Criminology The Core

ISBN-10: 0495094773

ISBN-13: 9780495094777

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Larry J. Siegel

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THE best-selling author in criminology education today, Larry Siegel fascinates students with real stories of crime, criminals, and the hottest debates in the field?effectively using real-world material to clarify criminology's concepts and theories. CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Third Edition, is a brief, teachable (and affordable!) paperback that your students will read, enjoy, AND understand. Grounded in the cutting-edge theory and meticulous research that is Larry Siegel's trademark, this book covers every side of an issue without a political or theoretical position, allowing students to form their own opinions and appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of criminology. This edition is completely updated with new examples from today's headlines, current research findings, and the latest theories. Four-color, concise, and affordable, CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE is a shorter, less expensive alternative to other criminology texts on the market, making it possible to design the text around the course versus the course around the text.
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Book details

List price: $193.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Crime and Criminology
A Brief History of Criminology
Classical Criminology
Positivist Criminology
Sociological Criminology
Conflict Criminology
Contemporary Criminology
What Criminologists Do: The Criminological Enterprise
Criminal Statistics
Sociology of Law
Developing Theories of Crime Causation
Understanding and Describing Criminal Behavior
Penology
Victimology
Deviant or Criminal?
How Criminologists
Define Crime
The Consensus View of Crime
The Conflict View of Crime
The Interactionist View of Crime
A Definition of Crime
Crime and the Criminal Law
Common Law
Contemporary Criminal Law
The Elements of a Crime
Criminal Defenses
The Evolution of Criminal Law
Policy and Practice in Criminology Exotic Defenses
Ethical Issues in Criminology
Summary
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
The Nature and Extent of Crime
The Uniform Crime Report
Victim Surveys
PRVS Findings
Self-Report Surveys
Self-Report Findings
Accuracy of Self-Reports
Evaluating Crime Data
Crime Trends
Trends in Violent Crime
The Criminological Enterprise Explaining Crime Trends
Trends in Property Crime
Trends in Victimization
What the Future Holds
Crime Patterns
The Ecology of Crime
Use of Firearms
Social Class and Crime
Policy and Practice in Criminology Youth Crime
Age and Crime
Gender and Crime
Race and Crime
The Chronic Offender
Summary
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Victims and Victimization
Problems of Crime Victims
Economic Loss
System Abuse
Long-Term Stress
Fear
Antisocial Behavior
The Nature of Victimization
The Social Ecology of Victimization
The Victims Household
Victim Characteristics
The Victims and Their Criminals
Theories of Victimization
Victim Precipitation Theory
Lifestyle Theories
Routine Activities Theory
Routine Activities and Lifestyle
The Criminological Enterprise Crime and Everyday Life
Caring for the Victim
Victim Service Programs
Victims Rights
Self-Protection
Community Organization
Summary
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Choice Theory: Because They Want To
The Development of Rational Choice Theory
The Concepts of Rational Choice
Offense and Offender Specifications
Structuring Criminality
Structuring Crime
Is Crime Rational?
Are Street Crimes Rational?
Is Drug Use Rational?
Can Violence Be Rational?
Why Do People Commit Crime?
Situational Crime Prevention
Crime Prevention Strategies
Displacement, Extinction, Discouragement, and Diffusion
General Deterrence
Certainty of Punishment
Level of Police Activity
Severity of Punishment
Capital Punishment
Swiftness of Punishment
Informal Sanctions
Critique of General Deterrence
Specific Deterrence
Does Specific Deterrence Deter Crime?
Stigmatization versus Reintegrative Shaming
Incapacitation
Race, Culture, Gender, and Criminology Deterring Domestic Violence
Can Incapacitation Reduce Crime?
The Logic Behind Incarceration
Three Strikes and Youre Out
Policy Implications of Choice Theory
Summary
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Trait Theory: Its in Their Blood
The Development of Trait Theory
Contemporary Trait Theory
The Criminological Enterprise The Nature Assumption
Biological Trait Theories
Biochemical Conditions and Crime
The Criminological Enterprise Are You What You Eat?
Neurophysiological Conditions and Crime
Genetics and Crime
Evolutionary Views of Crime
Evaluation of the Biological Branch of Trait Theory
Psychological Trait Theories
Psychodynamic Perspective
Behavioral Perspective: Social Learning Theory
Cognitive Theory
Personality and Crime
Intelligence and CrimeSocial Policy Implications
Summary
Thinking Like a Criminologist
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
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