Criminological Theory A Brief Introduction

ISBN-10: 0133512371

ISBN-13: 9780133512373

Edition: 4th 2015

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For courses in criminological theory (undergraduate and graduate) and Introduction to Criminology. This concise, up-to-date text provides student-friendly examples of all theoretical approaches that emphasize the complex relationships between 21st century social structures, cultures, and crime. Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 4e provides students and instructors with a concise, up-to-date, and thorough discussion and explication of major criminological schools of thought. The text focuses on providing students with understandings of not only what the central tenets are of criminological theories but also focuses on providing real-life examples and implications for criminal justice policy and practice. The various theories examined across the chapters are illustrated through examples drawing upon contemporary cultural developments of particular interest to college age students that increase interest and engagement. Teaching and Learning Experience This book offers an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance and social control with an objective and neutral approach. It provides: Expanded coverage of theory development, assessment, and integration: Provides thorough yet concise coverage Theories grouped by type and subtype: Gives students an appreciation of the historical development of theoretical criminology and the significance of classical statements to contemporary perspectives Strong pedagogical support: Reinforces chapter information to ensure mastery
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Book details

List price: $87.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/21/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

J. Mitchell Miller (Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1996) is a Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he serves as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.nbsp; He has also served two years (2000-2002) as a Visiting Professor at Moscow International University in Russia and as Director the Graduate Studies Program in Drugs and Addictions at the University of South Carolina (2002-2006).nbsp; He was Editor-in-Chief of the 3-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology (Taylor & Francis, 2005) and has authored or co-authorednbsp;five textbooks andnbsp;one monograph andnbsp;46 articles and book chapters.nbsp; He hasnbsp;alsonbsp;served as Editor ofnbsp;two journals ( Journal of Crime & Justice , 1999-2002; Journal of Criminal Justice Education , 2005-2009). The National Criminal Justice Honor Society named him National Advisor of the Year in 2002, and he is actively involved in both national and regional criminology and criminal justice associations (ASC, ACJS, ASA, etc.).

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