Criminology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
John E. Conklin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
456
Pub.-date
January 2012
ISBN13
9780132764445
ISBN
013276444X
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Description

For courses in Criminology, Introduction to Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, and Sociology of Crime.

 

The eleventh edition of Criminology is a lively introduction to the study of crime. As opposed to the “crime-of-the-week” approach common to many other texts, Conklin introduces students to critical issues in the field, such as the way people learn to commit crime, the development of criminal careers, and the organization of criminal behavior. The text is illustrated with copious boxed selections, easy-to-interpret tables and graphs, and dozens of compelling boxed features. While thoroughly researched and authoritative, the text is accessible to students and well-suited for one-semester courses.

Features

For courses in Criminology, Introduction to Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, and Sociology of Crime.

 

The eleventh edition of Criminology is a lively introduction to the study of crime. As opposed to the “crime-of-the-week” approach common to many other texts, Conklin introduces students to critical issues in the field, such as the way people learn to commit crime, the development of criminal careers, and the organization of criminal behavior. The text is illustrated with copious boxed selections, easy-to-interpret tables and graphs, and dozens of compelling boxed features. While thoroughly researched and authoritative, the text is accessible to students and well-suited for one-semester courses.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Provides tools to analyze all forms of criminal behavior-using a conceptual approach that organizes chapters around conceptual topics instead of types of crime.

  • Discusses concepts such as social control and neutralization of the law, factors that facilitate crime, criminal careers, and the organization of criminal behavior.
  • Helps students see the common social processes among conventional crime, white-collar crime, and organized crime. 

Offers the most up-to-date, relevant coverage-by drawing on current research by criminologists.

  • Includes the latest developments in the field and focuses on what's relevant to today's students.

Promotes understanding through extensive pedagogical features-including learning objectives, detailed chapter summaries, key terms lists with page references, review questions, and material for further study.

  • Helps students study by clearly identifying important concepts and providing in-depth review material. 

Encourages critical thinking-through engaging feature boxes that highlight interesting examples and issues.

  • Boxes include Crime and the Media, Crime on Campus, Cross-Culture Perspectives, and Using Criminology
  • Critical thinking questions can be assigned or used to promote in-class discussion.

New to this Edition

New! Increased attention to global crime issues-encourages readers to think about crime in countries other than the U.S.

  • Numerous new feature boxes focus on global issues and include thought-provoking questions.
  • Students can better understand U.S. crime by comparing it to crime elsewhere in the world. 
New! More concise and engaging-the new eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to be clearer and more concise.
  • Helps to maintain the readers' attention and makes it easier to recognize important points.

New! Increased attention to immigration and immigrants-an important current issue.

  • Students will be better able to understand current media discussions about relationships between crime and immigration. 

Updated! Rewritten and updated section on biocriminology-including a new section on behavioral genetics.

  • Keeps students informed on this new and growing subfield of criminology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        The Study of Crime

Chapter 2        Measuring Crime

Chapter 3        Crime and Its Costs

Chapter 4        Dimensions of Crime

Chapter 5        Biological and Psychological Explanations of Crime

Chapter 6        Social, Cultural, and Economic Sources of Crime

Chapter 7        Social Control and Commitment to the Law

Chapter 8        Learning to Commit Crime

Chapter 9        Opportunities and Facilitating Factors

Chapter 10      Criminal Careers

Chapter 11      The Organization of Criminal Behavior

Chapter 12      Community Reactions to Crime

Chapter 13      The Criminal Justice System

Chapter 14      Deterrence, Incapacitation, Retribution, and Rehabilitation

Chapter 15      Reducing Crime