Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies / Edition 9 available in Hardcover
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- Cengage Learning
This textbook reviews the various sources of crime data to paint a picture of crime in the United States, surveys several approaches to explaining why people commit crimes, and outlines the major forms of criminal behavior. Color photographs. The eighth edition incorporates recent research and events. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody..
Table of Contents1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Criminal Law and Its Processes. 3. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 4. Victims and Victimization. 5. Choice Theory. 6. Trait Theories. 7. Social Structure Theories. 8. Social Process Theories: Learning, Control and Reaction. 9. Conflict Theory. 10. Integrated Theories: Latent Trait and Developmental Theories. 11. Violent Crime. 12. Property Crimes. 13. White Collar and Organized Crime. 14. Public Order Crime 15. Overview of the Criminal Justice System. 16. The Police and Law Enforcement. 17. The Judicatory Process 18. Corrections.