Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary perspective. This text discusses criminological problems, their origins, and possible solutions in a clear, practical, straightforward fashion. Students develop a thorough understanding of today’s issues in criminology and are prepared to address and resolve the issues of tomorrow. The new seventh edition features coverage of new white-collar and corporate crimes related to the current economic downturn. New research and statistical information include coverage of neuro-criminology, evidence-based criminology, and much more.
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Reorganization of individual chapters brings the text sequence of material more in synch with the way most instructors actually teach the course (for example, Ch. 8, 'Targets and Victims of Crime' and Ch. 9, 'Alternative Explanations of Crime' have been reversed).
Expanded coverage of political criminology (terrorism, etc.) in Chapter 11, "Violent Crime" insures adequate treatment of this hot topic within criminology.
Extensive updating of research; plentiful 1999 references make this the most current book available.
"Crime Surfing" exercises integrated into each chapter enable students to explore the web in a directed, focused fashion.
"Did You Know?" inserts in every chapter engage student's natural curiosity about intriguing criminological issues.
"Where Do We Go From Here?" and "Of Immediate Concern" boxed features highlight current issues and dilemmas in criminology.
All-new design and significantly enhanced photo program make the book much more visually appealing and inviting for today's student.
This edition continues to offer the excellent coverage of international and comparative crime and criminology for which it is so well known.
An acclaimed thematic box, 'Window to the World,' highlights the international dimensions of crime and criminology study in every chapter.
'Theory Informs Policy' sections demonstrate the interrelatedness of theory, policy, and practice in order to highlight the practical aspect of the work of criminologists.
Careful attention to pedagogy guides students through the text highlighting and amplifying the text material through such features as: chapter outlines, list of key terms, chapter review sections, Internet exercises, and a glossary, as well as illustrations, charts and tables.
Interactive student CD-ROM, "Making the Grade," features chapter-by-chapter quizzes (with feedback), a study skills primer, and Internet guide, and much more.
In-depth treatment of high-tech crimes such as pornography on the Internet and cyber vandalism in Chapter 12, "Crimes Against Property," thrusts the book firmly into the 21st century.
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