Criminological theories: understanding crime in America
Criminological Theories introduces criminal justice professionals and students to a general, but comprehensive look at criminological theories. Using professional jargon in an easy-to-read format, this book provides the reader with a clearer understanding of the insights provided by criminological theories.
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What is Theory
Measuring the Extent of Crime
The National IncidentBased Reporting System NIBRS
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