Criminology

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Oxford University Press, Mar 30, 2017 - Criminology - 1024 pages
CRIMINOLOGY. Thorough. Engaging. Distinctive.

'From the moment you begin to study criminology, you should consider yourself a criminologist'
Stephen Case, chapter 2

Criminology is a core, introductory textbook that takes students further. From the first chapter, students are encouraged to regard themselves as producers of criminological knowledge. Starting from the basics, the book takes students on a journey through the subject. This begins with what crime is and the theories that try to explain it, through society's response to crime, and ultimately to how to carry out independent research and plan first steps in a career.

The critical, applied approach is emphasized through some of the many features that are integrated throughout the book. These include conversations with authentic voices from the field, compelling personal insights from the authors, and challenges to students to question assumptions, apply knowledge and critically reflect on their personal viewpoints.

The ultimate goal behind Criminology is a bold, important, and ambitious one. Both student-focused and research engaged, the purpose of the book is to contribute towards producing the next generation of criminologists who are switched-on, excited, active, and - above all - critical.

Online Resource Centre

Criminology is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing the following resources:

- Selected further readings and web links
- Mini video lectures from the authors
- Recordings of discussions between the authors on key areas of debate

 

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Contents

PART 1 JOURNEYING INTO CRIMINOLOGY
3
PART 2 EXPLORING CRIME
53
PART 3 EXPLAINING CRIME
313
PART 4 RESPONDING TO CRIME
551
PART 5 BECOMING A RESEARCHER OF CRIMINOLOGY
769
GLOSSARY
869
BIBLIOGRAPHY
879
INDEX
909
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About the author (2017)


Stephen Case, Professor of Criminology, University of Loughborough, Philip Johnson, Criminology Lecturer and Academic Subject Leader, Blackburn College, David Manlow, Principal Lecturer in Criminology, University of Westminster, Roger Smith, Professor of Social Work, Durham University, Katherine Williams, Senior Lecturer in Criminology,

Stephen Case is Professor of Criminology at Loughborough University

Philip Johnson lectures in, and is Academic Subject Leader for, Criminology at Blackburn College

David Manlow is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Westminster

Roger Smith is Professor of Social Work at Durham University

Katherine Williams is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Aberystwyth University, and Deputy Director of the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice

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