"Quite simply an outstanding achievement. The only text that is authoritative, comprehensive and serious enough to be the basis of an entire course in criminology."
--Stan Cohen, The British Journal of Criminology
"It will define undergraduate and postgraduate criminology courses for some time to come."
--Criminal Justice Matters
"A comprehensive introduction to criminology written by the leading figures of the discipline; no other text covers the same range of topics in this depth."
--Michael Fiddler, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich
"A classic. An essential for any student of criminology."
--Kevin Brown, Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University
"The essential text for criminology. Combines detailed introductions to a wide range of topics with some of the smartest writing around."
--Iain Brennan, Lecturer, Hull University