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International Criminology: A Critical Introduction

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ISBN13: 9780415431798
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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International Criminology is an easy-access critical introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. By using examples from the US, UK and Australia, the authors outline key ideas, vocabulary, assumptions and findings of the discipline while opening up a set of critical underlying issues and problems. From theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology; this all encompassing text covers it all. This is the most valuable introduction to international criminology available for undergraduates and works as a superb refresher for more experienced students.

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Introduction: Theoretical Traditions and Historical Perspectives
1. What is Crime?: How Criminologists Think about Crime
2. The Origins of Modern Criminology
3. The Consolidation of Modern Criminology
4. Dissenting Criminology: Issues in Contemporary Criminology
5. A Guide to Reading and Thinking about Criminology
6. Explaining Crime: Unemployment and Crime
7. Explaining Crime: Crime and the Family
8. Criminology and the Lure of Crime Prevention
9. Criminal Justice: Victimology and the Victim
10. Criminology and Corporate Crime
11. Criminology and State Crime.
Conclusion: Towards a Reflexive Criminology