9781422463321

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, 7th Edition

Brown, Stephen E.; Esbensen, Finn-Aage

ISBN 10: 142246332X / 1-4224-6332-X
ISBN 13: 9781422463321
Publisher: LexisNexis / Anderson
Publication Date: 2010
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Seventh Edition, provides an introduction to crime and its underlying theories. It also seeks to present evidence and stimulate critical thought on a range of criminological perspectives.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I discusses the foundations for the study of criminology, exploring crime, its context, and its causes. It highlights three important issues: the relativity of crime, the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology, and the influence of ideology on explanations of crime and on crime policy. Part II deals with criminological theory, covering deterrence and rational choice theories, biogenic and psychogenic theories, social structure theories, social process theories, social reaction theories, and developments in criminological theory. Part III explains the different forms of criminal activity, focusing on three types of crime: violent, economic, and victimless. Violent and economic crimes include "street crimes,” such as robbery, burglary, and rape, and widespread and harmful "white collar” crime. Offenses that can be classified as "victimless” are those where the parties engage in the criminal behavior voluntarily, such as prostitution and drug use.
  • Comprehensive introductory text, emphasizing the ideology of crime.
  • Boxes throughout each chapter highlight the text with figures, features and highlights.
  • Each chapter concludes with key terms and concepts, key criminologists, key cases.

Review:

This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and causes of crime.

The organization of the text reflects the fact that the etiology of crime must be at the heart of criminology. It examines contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of human behavior often neglected by criminologists.

Extensive discussion of evolving laws are included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book.

  • Comprehensive introductory text, emphasizing the ideology of crime.
  • Boxes throughout each chapter highlight the text with figures, features and highlights.
  • Each chapter concludes with key terms and concepts, key criminologists, key cases.

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