Criminology

The Essentials

Author: James Treadwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271862

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on your criminology course. The second edition provides: Summaries of key course content, including new sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology A helpful study skills section with extensive advice on how to write essays and pass exams, including new sections on how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of your studies.
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Criminology

The Essentials

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781483350691

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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“Succinct yet wide coverage. It is well-written and easily understandable. It covers a wide range of theories as well as the major sub-fields in criminology. It really is ‘the essentials.’" Dr. Christian Bolden, Loyola University Criminology: The Essentials, Second Edition, by Anthony Walsh, covers the most up-to-date theories and research of the field in a concise, cost-effective format. Each chapter includes chapter-opening vignettes, photos, case studies, and tables and figures to engage reader interest. In the often-difficult theory chapters, summary tables that compare and contrast theories and Concluding Policy and Prevention sections promote a deep understanding of criminological concepts.
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Criminological Perspectives

Essential Readings

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie,Gordon Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941446

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

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This book presents in accessible form the most relevant readings from the diverse criminology literature, and provides students with direct access to the main theories and perspectives, which underpin and shape the discipline of criminology.
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Essentials of Criminology: A Student-Oriented Approach to Teaching Crime Theory

Author: Lisa Coole

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781516572502

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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Essentials of Criminology: A Student-Oriented Approach to Teaching Crime Theory is an accessible, relevant overview of criminological theories and their use in understanding, explaining, and responding to crime. The text provides foundational knowledge, engages students through real-life examples and scenarios, and focuses on select theories, exploring them in depth. The principal types of theory explored throughout the text include neo-classical theories (cri
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Corrections: A Text/Reader

Author: Mary K. Stohr,Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289921

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

View: 5438

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.
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Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135121009

Category: Law

Page: 411

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Adapted from the best-selling Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology, ESSENTIALS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 3/e teaches general research methods using standard and contemporary examples of criminal justice and criminology research. Featuring both qualitative and quantitative studies, this edition offers an emphasis on ethics, the latest research studies, new information on prison research, Internet resources and visual criminology. This essentials version omits coverage of data management and analysis, and places its emphasis on fundamental research skills and the literature of the field.
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Criminological Theory

The Essentials

Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506367879

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Third Edition offers you a brief yet comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary criminologists and their theories. Putting criminological theory in context, acclaimed author Stephen G. Tibbetts examines policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to demonstrate to you the practical application of theories to contemporary social problems. New to the Third Edition: A new chapter dedicated entirely to feminist perspectives (Chapter 10) introduces you to feminist models of crime while underscoring the importance of examining the related research. Case studies that examine offender motives are now included to help you apply the theories discussed to interesting and memorable examples. Policy is now integrated into each section to allow you to see the practical policy implications of each theory. Coverage of critical topics has been expanded throughout to introduce you to important issues, such as the influence of employment on criminal behavior, the success of school programs in reducing delinquent behavior, and federal sentencing guidelines in regard to crack versus powder cocaine. Statistics, graphs, and tables have all been updated to demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.
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Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Raymond Paternoster,Ronet D. Bachman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506377157

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Essentials of Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice helps students understand the vital role that research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice by showing them how to conduct and interpret statistics in real-world settings with a step-by-step approach to solving problems. This practical, applied approach offers students the fundamentals of descriptive and inferential statistics in a concise and easy-to-understand format—avoiding complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory. The examples and case studies provide relevant examples for criminology and criminal justice students, and deal with contemporary issues related to crime, corrections, police, and the judicial system. Students will not only learn about the “how to” in statistics, but they will also recognize its importance in today’s criminal justice system.
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Essential Criminology

Author: Mark M. Lanier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973519

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

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In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desire .M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured. It then covers the major theories of crime, from individual-level, classical, and rational choice to biological, psychological, social learning, social control, and interactionist perspectives. In this latest edition, the authors explore the kind of criminology that is needed for the globally interdependent twenty-first century. With cutting-edge updates, illustrative real-world examples, and new study tools for students, this text is a necessity for both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology.
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Introduction to Criminology

A Text/Reader

Author: Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412992362

Category: Social Science

Page: 621

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A unique text/reader that takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminology Providing an affordable alternative to the standard textbook, this new edition of the authors’ popular text/reader provides instructors and students the best of both worlds – authored text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Now thoroughly updated with new articles, new content, and new statistics, tables, and figures, this Second Edition provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality that incorporates the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences. The new edition is divided into 15 sections that mirror chapters in a typical criminology textbook. New to This Edition: A new Section 11 on Mass Murder and Terrorism makes coverage of these high-interest topics even more accessible. Section 10 now focuses only on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and domestic violence, making it easier for students to absorb the material. New articles appear in the structural theories section, the sections devoted to violent crime, and throughout the text/reader as needed. The authors now more closely link sections on types of crime to sections on theory to give readers a more cohesive understanding of the connections between the two. Contemporary criminologists’ favored theories (drawn from a survey of 770 criminologists) now appear in a table to give readers insight into the professional opinion today on criminological theories. Features: Each Section has a 15-page introduction (a "mini-chapter”) that contains vignettes, photos, tables and graphs, end-of-chapter questions, and Web exercises, followed by three to four supporting readings. Theory Section introductions contain a unique table that compares and contrasts the theories presented, while theory concluding sub-sections focus on policy and crime prevention. A "How to Read a Research Article" guide (which appears prior to the first reading) illustrates key aspects of a research article. The book’s readings are drawn from carefully selected, edited journal articles appropriate for an undergraduate audience.
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Corrections: The Essentials

Author: Mary K. Stohr,Anthony Walsh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412986990

