Criminology (justice Series)

Paperback | December 24, 2014

byFrank J. Schmalleger

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For courses in Criminology
This text is part of the Justice Series

 

Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Criminology, Third Edition provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminology that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. With an approach that focuses on social problems versus social responsibility, students will learn to think critically about the causes of crime and see the link between crime theories and crime policies. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.

 

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For courses in Criminology This text is part of the Justice Series   Brief. Affordable. Visual. Criminology, Third Edition provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminology that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, s...

Frank Schmalleger, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he taught criminal justice courses for 20 years and chaired the university’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice for 16 of those years. In 1991 the university awarded him the title of Distinguishe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 10.7 × 8.3 × 0.7 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013380562X

ISBN - 13:9780133805628

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Table of Contents

Brief 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 How We Live
7. Social Process and Social Development–It’s What We Learn
8. Social Conflict–It’s How We Relate
Part 3. The Crime Picture–It’s Not Pretty
9. Crimes against Persons–What We Fear
10. Crimes against Property–It’s What We Lose
11. White-Collar and Organized Crime–Crime as a Job
12. Drug and Sex Crimes–Recreational Offenses
Part 4. Crime In the Modern World–Today’s Headlines
13. Technology and Crime–It’s a Double-Edged Sword
14. Globalization and Terrorism–Our Small World

Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index