The Problem of Crime

Author: Richard Quinney
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: MINN:31951D00153114O
Release Date: 1977-01-01
Genre: Crime

International Criminology

Author: Rob Watts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134083343
Release Date: 2008-02-27
Genre: Law

International Criminology is an easy-access critical introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. By using examples from the US, UK and Australia, the authors outline key ideas, vocabulary, assumptions and findings of the discipline while opening up a set of critical underlying issues and problems. From theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology; this all encompassing text covers it all. This is the most valuable introduction to international criminology available for undergraduates and works as a superb refresher for more experienced students.

Crime Justice and Society

Author: Ronald J. Berger
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: PSU:000067201761
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Now in its third edition, this innovative core text provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to key theories and topics in criminology. Highlighting issues of class, race, and gender, the authors navigate the study of crime and criminals in an accessible and compelling manner.Notably, the text:ż Investigates a breadth of topicsżranging from street crime to corporate fraudż Explores pivotal theories for understanding crime and victimizationż Promotes critical thinking by analyzing media constructions of crimeż Includes the voices of offenders, victims, and criminal justice personnelż Engages students through discussion of issues drawn from the headlines

Marginality and Condemnation

Author: Bernard Schissel
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
ISBN: 1552667340
Release Date: 2015-05-14
Genre: Social Science

A newly updated version of this groundbreaking, critical introductory criminology textbook.

Introduction to Criminology

Author: Frank E. Hagan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534534449
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

Formerly a Nelson Hall title, this text is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, excluding additional chapters on the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) as can be found in some texts. INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY avoids an overly legal and crime control orientation. It concentrates on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as occupational crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior.


Author: Eamonn Carrabine
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415281679
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Covering all the major areas of the subject, this introduction to criminology features specific topics such as the history and theory of criminology and categories of crime.

Youth and Crime

Author: John Muncie
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015047568020
Release Date: 1999-03-23
Genre: Social Science

This accessible introductory textbook combines criminology with sociologies of youth and social policy and presents an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of much of contemporary youth research and youth policy. Each chapter focuses on a substantive topic such as: political discourses; social histories; the extent and causes of offending; youth cultures; social policy and the youth justice system whilst emphasizing the importance of historical, feminist and comparative perspectives on youth crime and regulation. Many current aspects of the `youth problem' including joy-riding, homelessness, truancy, rave culture, boot camps, poverty and unemployment, parental responsibility, zero tolerance and electronic tagging are critically discussed wi

Critical Criminology

Author: Russell Hogg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135991180
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science

This book sets to explore the key issues and future prospects facing critical criminology, bringing together a set of leading authorities in the field from the UK, Australasia and the USA. A key concern of the book is to review the possibilities and strategies of pursuing critical criminological scholarship in the context of an increasingly dominant administrative criminology paradigm, reflected in the rise of neo-liberalism, a 'governmentalised' criminology of risk, crime control and situational crime prevention.

Constitutive Criminology at Work

Author: Stuart Henry
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791441946
Release Date: 1999-08-12
Genre: Social Science

Provides the first applications of constitutive criminology, a theoretical framework inspired by postmodernism, to specific areas of criminological practice.

Marginality and Condemnation

Author: Bernard Schissel
Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited
ISBN: 155266242X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

Containing fully updated information, this latest edition continues to view crime as a socio-political process where marginalized society members are mostly likely to feel the full force of injustice. Embodying an alternative pedagogy, this analysis explores both general issues related to criminology as well as related detailed topics from the past and present. Street crime, gender bias, and blue vs. white collar crime are also discussed.

Crime Prevention

Author: Karen Evans
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847870674
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Social Science

Accessible and compelling, this book explores the legislative developments, policy changes and practical strategies that have been put in place in recent years in an attempt to manage the level of crime in our society. The book assesses how governments’ approaches to serious crime, the war on terror, human rights and race and immigration policies have influenced ideas about community safety and crime prevention. It offers a handy glossary, along with suggestions for further reading, in order to enhance understanding of critical issues.

Crime and criminology

Author: Nigel Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192192124
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Social Science

A non-technical introduction to what is known about crime, this book offers unusual insight into the reasoning of criminologists, penologists, and policymakers concerning the problems of deterrence, prevention, and justice for the innocent. Walker emphasizes the importance of rules as a determinant of human behavior, illuminating the crucial difference between rule-following and rule-breaking behavior and the special status of the rules that constitute the criminal and penal codes. He also includes chapters on such vital topics as the natural history of lawbreaking, sentencing, justifications of penalties, incapacitation, deterrence and education, juvenile justice, stigma, victimology, and crime prevention.

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Author: Marilyn McShane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135632731
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: Reference

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Criminal Justice

Author: Azrini Wahidin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136185625
Release Date: 2013-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime, criminality, criminology, and criminal justice policy and practice. Understanding Criminal Justice seeks to provide students with a critical introduction to the range of theoretical, policy and operational issues faced by the criminal justice system in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It anticipates little or no prior knowledge of criminal justice, and seeks to provide an introduction to the area. This critical textbook provides both a thorough overview of the procedures central to the workings of the criminal justice system and a distillation of the topical debates that surround it. It outlines the political and historical context, detailing key procedures and challenging students to engage with current debates. Containing chapters on policing, prosecution, community justice and alternative modes of justice, this text provides a comprehensive coverage of the key topics included within undergraduate criminology programmes at an introductory level. Written in a lively and accessible style, this book will also be of interest to general readers and practitioners in the criminal justice system.