Criminology today: an integrative introduction

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Prentice Hall, Jun 1, 1998 - Law - 624 pages
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Debates the primary issue of whether crime should be addressed as a matter of individual responsibility and accountability, or treated as a symptom of a dysfunctional society. Addresses the latest social issues and discusses innovative criminological perspectives within a well-grounded and traditional theoretical framework. Emphasizes the wide and interdisciplinary variety of academic perspectives which contribute to a thorough and well-informed understanding of the crime problem. Considers Jack Kevorkian and the issue of whether the "assisted death" should continue to be criminalized; the insanity defense and John E. du Pont; analyses of the Daubert standard and DNA testing, the FBI's new National Computer Crime Squad (NCCS), the Reno v. ACLU 1997 case on internet indecency, and much more. Includes an award-winning web site and numerous other supplementary resources.

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Contents

THE CRIME PICTURE
4
Patterns of Crime
45
Research Methods and Theory Development
105
Copyright

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