Canadian Criminology by John WinterdykCanadian Criminology by John Winterdyk

Canadian Criminology

byJohn Winterdyk

Paperback | May 27, 2016

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Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the third edition of Canadian Criminology draws on a wealth of contemporary research, powerful examples and case studies, and the very latest Canadian statistics to provide a comprehensive introduction to criminology and the state of crime in Canada today.Designed to encourage students to think critically about the way we view and tackle crime, the text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline with coverage of its real-world applications in order to bring criminology to life for readers new to the field.
John Winterdyk is professor at Mount Royal University in the Department of Justice studies, as well as adjunct professor at St. Thomas University, the University of Regina, and the Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek. He has published extensively in the areas of youth justice, human trafficking, international criminal justice, and crimi...
Title:Canadian CriminologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.64 inPublished:May 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199001464

ISBN - 13:9780199001460

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Table of Contents

PrefaceGuided TourPART I: Introduction to the Study of Crime1. Criminology: Its Nature and StructureLearning OutcomesIntroductionWhat Is Crime?What is Criminology?The Criminal Justice System in CanadaHistorical OverviewSub-Areas of CriminologyDisciplinary PerspectivesInterdisciplinary CriminologyPutting Theory into PracticeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsKey NamesWeblinks2. Images of Crime and Crime ControlLearning OutcomesPublic Perceptions of CrimeGeneral Methods of KnowingAcquiring Knowledge on CrimeFactors That Shape Public Perceptions of CrimeEthical Dilemmas in Criminological ResearchSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey NamesWeblinks3. Measuring Crime and Criminal BehaviourLearning OutcomesIntroductionWhy Criminologists Need Data: Five Key PurposesOfficial Sources of Crime DataUnofficial Sources of Crime DataValidating FindingsHow Data Are UsedSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsKey NamesWeblinks4. Victims and VictimologyLearning OutcomesIntroductionVictimization SurveysVictim CharacteristicsTheoretical Models and Victim TypologiesFrom Theory to Practice: The Emergence of Victims' RightsThe Future of VictimologySummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsKey NamesWeblinksPART II: Criminological Theories and Approaches5. Major Schools of Modern Criminological ThoughtLearning OutcomesIntroductionThe Classical SchoolEvaluation of the Classical SchoolThe Positivist SchoolThe Rule of Law versus ScienceThe Neoclassical SchoolTowards an Integrated and Interdisciplinary School of ThoughtPrevention and Environmental CriminologyPioneers of Criminology in CanadaSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey TermsKey NamesWeblinks6. Biosocial Approaches to CrimeLearning OutcomesIntroductionThe Foundations of Biological DeterminismGenetic ResearchThe Brain and BehaviourNutrition and Environmental ToxinsContemporary Biosocial TheoriesThe Future of Explanations Rooted in Biology - GeneticsSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks7. Psychological PerspectivesLearning OutcomesIntroductionSupernatural ExplanationsEarly Psychological and Intrapsychic Approaches to CrimeLearning TheoriesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks8. Sociological PerspectivesLearning OutcomesSociological ApproachesSocial Structural TheoriesSocial-Process TheoriesRadical and Critical Theories: Conflict, Peacemaking, Feminist, and Left-RealistMore Recent TheoriesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinksPART III: Different Types of Crime9. Violent CrimesLearning OutcomesIntroduction to Violent CrimeHomicideSexual AssaultRobbery"New" Forms of ViolenceSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks10. Property-Related OffencesLearning OutcomesFraudTheftMotor-Vehicle CrimeArsonSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks11. Organized Crime, Corporate Crime, and CybercrimeLearning OutcomesIntroductionOrganized CrimeCorporate CrimeCybercrime: A New Form of Corporate Crime?SummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks12. Crimes Against Public OrderLearning OutcomesLaw and MoralityGamblingProstitutionPornographySubstance AbuseCharacteristics and TrendsSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks13. Emerging Crime Trends: Transnational Crime, Terrorism, Human Trafficking, and CybercrimeLearning OutcomesIntroduction: How Globalization Contributes to CrimeIntroduction to Transnational CrimeTerrorismTrafficking and SmugglingIntellectual Property CrimeMoney LaunderingCybercrimeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinksPART IV: Trends in Criminological Research14. Future Directions in Criminology and Crime PreventionLearning OutcomesIntroduction: Why Criminology Must EvolveCriminology: A Frame of ReferenceFuture TrendsControlling Crime: Punishment or Prevention?Politics and Criminal LawRestorative Justice: The Way Ahead?SummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinksGlossaryReferencesIndex