Current Controversies in Criminology
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $111.80
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/18/2002
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|What Causes Crime?|
|Introduction to Part I|
|The Subculture of Violence|
|Crime and Social Inequality|
|Crime and Routine Activities|
|Criminal Homicide as a Situated Transaction|
|Crime and Low Self-Control|
|Study Questions to Part I|
|Introduction to Part II|
|The Overreach of the Criminal Law|
|Study Questions to Part II|
|Controversial Crime Fighting Methods|
|Introduction to Part III|
|Militarizing American Police|
|Zero Tolerance Policing|
|The Punitive Trend of American Drug Policy|
|Sex Offender Notification and Community Justice|
|Three Strikes Laws|
|Abolish the Juvenile Court|
|The Death Penalty|
|Study Questions to Part III|