Criminology Today: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Frank Schmalleger  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
492
Pub.-date
July 2013
ISBN13
9781292022703
ISBN
1292022701
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For courses in Criminology.

 

Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 6e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages students to think critically about the causes of crime. Completely up-to-date, this edition includes new Professor Speaks excerpts, links to cutting-edge articles, and MyCrimeKit www.mycrimekit.com activities that encourage students explore how security and freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism.

Features

For courses in Criminology.

 

Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 6e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages students to think critically about the causes of crime. Completely up-to-date, this edition includes new Professor Speaks excepts, links to cutting-edge articles, and MyCrimeKit activities that encourage students explore how security and freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism.

 

Hallmark Features

 

THEME

 

A unique thematic approach–contrasts the social responsibility approach vs. the social problems approach.

  • Helps students think critically about criminology and helps instructors easily contrast compare and contrast these two approaches to criminology. 

TIMELINESS

 

Full coverage of important topics–such as research methods, criminology and social policy, white collar crime and terrorism.

  • Provides coverage of topics vital to the successful study of modern criminology–topics not covered in depth in competing texts.  

Cutting-edge news articles and profiles including:

  • Crime in the News
  • Who’s to Blame
  • Theory vs. Reality
  • Theory in Perspective
  • Criminal Profiles 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Comprehensive coverage of high-tech crime–see Chapter 13:Technology and Crime.

  • Provides full coverage of this important category of crime,  including identity theft, cyber-terrorism, computer viruses, hacking and more. 

Unparalleled online research resources–Research Navigator, the Cybrary (over 12,000 crime and justice web links), and the CJNEWS feed (up to the minute stories from online news services updated every hour of every day).

  • Enhances the ease, efficiency and effectiveness of the online research process. 

The most comprehensive package of multimedia supplements–available for any book in the market.

  • Gives students and instructors the supplementary materials they need to succeed in the course.

New to this Edition

New! Professor Speaks first-hand excerpts–written by criminologists from around the country.

  • Provides personal insights regarding criminology from leading scholars in the field.
  • Helps students understand material from different perspectives. 

New! Links to full-text articles from the Social Science Research Network–appear in this edition.

  • Shows the latest research on crime causation, crime-control policy, research and theory.

New! Learning outcomes now link to heading material and end-of-chapter discussion questions.

  • Provides a more cohesive presentation and emphasizes what students really need to learn. 

New! Webquests now appear on MyCrimeKit www.mycrimekit.com instead of at the end of each chapter.

  • Encourages students to meaningfully participate in web-based activities. 

New! End-of-ChapterMyCrimeKit www.mycrimekit.com assignments–have been added.

  • Draws students to the wealth of online resources available including videos, simulations, webquests, self-assessments and more!

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE CRIME PICTURE

1.    What is Criminology?

2.    Where Do Theories Come From?

 

PART TWO: CRIME CAUSATION

3.    Classical and Neoclassical Thought

4.    Biological Roots of Criminal Behavior

5.    Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior

6.    Social Structure Theories

7.    Theories of Social Process and Social Development

8.    Social Conflict Theories

 

PART THREE: CRIME IN THE MODERN WORLD

9.    Crimes Against Persons

10.  Crimes Against Property

11.  White-Collar and Organized Crime

12.  Public Order and Drug Crimes

13.  Technology and Crime