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Criminology for dummies

Author: Steven Briggs; Joan Friedman
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Learn to: understand the sociological, environmental, and psychological causes of criminal behavior ; appreciate the techniques law enforcement officers use to investigate crimes ; consider the methods that have been developed to solve and punish crime ; measure crime and identify the important points of criminal theory"--Cover.
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Briggs, Steven.
Criminology for dummies.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2009
(DLC) 2009932756
(OCoLC)312636172
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Briggs; Joan Friedman
ISBN: 9780470588994 0470588993 0470396962 9780470396964
OCLC Number: 496292941
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 368 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Defining and measuring crime --
Identifying types of crime --
Figuring out who commits crimes and why --
Fighting crime --
Prosecuting and punishing crime --
Ten jobs to consider in criminal justice --
Ten notorious, unsolved crimes.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Steven Briggs with Joan Friedman.

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This unique beginner's guide gives readers a better understanding of how law enforcement officials investigate crime and explore the dark recesses of the criminal mind. It takes them deep into the  Read more...

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