9780135109793

Criminology A Sociological Understanding

  • ISBN 13:

    9780135109793

  • ISBN 10:

    0135109795

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/28/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Taking a sociological perspective, CRIMINOLOGY: A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING, 5/e#xA0;offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Designed in a four-color format, this edition includes a new chapter on classical and neoclassical theories, over 160 recent references and unique chapters on political crime and public opinion, crime and the media. Moving beyond simple #x1C;get tough#x1D; approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it.

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