John E. Conklin Criminology, Eighth Edition

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Criminology, Eighth Edition

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What do conventional crime, white-collar crime, and organized crime have in common? Quite simply, the sociological basis and social process of the crime. That's why, in Criminology, John Conklin has organized his study of crime around conceptual topics such as learning to commit crime and the organization of criminal behavior , rather than around types of crime. This approach will help you understand the role that all types of crime play in our society-and the role our society plays in crime.

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A unique approach...a rich history...the most current coverage of the issues that touch our lives every day...

Criminology thoroughly examines crime in a broad context, examining 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. The eighth edition includes new and expanded coverage of topics ranging from corporate accounting scandals to changing attitudes toward the death penalty. Additionally, the international scope of the book has been broadened; new Cross-Cultural Perspectives boxes help readers compare and contrast American society with societies around the globe.

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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