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Textbook on Criminology offers an engaging and wide-ranging account of crime and criminology, addressing the theoretical, practical, and political aspects of the subject. The clarity of approach makes it an ideal text for students wishing to gain a firm grasp of the fundamental issues, together with an appreciation of some of the complexities surrounding the study of criminology. The author deals with the major questions of criminology, such as 'how do you define a crime?', 'why do people become criminals?', and 'how should we deal with criminals?'. Each question is studied from an objective and academic viewpoint and encourages greater social, political, and philosophical awareness of crime, criminals, and society's response to them. The text also maps out the changes in crime control and society's expectations in relation to crime control. For example, students will find the insightful chapter on terrorism and state violence to be of particular interest and relevance; established criminological theories are applied, and the author addresses issues such as political responses to terrorism and the reasons why people become terrorists.

The text is ideal both for students studying towards a degree in criminology, and students opting to study criminology as part of another subject, such as law.

Law >> Laws of Specific jurisdictions >> Criminal law & procedurePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Causes & prevention of crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Corporate crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Criminal investigation & detection >> Forensic sciencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Drugs trade / drug traffickingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Organized crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Probation servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Crime & criminology >> Street crime / gun crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Ethical issues & debates >> Ethical issues: censorshipPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: adultsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Social groups: clubs & societiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> ConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Illness & addiction: social aspects >> Drug & substance abuse: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Illness & addiction: social aspects >> HIV / AIDS: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Political correctnessPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social issues & processes >> Social interactionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Sociology >> Social theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Sociology >> Sociology: work & labour Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 18/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9780199592708  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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