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Criminology and the criminal justice system

Author: Freda Adler; Gerhard O W Mueller; William S Laufer
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freda Adler; Gerhard O W Mueller; William S Laufer
ISBN: 0072559527 9780072559521
OCLC Number: 52347666
Description: xxxii, 559 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: pt. 1. Understanding criminology --
The reach of criminology --
Counting crime and measuring criminal behavior --
Schools of thought throughout history --
pt. 2. Explanations of crime and criminal Behavior --
Psychological and biological perspectives --
Strain and cultural deviance theories --
The formation of subcultures --
Social control theory --
Labeling, conflict, and radical theories --
Environmental theory --
pt. 3. Types of crimes --
Violent crimes --
Crimes against property --
White-collar and corporate crime --
public order crimes --
International and comparative criminology --
pt. 4. A criminological approach to the criminal justice system --
Processes and decisions --
Enforcing the law: practice and research --
The nature and functioning of courts --
A research focus on corrections.
Responsibility: Freda Adler, Gerhard O.W. Mueller, William S. Laufer.

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