Key Perspectives in Criminology
This book is an invaluable reference for those new to the field of criminology, who are looking for a clear outline of the major perspectives and traditions found in criminology.
The author has outlined the ideas, concepts and traditions of the key theoretical perspectives that drive contemporary debate. Topics discussed include:
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