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Criminology : the basics

Author: Sandra Walklate
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Basics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
T̀his book is a superb starting point. Its beauty is its simplicity and accessibility, it covers a lot of ground and beginners are soon thinking like criminologists.' Richard Peake, University of Leeds, UK.

Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, Criminology: The Basics is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomenon of crime.

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. --Book Jacket.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Walklate
ISBN: 9780415575546 0415575540 9780415575539 0415575532 9780203813706 0203813707
OCLC Number: 690904833
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. What is criminology? --
2. Counting crime --
3. How much crime?: Challenging myths about crime and offenders --
4. search for criminological explanation --
5. Thinking about the victim of crime --
6. Crimes of the suites: An introduction to critical criminology --
7. question of justice --
8. Crime prevention --
9. Developing your criminological imagination.
Series Title: Basics.
Responsibility: Sandra Walklate.

Abstract:

T̀his book is a superb starting point. Its beauty is its simplicity and accessibility, it covers a lot of ground and beginners are soon thinking like criminologists.' Richard Peake, University of Leeds, UK.

Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, Criminology: The Basics is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomenon of crime.

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. --Book Jacket.

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