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Willan, 2007 - Social Science - 1019 pages
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This is a comprehensive introduction to criminology for students who are either new or relatively new to the subject. It provides the basis of study for undergraduate students, new postgraduate students, and those who need a foundation knowledge of criminology for other relevant courses including access and foundation degree courses in colleges and universities, courses in law, probation, policing, criminal and forensic investigation and on other aspects of crime and the criminal justice system. Key points include:

  • fully comprehensive covering all major areas of criminology and criminal justice as well as guidance on disseration/long-essay writing
  • authoritative written by a leading criminologist and experienced teacher
  • broad approach moves beyond sociological approaches to crime and criminal justice to take account of the contribution of other disciplines
  • up-to-date informed by QAA subject benchmarks for the teaching of criminology
  • extensively illustrated with photographs, charts, tables and diagrams and a range of questions for students to discuss and debate
  • additional website support for students and teachers.

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Many of the reviews left of books by people from "Goodreads" are totally pointless: I suspect that many of them are not real reviews they are spams to try lure people to the hideous website. How can the one reviewer give this 2 stars without suggesting a 4/5 star alternative? Spam.
Excellent textbook that gives a first year student a great basis to build from (add the Oxford Handbook of Criminology for more detail). After that you need to look to journal articles and specialist books.

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Great reference tome for students. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is currently President of the British Society of Criminology. Tim is the author or editor of over 30 books, the most recent of which are The Politics of Crime Control (edited with Paul Rock, Oxford University Press 2006); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice (with Trevor Jones, Open University Press 2007); and the Handbook of Criminal Investigation (co-edited with Tom Williamson and Alan Wright, Willan Publishing 2007).

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