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Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 7th Edition

By Frank J. Schmalleger

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 21, 2014


This text offers a student-friendly, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology.


Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 7e, continues to offer students a clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime-prevention strategies. The text’s hallmark thematic approach of social problems versus social responsibility (Is crime a matter of individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society?) prompts students to think critically about the causes of crime and helps them see the link between crime theories and crime policies.


Teaching and Learning


This comprehensive text addresses the poignant question of how security and freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism. It provides:

  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of important topics: Such as research methods, criminology and social policy, white collar crime and terrorism
  • Latest developments in the field: Covering the ways in which crime and criminals have changed in ways that few people had previously imagined would occur, and how these changes hold considerable significance for each one of us and for our nation as a whole
  • Unparalleled pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively, and provides support for instructors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Criminology?
Chapter 2: Where Do Theories Come From?
Chapter 3: Classical and Neoclassical Thought
Chapter 4: Early Biological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior
Chapter 5: Biosocial and Other Contemporary Biological Perspectives
Chapter 6: Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 7: Social Structure Theories
Chapter 8: Theories of Social Process and Social Development
Chapter 9: Social Conflict Theories
Chapter 10: Crimes against Persons
Chapter 11: Crimes against Property
Chapter 12: White-Collar and Organized Crime
Chapter 13: Public Order and Drug Crimes
Chapter 14: Technology and Crime
Chapter 15: Globalization and Terrorism

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