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Introducing Criminology

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C. Coleman, C. Norrisboth of Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Hull

ISBN13: 9781903240090
ISBN: 1903240093
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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An introduction to criminology for those who want to learn more, wheter they are already studying the subject or interested in the field. This title describes and analyzes the development of criminology as a discipline, explaining the main approaches and schools of thought, and how these have been applied in practice. It then takes the example of serial murder to demonstrate the way in which criminologists seek to understand crime, and how different approaches and traditions can play a part in explaining particluar kinds of crime, and how these are represented and constructed socially.

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Offenders and non-offenders - spot the difference; a broader vision of crime; thinking seriously about serial killers; criminal justice - the example of policing; crime prevention - social control and society - the example of surveillance and CCTV; looking backwards, looking forwards.