Canadian Criminology

Paperback | May 27, 2016

byJohn Winterdyk

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Taking a grounded, real-world approach, the third edition of Canadian Criminology draws on a wealth of research, engaging case studies, and updated Canadian statistics to provide a clear overview of the field today. By starting with a foundation of history, methods, and public perception ofcrime; moving on to classical, biological, psychological, and sociological theory; then covering specific crime typologies; before ending with a look to the future of the discipline, Canadian Criminology anchors students in the discipline while providing engaging examples and data that bring thetheory to life and help them to understand how to apply their knowledge to criminology in the field. Thoroughly revised with new material in every chapter, including new case studies, statistics, discussions of current and controversial topics - such as Bill C-10 (the "omnibus crime bill"), the federal Victim's Bill of Rights, and prostitution legislation - and an entirely new chapter on emergingcrime trends such as bullying, cybercrime, and transnational crimes, the new edition is up-to-date and interesting for students. With an expanded art program and a brand new suite of ancillaries, Canadian Criminology is an accessible and entertaining introduction to the discipline.

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Taking a grounded, real-world approach, the third edition of Canadian Criminology draws on a wealth of research, engaging case studies, and updated Canadian statistics to provide a clear overview of the field today. By starting with a foundation of history, methods, and public perception ofcrime; moving on to classical, biological, psy...

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 crimin...
Format: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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Timeline of Key Figures in the Development of CriminologyBrief ContentsDetailed ContentsPrefaceGuided TourPART I1. Criminology: Its Nature and StructureLearning OutcomesIntroductionCriminology, Crime, and DevianceThe Criminal Justice System (CJS) in CanadaThe Origins of CriminologyThe Criminological Enterprise: What Criminologists DoViewing Crime through the Eyes of a CriminologistCriminology: An Integrated and Interdisciplinary ApproachCan These Ideas Work? Bridging Theory and PolicySummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks2. Images of Crime and Its ControlLearning OutcomesPublic Perceptions of CrimeGeneral Methods of KnowingAcquiring Knowledge on CrimePersonal Knowledge and CrimeMass Media Knowledge and CrimeOfficial Knowledge and CrimeTheoretical Knowledge and CrimeThe Ethical Dilemmas in Conducting Criminological ResearchSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks3. Measuring Crime and Criminal BehaviourLearning OutcomesCrime, Crime...Everywhere a Crime!?Why We Want to Study Criminological RelationsOfficial Sources of Crime DataUnofficial Sources of Crime DataSelf-Report DataObservational DataTriangulation and Decision-MakingThe Purpose of Studying Criminological RelationsSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks4. Victims and VictimologyLearning OutcomesIntroduction to VictimologyVictimization Surveys (VS)Victim CharacteristicsTheoretical Models and Victim TypologiesFrom Theory to Practice: The Emergence of Victims' RightsVictim Impact Statements (VIS)Victim Assistance ProgramsNew Directions in VictimologySummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinksPART II5. Classical Theories of CriminologyLearning OutcomesWhy Bother to Review the Past?Classical CriminologyThe Influence of Classical School on Canadian Criminal Justice PoliciesThe Rise of Positivism and Italian Positivist School of CriminologyRule of Law versus ScienceNeoclassical Criminology: Reappearance of Free WillA Move Toward an Integrated School of ThoughtPioneers of Criminology and Criminal JusticePrevention as a School of ThoughtSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks6. Biosocial Approaches to CrimeLearning OutcomesIntroduction to the Study of Crime in Terms of BiologyThe Foundations of Biological DeterminismContemporary Biosocial TheoriesThe Future of Explanations Rooted in Biology - EpigeneticsSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks7. Psychology-Based Perspectives of Criminal BehaviourLearning OutcomesThe Legacy of Demonology and "Evil"The Emergence of Psychology-Based Attempts to Explain CriminalityIntrapsychic Theories: Psychodynamic ExplanationsLearning TheoriesThe Future of Explaining Criminal Behaviour that Is Rooted in PsychologyPolicy and Prevention: Psychological PerspectivesSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks8. Sociology-Based Perspectives of CrimeLearning OutcomesHistory of Sociological CriminologySocial Structure and CrimeSocial Structure TheoriesSocial Process TheoriesCritical Theories: Conflict, Peacemaking, and FeministContemporary and Postmodern Theories Based on SociologySummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinksPART III9. Violent CrimesLearning OutcomesIntroduction to Violent CrimeHomicideSexual AssaultRobbery"New" Forms of ViolenceSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks10. Property-Related OffencesLearning OutcomesBreak and EnterFraudTheftArsonMotor-Vehicle CrimeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks11. White-Collar, and Organized and Corporate CrimeLearning OutcomesIntroductionOrganized CrimeCorporate CrimeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinks12. Crimes against Public OrderLearning OutcomesLaw and MoralityGamblingProstitutionPornographySubstance AbuseSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinks13. Emerging Crime Trends: Cybercrime and Technology, Trafficking, and Transnational CrimeLearning OutcomesCybercrime and TechnologyTrafficking and SmugglingOther forms of Transnational CrimeSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsKey NamesWeblinksPART IV14. Future Directions in Criminology and Crime PreventionLearning OutcomesCriminology: A Frame of ReferenceSocial Control: Prevention or Punishment?Criminology and Criminal LawExpanding the Scope of CriminologyCrime: The Elusive EnigmaRestorative Justice: A Glowing Light in the DarkSummaryDiscussion QuestionsKey ConceptsWeblinksEndnotesGlossaryReferencesIndexTimeline of Key Figures in the Development of Criminology