Criminology

Author:   Stephen E Brown ,  Finn-Aage Esbensen ,  Gilbert Geis (University of California, Irvine)
Publisher:   Anderson
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9781282956001


Pages:   650
Publication Date:   25 June 2010
Format:   Electronic book text
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This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and causes of crime. The organization of the text reflects the fact that the etiology of crime must be at the heart of criminology. It examines contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of human behavior often neglected by criminologists. Extensive discussion of evolving laws are included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book. Comprehensive introductory text, emphasizing the ideology of crime.Boxes throughout each chapter highlight the text with figures, features and highlights. Each chapter concludes with key terms and concepts, key criminologists, key cases.

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Author:   Stephen E Brown ,  Finn-Aage Esbensen ,  Gilbert Geis (University of California, Irvine)
Publisher:   Anderson
Imprint:   Anderson
ISBN:  

9781282956001


ISBN 10:   1282956000
Pages:   650
Publication Date:   25 June 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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