Criminology

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Chris Hale
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Law - 594 pages
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Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime and criminality. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students coming to the subject for the first time. The book covers a wide range of topics: the historical and contemporary understandings of crime andcriminal justice; different forms of crime - from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions to the book offer clear, accessible introductions to the main topics and issues of criminology, and the book includes questions, summaries, key concepts, further reading, and tables and diagrams throughout. Online Resource Centre: Lecturer resources: DT Lecture notes, by chapter DT Powerpoint slides to accompany lecture notes, by chapter Student resources: DT Updates DT Chapter synopses DT Bonus materials DT Annotated Further readingDT Glossary DT Web links Test Bank: DT A testbank of approximately 300 multiple choice with answers and feedback, corresponding to each chapter of the book

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Contents

introducing crime and criminology
1
History of crime
21
What do crime statistics tell us?
39
Copyright

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Chris Hale is Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent. His research interests include the politics of crime and punishment, the relationship between crime, punishment and the economy, fear of crime, policing strategies andethnic minorities experiences of crime and the criminal justice system. He is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Punishment and Society, and The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Dr Keith Hayward is Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Policy,Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent. Whilst his primary research interest is criminological theory he has also published in the areas of social theory, youth crime, popular culture and terrorism. Dr Azrini Wahidin is Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University ofCentral England. She has written extensively in the field of elders in the criminal justice system. Dr Wahidin is on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Criminology and on the Management Committee for Women in Prison Dr Emma Wincup is Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice at theUniversity of Leeds and was previously Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent. Her current research interests include probation practice, drug use, youth crime and qualitative research. Dr Wincup is also co-editor of the Journal of Social Policy and reviews editor for CriminalJustice.

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