Larry J. Siegel Criminology

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Criminology

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9780314045607: Criminology

This comprehensive and balanced introduction to criminology covers data on crime, theories of crime, typologies of crime, and the criminal justice system, with increased coverage of international material. A chapter on the history of criminological theory and a full-color foldout timeline give students a better understanding of the historical development of criminological theory.

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Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He then taught in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for more than 26 years. Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach online courses. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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"I always have enjoyed reading Siegel's texts. I feel that they are at just the right level for the majority of students to fully comprehend. Siegel's liberal use of examples and quotes brings the materials to life, and is not boring or monotonous."

"The tables and figures are outstanding. The figures provide an excellent visual aide to assist in understanding a complex theory. Many students find the study of criminological theory difficult, and the figures are particularly helpful to students who are more visual in their learning."

"Siegel's style of writing is very good. He introduces the writer to the focussed material with citing of court cases that are most recent concerning the topic at hand."

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