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Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies
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Bestselling CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES, 10e delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. Offering unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, this book is unrivaled in its exhaustive research base and currency, devoting two all-new chapters to cyber-crime and terrorism?two of the hottest issues in the field today. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Tenth Edition includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. A proven author and authority in criminology and criminal justice, Dr. Siegel is renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies. Avoiding ideological biases, Prof. Siegel encourages readers to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions.
Book News Annotation:
This textbook introduces theories that view crime as based on individual traits and theories based in sociology and political economy, and characterizes the nature of violent, property, enterprise, and public order crimes. The ninth edition adds a closing chapter on cyber crime, and reflects recent research findings, court decisions, and law changes.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
This textbook introduces theories that view crime as based on individual traits and theories based in sociology and political economy, and characterizes the nature of violent, property, enterprise, and public order crimes. The ninth edition adds a closing chapter on cyber crime, and reflects recent research findings, court decisions, and law changes. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
See how criminology relates to criminal justice policy with CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS AND TYPOLOGIES! With an in-depth analysis of all areas of criminological theory and crime typologies, this up-to-date criminal justice text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Studying is made easy with, chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, key concepts, concepts summary tables, and newsworthy examples that help you see how what you are learning applies in the real world.
CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS AND TYPOLOGIES, Ninth Edition provides a comprehensive, in- depth analysis of all areas of criminological theory and crime typologies and effectively links criminological theory with the formulation of criminal justice policy. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up- to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples.
About the Author
Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects social forces had on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His newly developing interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany where he completed his master's thesis in 1970, undertaking a study of attorneys in the juvenile court process, and then completed his Ph.D. in 1975, conducting a study measuring the effects of the juvenile court process on the self-image of youth. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career in 1971 at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. He resides in Bedford, New Hampshire, with his wife, Therese J. Libby, Esq.
Table of Contents
Part I: CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY. 1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Victims and Victimization. Part II: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION. 4. Choice Theories. 5. Trait Theories. 6. Social Structure Theories. 7. Social Process Theories. 8. Social Conflict Theories: Critical Criminology and Restorative Justice. 9. Developmental Theories: Life Course and Latent Trait. Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES. 10. Violent Crime. 11. Property Crime. 12. Enterprise Crime: White Collar and Organized Crime. 13. Public Order Crime. 14. Cyber Crime and Technology.
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