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Textbook on criminology

Author: Katherine S Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook continues to provide an overview of the subject of Criminology as a whole. Including a new chapter on State and Terrorism and major revisions to others, Williams aims to give guidelines on the issues at stake and how to best find answers using biological, psychological and sociological theories.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine S Williams
ISBN: 0199264406 9780199264407
OCLC Number: 55523739
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: xii, 569 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Definitions, terminology and the criminal process --
3. Public conceptions and misconceptions of crime --
4. The extent of crime : comparison of official and unofficial calculations --
5. Victims, survivors and victimology --
6. Influences of physical factors and genetics on criminality --
7. Influences of biochemical factors and of the central and autonomic nervous systems on criminality --
8. Psychological theories of criminality --
9. Mental disorder and criminality --
10. Intelligence and learning --
11. The sociology of criminality --
12. Anomie, strain and juvenile subculture --
13. Control theories --
14. Labelling, phenomenology and ethnomethodology --
15. Conflict theories and radical criminologies --
16. Criminology and realism --
17. Positivist explanations of female criminality --
18. Feminist theories --
19. Terrorism and state violence --
20. Governance, risk and globalisation theories --
22. Envoi.
Responsibility: Katherine S. Williams.
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