The eleventh edition of Criminology is a lively introduction to the study of crime. As opposed to the “crime-of-the-week” approach common to many other texts, Conklin introduces students to critical issues in the field, such as the way people learn to commit crime, the development of criminal careers, and the organization of criminal behavior. The text is illustrated with copious boxed selections, easy-to-interpret tables and graphs, and dozens of compelling boxed features. While thoroughly researched and authoritative, the text is accessible to students and well-suited for one-semester courses.
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About the Author
John E. Conklin, professor of sociology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, was born in Oswego, New York, in 1943 and raised in Syracuse, New York. After earning a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1965, he completed his doctorate at Harvard University in 1969 and did research at Harvard Law School's Center for Criminal Justice for one year before taking a position at Tufts, where he now offers courses in criminology, crime and the media, sociology of law, and sociology of sexual behavior.
Professor Conklin's first book, Robbery and the Criminal Justice System (1972), was based on data he gathered in Boston. He also wrote The Impact of Crime (1975), a study of community reactions to crime, and "Illegal but Not Criminal": Business Crime in America (1977). The first of nine editions of Criminology appeared in 1981. Art Crimea study of theft, forgery, and fraud in the art worldwas published in 1994. His New Perspectives in Criminology (Allyn & Bacon, 1996) is an edited collection of papers published by leading criminologists during the 1990s. In 2003, Allyn & Bacon published Professor Conklin's Why Crimes Rates Fell, an examination of the reasons that crime declined so dramatically in the 1990s.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Study of Crime
Chapter 2 Measuring Crime
Chapter 3 Crime and Its Costs
Chapter 4 Dimensions of Crime
Chapter 5 Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime
Chapter 6 Social, Cultural, and Economic Sources of Crime
Chapter 7 Social Control and Commitment to the Law
Chapter 8 Learning to Commit Crime
Chapter 9 Opportunities and Facilitating Factors
Chapter 10 Criminal Careers
Chapter 11 The Organization of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 12 Community Reactions to Crime
Chapter 13 The Criminal Justice System
Chapter 14 Deterrence, Incapacitation, Retribution, and Rehabilitation
Chapter 15 Reducing Crime