Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 10th edition

  • Frank Schmalleger

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Criminology Today presents a contemporary, comprehensive introduction to criminology that prompts you to think critically about the causes of crime and the link between crime theories and policies. Real-life stories and up-to-date examples bring to life both historical and modern criminological approaches.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137498680

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminology

Table of contents

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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