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Criminology 5th ed


ISBN13: 9780199651849
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199218097
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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The fifth edition of Criminology provides the reader with a clearly expressed analysis of the main criminological theories, and traces their history and development. It also contains a detailed discussion of not only the causes, but also the perception and nature of crime.

The author draws on a wide range of research in order to consider both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, aiming to ask the right questions, rather than provide definitive answers. Criminology is designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory, and the sociology of deviance. Its detailed analysis and sources of further reading will also be of interest to postgraduate students.

Subjects:
Criminology
Contents:
Introduction--Criminology: its origins and research methods

PART I: CRIME AND CRIME CONTROL: ALTERNATIVE DISCOURSES
1. Crime: definitions and conflicting images
2. The statistics on crime and their meaning
3. The media and 'law and order'

PART II: SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME
4. The classical and positivist traditions
5. Crime and the environment
6. Poverty, anomie and strain
7. Subcultural theories
8. Interactionism and phenomenology
9. Conflict, Marxist and radical theories of crime
10. Realist criminology and victims
11. Theories of control
12. Gender and crime

PART III: BIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CRIME
13. Biological factors of crime
14. Intelligence, mental disorder and crime
15. Personality theories
16. Violent, aggressive and sexual offences