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Corrections: The Essentials, is a comprehensive, yet compact version of the typical corrections text. The text addresses the most important topics in corrections in a shorter format, while allowing for more accessibility through cost. It includes the usual topics typically found in corrections textbooks, from the history and development of correctional institutions, to the future of corrections. The book is designed for introductory lower and upper division corrections classes, or as a supplement to other corrections classes at the undergraduate or graduate level.
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Essentials of Criminological Theory

Fourth Edition

Author: L. Thomas Winfree, Jr.,Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478633883

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6327

This concise textbook introduces students to multidisciplinary theories about why people commit crime. Winfree and Abadinsky strive to make the study of crime and justice as clear, concise, current, and consumable as possible. Tracing the evolution of theories and their influence on research today, the authors provide a solid foundation for students to understand the role theory plays in criminal justice practices. The first nine chapters explore various types of theories, providing the historical context and the basic assumptions each theory makes about human behavior, the causal arguments, and what criminologists have learned from testing the theories. The theory as originally proposed may have gone through a metamorphosis. Change is an important—and exciting—aspect of crime theory. Ideas that attempt to describe, explain, predict, and possibly control a specific behavior sometimes remain as originally conceived and sometimes evolve to something quite different. The final chapter explores the ways the various theories influence criminal justice policy, focusing on law enforcement. To help readers assimilate and synthesize the essentials of criminological theory, each chapter contains learning objectives, boxed material to stimulate critical thinking, bulleted summary points, key terms, and critical review questions. There are marginal notes throughout the text to highlight concepts, as well as a comprehensive glossary for easy review of important terms.
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Corrections

The Essentials

Author: Mary K. Stohr,Anthony Walsh

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506365272

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Corrections: The Essentials, Third Edition is a comprehensive, yet compact version of the typical corrections text. Authors Mary K. Stohr and Anthony Walsh address the most important topics in corrections in a briefer, full-color format, offered at a lower cost. It includes the usual topics typically found in corrections textbooks, but has a unique perspective with greater coverage on three key topics: the history and development of correctional institutions, ethics and diversity. The book also offers unique special feature boxes, allowing students and instructors the opportunity to focus on key perspectives to broaden the book's coverage. The book’s brevity makes it an excellent core textbook that can easily be supplemented with additional reading materials.
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Understanding Crime: Essentials of Criminological Theory

Author: L. Winfree, Jr.,Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495600830

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 9658

This thought-provoking examination of crime and criminological theory takes a direct approach to a question that often confuses and frustrates students why do people commit crimes? UNDERSTANDING CRIME begins with an overview of the key elements of the study of crime and criminology, including law, public policy, research literature, and the philosophical origins of crime theories. These theories, based in biology, psychology, and sociology, are then broken down to their basic elements and causal processes in order to be explored. The authors examine the practical implications and applications each theory has on the administration of justice. In conclusion, the text looks at the future of crime theory by speculating whether or not new research designs, theories, and paradigms are needed. With a new modular format, this text can be customized for any teaching or learning style. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Criminological Theory Essentials + Self-control and Crime Over the Life Course

Author: Carter H. Hay,Stephen G. Tibbetts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506309910

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students! Stephen G. Tibbetts, Criminological Theory: The Essentials Second Edition Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Second Editionis a brief, yet comprehensive overview of history's most renowned criminologists and their theories. Renowned author, Stephen G. Tibbetts, combines policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives that have developed from recent critical work with practical applications to compel the reader to apply theories to the contemporary social milieu. The Second Edition includes new citations and references regarding empirical studies that have examined the validity of various theoretical models and propositions in recent years. The text is ideal for introductory criminology courses covering criminological theory. Carter Hay, Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course What exactly is self-control, and what life outcomes does it affect? What causes a person to have high or low self-control to begin with? What effect does self-control have on crime and other harmful behavior Using a clear, conversational writing style, Self-Control and Crime Over the Life Course answers critical questions about self-control and its importance for understanding criminal behavior. Authors Carter Hay and Ryan Meldrum use intuitive examples to draw attention to the close connection between self-control and the behavioral choices people make, especially in reference to criminal, deviant, and harmful behaviors that often carry short-term benefits but long-term costs. The text builds an overall theoretical perspective that conveys the multi-disciplinary nature of modern-day self-control research. Moreover, far from emphasizing only theoretical issues, the authors place public policy at the forefront, using self-control research to inform policy efforts that reduce the societal costs of low self-control and the behaviors it enables. Please contact your Sales Representativefor more information.
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Essential criminology

Author: Mark Lanier,Stuart Henry

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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The updated edition builds on the authors' acclaimed theory of the "Crime Prism"
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Biosocial Criminology

Challenging Environmentalism's Supremacy

Author: Anthony Walsh,Lee Ellis

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

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In criminology, environmentalism is the assumption that variations in criminal behaviour result only from variations in environmental factors, especially social environmental factors. The biosocial perspective is quite different. It assumes that biological and environmental factors interact to affect criminal behaviour. Social environmental explanations have dominated the field of criminology for at least the past century. Supporters of this perspective argue that because criminal is an ever-changing legal designation, it makes no sense to believe that crimes are the result of biology. Biosocial theorists concede that criminality is a legal concept, but argue that at the core of the concept are acts that are recognised as unacceptable in all societies. The theme of this book is simple: Biology matters when trying to understand criminal behaviour. This is not to exclude social factors but to maintain that social and biological factors interact to affect our varying tendencies to violate criminal statutes. Despite the conceptual simplicity of the biosocial perspective, the evidence that supports it is often complex and rests upon a number of biological principles that many criminologists do not understand. This book conveys some of the excitement that those working from a biosocial perspective are experiencing as they make new discoveries about how biological and social factors interact to affect criminal behaviour.
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