Criminology today: an integrative introduction

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, Jan 25, 2008 - Social Science - 666 pages
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Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 5e 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 new edition addresses the question of how security & freedom interface in an age of increasing globalism. Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction 5e introduces students to the exciting field of criminology in the 21stcentury.

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Frank Schmalleger, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritusat the University of NorthCarolina at Pembroke. He alsoserves as director of the JusticeResearch Association, a privateconsulting firm and think tank, based in Palm Beach, Florida, focusing on issues of crimeand justice.

of Notre Dame and both a master's and a doctoratein sociology from Ohio State University with a specialemphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taughtcriminal justice courses at the University of North Carolinaat Pembroke, serving for many years as a tenured fullprofessor. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired theDepartment of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice.As an adjunct professor with Webster University inSt. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Schmalleger helped develop a graduateprogram in security management and loss preventionthat is currently offered on U.S. military bases around theworld. He taught courses in that curriculum for more thana decade, focusing primarily on computer and informationsecurity. Dr. Schmalleger also has taught in the New Schoolfor Social Research online graduate program, helping buildthe world's first electronic classrooms for criminal justicedistance learning.

many books, including Criminal Justice Today (PrenticeHall, 2011), Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (PrenticeHall, 2010), Criminology Today (Prentice Hall, 2009), andCriminal Law Today (Prentice Hall, 2011). He is foundingeditor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies (formerly TheJustice Professional ) and has served as imprint advisor forGreenwood Publishing Group's criminal justice referenceseries.Dr. Schmalleger is also the creator of a number of awardwinningWeb sites (including and and founder and codirector of the Criminal JusticeDistance Learning Consortium, a project of the JusticeResearch Association.

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