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Introduction to criminology : a text/reader

Author: Anthony Walsh; Craig Hemmens
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining the didactic approach of a textbook with critical research articles, Introduction to Criminology provides a new spin on the core textbook format. Organized like a more traditional introductory criminology text, this Text/Reader is divided into 14 sections that contain all the usual topics taught in an introduction to criminology course. After an overview, each section has an introductory "mini-chapter"  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Walsh; Craig Hemmens
ISBN: 9781412956833 1412956838
OCLC Number: 179793353
Description: xxxiv, 596 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Introduction and Overview of Crime and Criminology --
Sect. 2. Measuring Crime and Criminal Behavior --
Sect. 3. The Early Schools of Criminology and Modern Counterparts --
Sect. 4. Social Structural Theories --
Sect. 5. Social Process Theories --
Sect. 6. Critical Theories: Marxist, Conflict, and Feminist --
Sect. 7. Psychosocial Theories: Individual Traits and Criminal Behavior --
Sect. 8. Biosocial Approaches --
Sect. 9. Developmental Theories: From Delinquency to Crime to Desistance --
Sect. 10. Violent Crimes --
Sect. 11. Property Crime --
Sect. 12. Public Order Crime --
Sect. 13. White-Collar and Organized Crime --
Sect. 14. Victimology: Exploring the Victimization Experience.
Responsibility: Anthony Walsh, Craig Hemmens.
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An interdisciplinary introductory text to Criminology that includes readings and extra material on the accompanying student website.  Read more...

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"I have been looking for something like that for quite some time. It is balanced in original text and undergraduate-worthy rephrasing of theories." -- Kay Pih

 
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