Introduction to Criminology Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

ISBN-10: 1412979714

ISBN-13: 9781412979719

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Frank E. Hagan

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Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate course in two- and four-year programs. The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior. New to this edition: Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2 New chapter on Cybercrime New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories New Career Feature Boxes New Crime Files Feature Boxes End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises Former final chapter on the criminal justice system will be removed from the book and posted on the study site New full-color design and photo program In-text links to study site Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter Blackboard and Web CT compatibility
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Book details

List price: $102.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

     Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals , Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice , Political Crime , White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato).     He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.

Introduction
Research Methods in Criminology
General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Early and Classical Criminological Theories
Positivistic Theories: Biological and Psychological Theories
Sociological Mainstream Theories
Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Violent Crimes
Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
Political Crime and Terrorism
Organized Crime
Public Order Crime
Computer Crime
Epilogue: The Future of Crime
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