Unique in its approach, this book introduces students to criminology by examining broad-based concepts instead of just types of crimes. Using an extensive research base, the author discusses concepts such as social control and neutralization of the law; factors that facilitate crime; criminal careers; and the organization of criminal behavior. Real-life examples and special feature boxes appear throughout and address crime and the media, crime on campus, cross-cultural perspectives and critical issues. Figures, tables and in-depth review questions are included and help students understand the common social process among all types of crime.
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This successful text thoroughly examines specific crimes and criminals and gives students the tools to analyze criminal behavior. Conklin's Criminology looks at crime in a broad context, examining socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal activity. This distinctive approach offers students a uniquely broad-based perspective and advances the overall understanding of crime. This new edition includes up-to-date and topical material -- e.g. the motives of suicide bombers and looting after the 2004 tsunami -- to engage students and demonstrate the relevance of criminology in contemporary society.From the Back Cover:
Now in its tenth edition, Criminology continues to examine crime in a broad context, looking closely at the socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal behavior. This distinctive approach offers readers a uniquely broad-based perspective and advances the overall understanding of crime.
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Book Description Macmillan USA, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0023238011