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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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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Essentials of Criminology

A Student-Oriented Approach to Teaching Crime Theory (First Edition)

Author: Lisa Coole

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781621319566

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Page: 104

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"The Essentials of Criminology: A Student-Oriented Approach to Teaching Crime Theory" is a readable, relevant overview of criminological theories and their use in understanding, explaining, and responding to crime. It provides foundational knowledge and engages students through real-life examples and scenarios. In contrast to many standard textbooks which tend to overwhelm both instructors and students with dozens of theories, The Essentials of Criminology focuses on select theories, exploring them in depth. Principal categories of theory covered in the text include: Neo-Classical Theories (Crime as a Choice)Structure Theories (Crime as a result of Societal Environment, Values, Stressors, and Subculture) Process Theories (Crime as a result of Individual Learning, Associations, and Social/Self Control) Conflict Theories (Crime as a result of the Unequal Distribution of Power) Developmental Theories (Crime as a Career) The book also examines how drug use, abuse, and addiction are entwined in criminal behavior. Summaries throughout the text provide quick reference and aid retention. Recommended assignments give students the opportunity to apply what they have learned through independent academic research, critiques, and projects and presentations. "The Essentials of Criminology" is written for one-semester courses in criminology, criminal justice, and applied crime theory, and designed so that all the material in the text can be adequately and thoughtfully covered. Lisa C. Coole earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology at Bridgewater State College and her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Department Chair of the Social Science Department at Massasoit Community College in Brockton and Canton, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in sociology, criminology, and the sociology of deviance. She is also a Visiting Associate Professor at Bridgewater State University, teaching in both the Sociology and Criminal Justice departments. In addition to her academic career, Professor Coole has worked as a Victim/Witness Advocate for the Massachusetts District Attorney's office, Program Developer for Community Resources for Justice in Boston, Massachusetts, and as a Federal Probation Officer for the Districts of Vermont and Massachusetts.
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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 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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Corrections: A Text/Reader

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

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289921

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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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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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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