Basics of Criminology

Paperback | August 24, 2009

byThomas Gabor

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Basics of Criminology presents the fundamentals of criminology in a way that is concise, accessible, and stimulating for first-year students. The author fosters interest in criminology by capturing the excitement of the field while exposing students to a broad range of critical issues.

Many introductory students have expressed a need for an accessible text that covers the core material in the field. Basics of Criminology addresses that need. It is the first true essentials book in the market, and it contains the appropriate theory needed for an introductory criminology course.

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Basics of Criminology presents the fundamentals of criminology in a way that is concise, accessible, and stimulating for first-year students. The author fosters interest in criminology by capturing the excitement of the field while exposing students to a broad range of critical issues.Many introductory students have expressed a need fo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.2 × 7.1 × 0.4 inPublished:August 24, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070714533

ISBN - 13:9780070714533

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Table of Contents

PART I CRIMINOLOGY: AN OVERVIEW

Chapter One: Crime and Criminology

Chapter Two: The Costs of Crime

Chapter Three: The Public's Views of Crime

Chapter Four: Measuring Crime

PART II THE NATURE AND PATTERNS OF CRIME

Chapter Five: Violent Crime

Chapter Six: Property Crime

Chapter Seven: White-Collar Crime

Chapter Eight: Organized Crime

PART III EXPLAINING CRIME

Chapter Nine: Early Views of Crime

Chapter Ten: Biological Theories

Chapter Eleven: Psychological Theories

Chapter Twelve: Sociological Theories

PART IV PREVENTING CRIME

Chapter Thirteen: Responses to Crime

Index