. Not only does it cover wholly relevant, informative and engaging topics but everything is complimented with a comprehensive web based resource package. Students can access pertinent journal articles, watch video shorts and listen to pod casts throughout each chapter that all help to contextualise the material. Instructors can also access comprehensive summaries of each chapter. The author succinctly but engagingly covers the theoretical development of the discipline and then applies theory to a comprehensive range of criminal issues including Corporate, Political and cyber crimes. I have adopted this book as the core text for my HNC Social Science students and I whole heartedly recommend it for HNC and Degree level study.

New edition of a text that introduces criminology with an emphasis on theory, method, and criminal behavior. In the 14 chapters, Hagan (Mercyhurst College) covers basic concepts; research methods that identify and evaluate the sources of data on crime and criminals; general patterns and variations in crime; theoretical explanations of crime and criminality, followed by an expansion of the theories; specific forms of criminal behavior; sophisticated types of criminals such as con artists, pickpockets, shoplifters, and professional, white collar, syndicate, political, and public order crime. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
New edition of a text which emphasizes not only legal and crime- control issues but also the nature of criminal behavior. In addition to research methods, characteristics of crime, and criminals, and criminal theory, the 14 chapters describe the various types of crime: property, professional, occupational, organizational/corporate, and organized. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452242347
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 118,840
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato).
He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes.Haganisarecipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Research Methods in Criminology
Chapter 3. General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Chapter 4. What is Victimology?
Chapter 5. Early and Classical Criminological Theories
Chapter 6. Biological and Psychological Theories
Chapter 7. Sociological Mainstream Theories
Chapter 8. Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Chapter 9. Violent Crimes
Chapte 10. Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
Chapter 11. White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
Chapter 12. Political Crime and Terrorism
Chapter 13. Organized Crime
Chapter 14. Public Order Crime
Chapter 15. Computer Crime
Chapter 16. Epilogue: The Future of Crime
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