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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 todays 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.

Synopsis:

This leading text for courses in Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary global perspective. The text comes in two versions--with or without coverage of the criminal justice system.

About the Author

Dr. Freda Adler is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. She received her BA in sociology, her MA in criminology, and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Adler began her career in criminal justice as an evaluator of drug and alcohol treatment programs for federal and state governments. Since 1968, she has taught subjects such as criminal justice, criminology, comparative criminal justice systems, statistics, and research methods. She has served as criminal justice advisor to the United Nations, as well as to federal, state, and foreign governments. Dr. Adler's published works include 13 books as author or coauthor, 9 books as editor or coeditor, and over 90 journal articles. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminology, and the Journal of Research on Crime and Delinquency. Dr. Adler serves as editorial consultant to the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and is coeditor of Advances in Criminological Theory. She also has served as president as the American Society of Criminology (1994-1995). Dr. William S. Laufer is Associate Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Teaching since 1987, his subjects include criminological theory, corporate and white collar crime, and business ethics. Dr. Laufers research has appeared in a wide range of journals. Dr. Gerhard O. W. Mueller is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. Between 1974 and 1982, he served as Chief of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. As such, he was responsible for all of the United Nations programs dealing with problems of crime and justice worldwide. He has been a faculty member of universities and colleges across the country and around the world.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Criminology

Chapter 1. The Changing Boundaries of Criminology

Chapter 2. Counting Crime and Measuring Criminal Behavior

Chapter 3. Schools of Thought throughout History

Part II: Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behavior

Chapter 4. Psychological and Biological Perspectives

Chapter 5. Strain and Cultural Deviance Theories

Chapter 6. The Formation of Subcultures

Chapter 7. Social Control Theory

Chapter 8. Labeling, Conflict, and Radical Theories

Chapter 9. Environmental Theory

Part III: Types of Crime

Chapter 10. Violent Crimes

Chapter 11. Crimes against Property

Chapter 12. White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Chapter 13. Public Order Crimes

Chapter 14. International and Comparative Criminology

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073401584
Author:
Adler, Freda
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Laufer William
Author:
Mueller, Gerhard O. W.
Author:
Laufer, William S.
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Law : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
10.70x8.40x.70 in. 2.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This leading text for courses in Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and interdisciplinary global perspective. The text comes in two versions--with or without coverage of the criminal justice system.
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