Current Controversies in Criminology

ISBN-10: 0130941158
ISBN-13: 9780130941152
Edition: 2003
Authors: Ronald Weitzer
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Book details

List price: $110.60
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 346
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This anthology contains a stimulating mix of articles in the field of criminology, covering 1) the causes of criminal behavior, 2) several new or controversial crimes, and 3) controversial crime fighting methods. It includes both classic works of criminological theory and up to date studies of various crimes and criminal justice responses. The book draws readers into the critical evaluation of the causes of crime and the operations of agencies of control. A three-part organization examines various explanations of criminal behavior, investigates several controversial or “new” types of crime that have generated heated debate in American society, and covers some of the most disputed crime-fighting techniques in America. For individuals interested in the theories and issues of crime and justice.

What Causes Crime?
Introduction to Part I
The Subculture of Violence
Crime and Social Inequality
Crime and Routine Activities
Deviant Places
Criminal Homicide as a Situated Transaction
Crime and Low Self-Control
Study Questions to Part I
Controversial Crimes
Introduction to Part II
The Overreach of the Criminal Law
Hate Crimes
Child Abuse
School Shootings
Date Rape
Computer Crime
Corporate Crime
State-Organized Crime
Study Questions to Part II
Controversial Crime Fighting Methods
Introduction to Part III
Racial Profiling
Militarizing American Police
Zero Tolerance Policing
The Punitive Trend of American Drug Policy
Sex Offender Notification and Community Justice
Three Strikes Laws
DNA Testing
Gun Control
Abolish the Juvenile Court
The Death Penalty
Study Questions to Part III

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