Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, 7th edition

  • Steven E. Barkan

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Criminology positions social structure and inequality as central themes in the study of crime -- and in how society treats criminals. Taking a hard look at connections to race, ethnicity, gender and poverty, the text asserts that rooting out the social causes of crime is essential to reducing it.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137504541

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Introduction to Criminology

Table of contents

PART 1. Understanding Crime and Victimization
1. Criminology and the Sociological Perspective
2. Public Opinion, the News Media, and the Crime Problem
3. The Measurement and Patterning of Criminal Behavior
4. Victims and Victimization

PART 2. Explaining Crime
5. Classical and Neoclassical Perspectives
6. Biological and Psychological Explanations
7. Sociological Theories. Emphasis on Social Structure
8. Sociological Theories. Emphasis on Social Process
9. Sociological Theories. Critical Perspectives

PART 3. Criminal Behaviors
10. Violent Crime. Homicide, Assault, and Robbery
11. Violence Against Women
12. Property Crime and Fraud
13. White-Collar and Organized Crime
14. Political Crime

PART 4. Controlling and Preventing Crime
15. Consensual Crime
16. Policing. Dilemmas of Crime Control in a Democratic Society
17. Prosecution and Punishment
18. Conclusion. How Can We Reduce Crime?

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