For courses in criminology.
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Criminology engages students in a study of criminology using interactive components and eye-catching visuals. The text weaves together theory and current events to offer a practical introduction that’s both relevant and interesting. Cases in every chapter along with a wealth of critical-thinking features provoke discussion and offer ample opportunities to apply new knowledge. The 5th edition explores new theories of criminology, considers the impact of the most pressing issues today, and adds web links to YouTube® videos discussing connections between crime and the economy.
Criminology, 5th Edition, is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Table of contents
PART 1: CRIMINOLOGY EXPLAINED–THE EVIL MEN (AND WOMEN) DO
1. What Is Criminology?–Understanding Crime and Criminals
PART 2: CRIME CAUSATION–WHAT WE DO AND WHY WE DO IT
2. Classical and Neoclassical Criminology–Choice and Consequences
3. Early Biological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior–It’s What We Are
4. Biosocial and Other Contemporary Perspectives–Interaction Is Key
5. Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior–It’s How We Think
6. Social Structure–It’s Where and How We Live
7. Social Process and Social Development–It’s What We Learn
8. Social Conflict and Emergent Theories–It’s How We Relate
PART 3: THE CRIME PICTURE–IT’S NOT PRETTY
9. Criminal Victimization–It’s Personal
10. Crimes against Persons–What We Fear
11. Crimes against Property–It’s What We Lose
12. White-Collar and Organized Crime–Crime as a Job
13. Drug and Sex Crimes–Recreational Offenses
PART 4: CRIME IN THE MODERN WORLD–TODAY’S HEADLINES
14. Technology and Crime–It’s a Double-Edged Sword
15. Globalization and Terrorism–Our Small World
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