9780335229147

Key Perspectives in Criminology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780335229147

  • ISBN 10:

    033522914X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/01/2009
  • Publisher: Open University Press

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Summary

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: .. Anomie theory. Classical criminology. Critical criminology. Labelling theory. Positivism. Post-modernism. Subcultural theory ..Key Perspectives in Criminologyis not simply a dictionary of criminology, but a welcome introduction for those with a genuine interest in the terms, concepts, themes and debates in the field..

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