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Criminology: A Brief Introduction, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Frank J. Schmalleger

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 12, 2010

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Criminology: A Brief Introduction is an easy to use criminology text that teaches students about the exciting field of criminology using the learning skills they already possess.  In recognition of the visual orientation of  today's learners we sought to achieve a comprehensive integration of graphic art with the concepts and ideas of criminology.  Consequently, Criminology: A Brief Introduction is intensely visual.  Its layout and design invite readers to explore its pages, while powerfully illustrating the critical concepts that are central to the field of criminology today.  Our intent is to visually attract readers to the subject matter of criminology, making for ease of learning.

Table of Contents

PART I  Criminology Explained — The Evil Men (and Women) Do


CHAPTER 1 What Is Criminology?  Understanding Crime and Criminals


PART II   Crime Causation -- What We Do and Why We Do It


Chapter 2  Classical & Neoclassical Criminology: Choice and Consequences

Chapter 3  Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior: It’s What We Are

Chapter 4  Psychological & Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior

Chapter 5  Social Structure: It’s How We Live

Chapter 6  Social Process and Social Development: It’s What We Learn

Chapter 7  Social Conflict: It’s How We Relate


Part III The Crime Picture: It’s Not Pretty


Chapter 8  Crimes Against Persons: What We Fear

Chapter 9  Crimes against Property: What We Lose

Chapter 10 White-Collar and Organized Crime: Crime as a Job

Chapter 11 Public Order Crime: Recreational Crime 


Part IV Crime In the Modern World: Today’s Headlines


Chapter 12 Technology and Crime: It’s a Double-Edged Sword

Chapter 13 Globalization and Terrorism: Our Small World

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$48.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-510019-6