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Criminology
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CRIMINOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY HALE, CHRIS; HAYWARD, KEITH; WAHIDIN, AZRINI; WINCUP, EMMA

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ISBN
9780199227297
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
680 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
08 MAY 2009

DESCRIPTION

Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime and criminality. Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time. It examines a wide range of topics, including historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime - from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions to the book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main topics and issues of criminology and the book includes questions, summaries, further reading guidance, useful web links, and tables and diagrams throughout. The second edition contains a new chapter on criminological research to provide students with an overview of the different research methods used in the study of criminology. All chapters have been fully revised and updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, including changes in criminal justice policy. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre which can be used by lecturers and students alike.The resources available are as follows: Lecturer Resources Lecture notes by chapter Powerpoint slides to accompany lecture notes Test bank of multiple choice questions Student Resources Updates Chapter synopses Annotated further reading lists Glossary Web links

CONTENTS

PART I: INTRODUCING CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY; 1. What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives; 2. History of crime; 3. What do crime statistics tell us?; 4. Theoretical criminology: a starting point; 5. Researching crime and criminal justice; 6. Psychology and crime; 7. Crime and culture; 8. Crime and media: understanding the connections; PART II: FORMS OF CRIME; 9. 'Volume crime' and everyday life; 10. Drugs, alcohol and crime; 11. Violent crime; 12. Sex crime; 13. Corporate crime; 14. Understanding organised crime; 15. Terrorism and the politics of fear; PART III: SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CRIME; 16. Economic marginalisation, social exclusion and crime; 17. Gender and Crime; 18. 'Race', ethnicity and crime; 19. Young people and crime; 20. Older offenders, crime, and the criminal justice system; PART IV: RESPONSES TO CRIME; 21. The politics of law and order; 22. The criminal justice system; 23. Surveillance; 24. Victims; 25. Policing; 26. Community Sentences and Offender Management; 27. Prisons