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Criminology

ISBN-10: 0133416038

ISBN-13: 9780133416039

Edition: 1997

Authors: Steven E. Barkan

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This text aims to develop an understanding of crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and inequality as central themes in the study of crime. It gives attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity and demonstrates their influence on crime.
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Book details

List price: $77.33
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/13/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 622
Size: 7.76" wide x 9.39" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

Steven E. Barkanis professor of sociology at the University of Maine, where he has taught since 1979. His teaching and research interests include criminology, sociology of law, and social movements. He is the 2008-2009 president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and had previously served as a member of the SSSP Board of Directors, as chair of its Law and Society Division and Editorial and Publications Committee, and as an advisory editor of its journal,Social Problems.nbsp;He has served on the student paper award committees of the Crime, Law, and Deviance and Sociology of Law sections of the American Sociological Association. Professor Barkan has written many journal articles dealing with topics such as racial prejudice and death penalty attitudes, views on police brutality, political trials, and feminist activism. These articles have appeared in theAmerican Sociological Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry,and other journals. He has also authored the forthcoming text,Law and Society: An Introduction, with Prentice Hall. nbsp; Professor Barkan welcomes comments from students and faculty about this book. They may email him at BARKAN@MAINE.EDU or send regular mail to: nbsp;Department of Sociology, 5728 Fernald Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469-5728.

Preface
About the Author
Criminology and the Sociological Perspective
Public Opinion, the News Media, and the Crime Problem
The Measurement and Patterning of Criminal Behavior
Victims and Victimization
Explaining Crime: Emphasis on the Individual
Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Structure
Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Process
Sociological Theories: Critical Perspectives
Violent Crime: Homicide, Assault, and Robbery
Violence Against Women and Children
Property Crime
White-Collar Crime
Political Crime
Public Order and Organized Crime
Policing: Dilemmas of Crime Control in Democratic Society
Prosecution and Punishment
Conclusion: How Can We Reduce Crime?
Glossary
References
Photo Acknowledgments
Name Index
Subject Index