Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 10th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction presents a clear, contemporary introduction to criminology. The text prompts you to think critically about the causes of crime and the link between crime theories and policies. Throughout the text, the authors frame content through the hallmark theme of social problems versus individual responsibility. Real-life stories and up-to-date examples bring to life both historical and modern criminological approaches.

The 10th Edition addresses the poignant question of how security and freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism. It also offers substantially expanded coverage of terrorism and cyberterrorism. Additional fresh content reflects contemporary issues such as federal immigration policy, marijuana laws and the opioid crisis.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137498680

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminology


Brief Contents


  1. What Is Criminology - Understanding Crime and Criminals
  2. Where Do Theories Come From? - From Idea to Evidence


  1. Classical and Neoclassical Thought - Choice or Consequences
  2. Early Biological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior - It's What We Are
  3. Biosocial and Other Contemporary Perspectives - Interaction Is Key
  4. Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior - It's How We Think


  1. Social Structure Theories - It's Where and How We Live
  2. Theories of Social Process and Social Development - It's What We Learn
  3. Social Conflict Theories - It's How We Relate


  1. Criminal Victimization - It's Personal
  2. Crimes against Persons - It's What We Fear
  3. Crimes against Property - It's What We Lose
  4. White-Collar and Organized Crime - Crime as a Job
  5. Drug and Sex Crimes - Recreational Offenses
  6. Technology and Crime - It's a Double-Edged Sword
  7. Globalization and Terrorism - Our Small World

EPILOGUE: Future Directions - It's What's to Come

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