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Criminology: The Core (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 2

Criminology: The Core (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 2

by Larry Siegel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534629372
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/04/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he came to the realization, at the tender age of 19, that he was destined to become a university professor. At CCNY, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His newly developing interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his Master's thesis there in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career in 1971 at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. He resides in Bedford, New Hampshire, with his wife, Therese J. Libby, Esq. He is especially proud of his four children, Rachel, Eric, Andrew, and Julie.

Table of Contents

Part One: CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY. 1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Victims and Victimization. Part Two: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION. 4. Choice Theory: Because They Want To. 5. Trait Theory: It's in Their Blood. 6. Social Structure Theory: Because They're Poor. 7. Social Process Theory: Socialized To Crime. 8. Social Conflict Theory: It's a Class Thing. 9. Integrated Theory: Things Change. Part Three: CRIME TYPOLOGIES. 10. Violent Crimes. 11. Property Crimes. 12. White-Collar and Organized Crimes. 13. Public Order Crimes. Part Four: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 14. The Criminal Justice System.

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