Crime Types and Criminals

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SAGE, 2010 - Social Science - 461 pages
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Covering the full range of criminal behavior from street crime to suite crime, Crime Types and Criminals provides an in-depth examination of the different types of crime and criminals, including violent crime, occasional and conventional property crime, professional crime, occupational and corporate crime, organized crime, political crime, and public order crime. Author Frank Hagan includes a unique one-chapter treatment of criminological theory as well as full chapters on topics often ignored in other texts such as computer crime and the future of crime.

Key Features

  • Provides a comparative perspective with sections on international variations in crime, such as "How does the U.S. compare with the rest of the world with respect to crime?"
  • Includes a chapter on violence that gives full coverage of domestic violence, murder, rape, robbery, and school and workplace violence
  • Examines both occupational crime and corporate crime in the chapter on white-collar crime Features topics long neglected in criminology texts--including assassins, spies, and government crime
  • Offers Crime Types boxes that define and describe in detail the many different types of crime
  • Crime Files in each chapter highlight specific criminal activity, such as the FBI's Ten Most Wanted; Crimes of the Twentieth Century; the Virginia Tech Massacre; Child Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests; the Secret Service Study of School Shooters; the Bogeyman: Online Sexual Predators; Pirates of the Internet; the DC Snipers, BTK Killer, and Red Lake Massacre; White House Crimes and Scandal; and many more
  • Includes a wide range of photos to visually illustrate key concepts--including historical figures and events, international crime rings, and recent high profile criminals and events

Crime Types and Criminals can be used as both a stand-alone and supplementary text in courses such as Introduction to Criminology, Crime Typologies, Criminal Behavior, Crime and Society, Deviant Behavior, Crime Profiling, and many other seminars within the criminology and criminal justice disciplines.

Questions or comments for the author? Contact Frank Hagan at


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About the author (2010)

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato).
He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.

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