9781412970143

Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781412970143

  • ISBN 10:

    1412970148

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/20/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Summary

Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice is an innovative, fascinating treatment of some of the seminal theories in criminology and key policies in criminal justice, offering a detailed and nuanced picture of these core ideas. With a fluid, accessible, and lively writing style, this brief text is organized around major theories, ideas, and movements that mark a turning point in the field, and concludes with a discussion of the future of criminology and criminal justice. Readers will learn about the most salient criminological and criminal justice research and understand its influence on theory and policy. They will also understand the surrounding socio-political conditions from which the ideas sprang and the style and manner in which they weredisseminated , both of which helped these scholarly contributions become cornerstones in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. 

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