Understanding Violent Crime

Understanding Violent Crime

by Stephen Jones, Gary Jones
     
 
Understanding Violent Crime provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behavior. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. There is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by

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Understanding Violent Crime provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behavior. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. There is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by the criminal justice system. Definitions of the main violent offences, including violent sexual offences, are discussed and some indication of the levels of sentencing in particular cases is provided. The final chapter then considers ways in which offenders are able to confront their violent behaviour within the criminal justice system. Frequent references to the definitions and treatment of violence in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA give the book a distinctive comparative perspective. The result is a wide-ranging and essential undergraduate text and a key reference for researchers in the field.

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The final in a series of six texts introducing specific elements that together comprise the core for an undergraduate criminology course. Jones (law, U. of Bristol) focuses mainly on the perpetrators of criminal violence in Britain, but also compares how violence is dealt with in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US. He explore such topics as the definitions and extent of violence, theories of socialization, group violence, the consequences of violent crime, punishment, and the treatment of violent offenders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335204175
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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