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For courses in criminology.

A clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology
With a hallmark theme of social problems versus individual responsibility, Revel Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction prompts students to think critically about the causes of crime and the link between crime theories and policies. Real-life stories and up-to-date issues and 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 and provides substantially enlarged coverage of terrorism and cyberterrorism.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience — for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

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

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

7. Social Structure Theories — It’s Where and How We Live
8. Theories of Social Process and Social Development — It’s What We Learn
9. Social Conflict Theories — It’s How We Relate

10. Criminal Victimization — It’s Personal
11. Crimes against Persons — It’s What We Fear
12. Crimes against Property — It’s What We Lose
13. White-Collar and Organized Crime — Crime as a Job
14. Drug and Sex Crimes — Recreational Offenses
15. Technology and Crime — It’s a Double-Edged Sword
16. Globalization and Terrorism — Our Small World

EPILOGUE: Future Directions — It’s What’s to Come

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