Criminology: An Introduction

3.45 avg rating
( 22 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780155019263: Criminology: An Introduction

Introduces the basic aspects of modern criminology to undergraduate students and emphasizes the importance of historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives on crime. Thoroughly revised, this comprehensive text offers a critical sociological perspective on the relationship between crime and structured social inequality and attempts to answer what crime is and why it occurs by examining the four major forms of social inequality in the U.S.--class, gender, race, age--and their influence on patterns of crime and victimization. Features: * Chapters 1-3 outline how crime is disseminated in mass media, summarize the key elements of crime as a legal category and introduce three key sociological concepts of criminology: crime, criminal law and criminalization. * Chapters 4-9 examine typologies of crime and give a comprehensive overview of the nature, extent, types and costs of crime. * Chapters 10-16 present a chronological, historical and systematic guide to modern criminological theory, providing thorought descriptions of each. New to this edition: * Offers updated crime data, criminology research and strong reorganization. * Discusses hate crimes, homosexual partner battering, crimes against animal and collective embezzlement.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"This book stands head and shoulders above most criminology textbooks because it provides a clearly critical sociological perspective on the problem of crime, while giving a balanced overview of the field in its entirety. It logically organizes appropriate content, and does so through a writing style that is both sophisticated yet accessible to the average student."--Raymond Michalowski, Northern Arizona University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Beirne, Piers; Messerschmidt, James W.
Published by Wadsworth Publishing (1994)
ISBN 10: 0155019260 ISBN 13: 9780155019263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110155019260

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Beirne, Piers; Messerschmidt, James W.
Published by Wadsworth Publishing (1994)
ISBN 10: 0155019260 ISBN 13: 9780155019263
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0155019260

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
66.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds