This book remains organized around a conceptual scheme, unlike the core of most other books on this subject which use a "crime-of-the-week" approach (for example, a chapter on violent crime, a chapter on organized crime, and so on). This book contains as much material on those crimes as other books, but the material appears in chapters that treat conceptual issues, such as learning to commit crime and the organization of criminal behavior. This edition includes references to current writings in professional journals and books in criminology, sociology, and other disciplines. New material reports on stalking, crime and the racial composition of communities, maltreatment and delinquency, female violent offenders, and effective crime-prevention measures. Also included are references to recent events such as the Columbine High School murders and Abner Louima police brutality case. For anyone interested in criminology and sociology.
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Key Benefit:With a focus on analyzing criminal behavior, this is the best book for anyone interested in learning about criminology.Key Topics: This book provides close attention to the literature on criminology than most other books, citing many sources in journals and other books. The author presents material in the context of topics such as socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal behavior. A complete chapter (6) contains new sections on gender and feminist criminology. Market: For anyone interested in criminal justice and/or criminal behavior.About the Author:
John E. Conklin, professor of sociology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, was born in Oswego, New York, in 1943 and raised in Syracuse, New York. After earning a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1965, he completed his doctorate at Harvard University in 1969 and did research at Harvard Law School's Center for Criminal Justice for one year before taking a position at Tufts, where he now offers courses in criminology, crime and the media, sociology of law, and sociology of sexual behavior.
Professor Conklin's first book, Robbery and the Criminal Justice System (1972), was based on data he gathered in Boston. He also wrote The Impact of Crime (1975), a study of community reactions to crime, and "Illegal but Not Criminal": Business Crime in America (1977). The first of nine editions of Criminology appeared in 1981. Art Crime--a study of theft, forgery, and fraud in the art world--was published in 1994. His New Perspectives in Criminology (Allyn & Bacon, 1996) is an edited collection of papers published by leading criminologists during the 1990s. In 2003, Allyn & Bacon published Professor Conklin's Why Crimes Rates Fell, an examination of the reasons that crime declined so dramatically in the 1990s.
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Book Description Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205307752