Criminology Explaining Crime and Its Context

ISBN-10: 142246332X

ISBN-13: 9781422463321

Edition: 7th 2010 (Revised)

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This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and causes of crime.The organization of the text reflects the fact that the etiology of crime must be at the heart of criminology. It examines contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of human behavior often neglected by criminologists.Extensive discussion of evolving laws are included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book. Comprehensive introductory text, emphasizing the ideology of crime. Boxes throughout each chapter highlight the text with figures, features and highlights. Each chapter concludes with key terms and concepts, key criminologists, key cases.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 650
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Foundations for Criminology
Crime and Criminology
The Relativity of Law and Crime
Production of Crime Statistics
Distribution of Crime
Theories of Crime
Deterrence and Rational Choice Theories of Crime
Individual Theories of Crime: Biological and Psychological Perspectives
Social Structure Theories of Crime
Social Process Theories of Crime
Social Reaction Theories of Crime
Recent Developments in Criminological Theory
Types of Crime
Violent Crime
Economic Crime
Crimes without Victims and Victims without Crimes
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