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This best-selling text provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. In this latest edition, the author has updated the text to address the latest hot topics, as well as rewritten it for greater clarity and impact. This edition provides students with a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN video, CD-ROM, and the Internet. With its many updates and new hot topics, and greater array of supplements, the Eighth Edition of CRIMINOLOGY presents a powerful and exciting set of teaching and learning tools for instructors and students alike.
Table of Contents
Part I: CONCEPT OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY
1. Crime and Criminology
2. Criminal Law and Its Processes
3. The Nature and Extent of Crime
4. Victims and Victimization
Part II: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION
5. Choice Theory
6. Trait Theories
7. Social Structure Theories
8. Social Process Theories
9. Conflict Theory
10. Developmental Theories: Life Course and Latent Trait
Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES
11. Violent Crime: From Street Crime to Terrorism
12. Property Crime
13. Enterprise Crime: White Collar Crime, Cybercrime, and Organizational Crime