As crime continues to concern politicians, public and media alike, the study of criminology has boomed. Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, "Criminology: The Basics" is an accessible guide to theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime.
Topics covered include:
· Popular myths and the fear of crime
· Crime in the workplace
· Victims, offenders and questions of justice
· Public policy and practice around the world
· The future of crime prevention
Easy to read, concise and supported by a glossary of terms and pointers to further reading, "Criminology: The Basics "is a perfect introduction to this important and popular subject.