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Criminology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By John E. Conklin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 12, 2009

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For courses in Criminology.


Unique in its approach, this book introduces students to criminology by examining broad-based concepts instead of just types of crimes. Using an extensive research base, the author discusses concepts such as social control and neutralization of the law; factors that facilitate crime; criminal careers; and the organization of criminal behavior. Real-life examples and special feature boxes appear throughout and address crime and the media, crime on campus, cross-cultural perspectives and critical issues. Figures, tables and in-depth review questions are included and help students understand the common social process among all types of crime.

Table of Contents

1.      The Study of Crime

2.      Measuring Crime

3.      Crime and Its Costs

4.      Dimensions of Crime

5.      Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime

6.      Social, Cultural, and Economic Sources of Crime

7.      Social Control and Commitment to the Law

8.      Learning to Commit Crime

9.      Opportunities and Facilitating Factors

10.  Criminal Careers

11.  The Organization of Criminal Behavior

12.  Community Reactions to Crime

13.  The Criminal Justice System

14.  Deterrence, Incapacitation, Retribution, and Rehabilitation

15.  Solving the Crime Problem

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Criminology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition
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$61.00 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504493-3