Oxford University Press, 2005 - Law - 594 pages
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
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
introducing crime and criminology
History of crime
What do crime statistics tell us?
31 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
activity alcohol anti-social behaviour approach areas argued British British Crime Survey cent chapter community sentences contemporary corporate crime court crime control crime statistics crime victimization criminal behaviour criminal justice system critical Cullompton Cultural Criminology debate deviance drug economic England and Wales ethnic everyday example factors female Ferrell forms gender groups Home Office incidents increased individual involved issues Journal labelling theory Labour left realists levels London male masculinity mass media moral panic National Probation Service Offender Profiling organized crime Oxford University Press person perspective police political practices problem programmes property crime prosecution psychology punishment Reiner relationship responses REVIEW QUESTIONS risk role Routledge Sage sentences sex offenders Sexual Offences social control society Sociology sociology of deviance subcultures suggests surveillance terrorism understanding violence Willan women young youth justice