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Criminology : connecting theory, research, and practice

Author: William J Chambliss; Aida Hass
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Well-known researchers and academics William Chambliss and Aida Hass help students make the vital connections they need to succeed in the study of criminology. Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research & Practice emphasizes the relationship between criminological theory, research, and practice as they relate to crime and criminal behavior. In doing so, it better equips students to comprehend the role of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Chambliss; Aida Hass
ISBN: 9780073527970 0073527971
OCLC Number: 733235113
Description: xxiv, 471 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part I. Crime, criminal law, and criminology. Crime, deviance, and criminology: a brief overview --
Crime and criminal law --
How much crime is there? --
Doing criminology: research and theory --
Part II. An overview of criminological theory. Crime as a rational behavior: classical and rational choice theories --
Biological theories: crime is in the brain --
Psychological theories: crime is in the mind --
Social structure theories: crime is in the structure of society --
Social process theories: crime is socialized behavior --
Social conflict theories: crime is in the conflict inherent in society --
Part III. Typologies of criminal behavior. Interpersonal crimes of violence --
Crimes against property --
Public order crimes --
Crimes of the powerful --
Part IV. A look ahead. Crime today: challenges facing criminal justice policy --
Epilogue: the future of criminological theory --
Appendix --
Glossary --
Notes --
Photo credits --
Name index --
Subject index.
Responsibility: William Chambliss, Aida Hass.

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"Well-known researchers and academics William Chambliss and Aida Hass help students make the vital connections they need to succeed in the study of criminology. Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research & Practice emphasizes the relationship between criminological theory, research, and practice as they relate to crime and criminal behavior. In doing so, it better equips students to comprehend the role of criminological theory and research in the development of criminal justice policies and practices."--Back cover.

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