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With an in-depth analysis of all areas of criminological theory and crime typologies, this best-selling text provides you with the tools you need to succeed in your criminology course. Studying is made easy with chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, key concepts, concepts summary tables, and newsworthy examples that help you see how what you are learning applies in the real world.
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Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While 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, and after graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany. After earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there, 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. Dr. Siegel, currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, and criminal procedure. A court-certified expert on police conduct, he has testified in numerous legal cases.Review:
"A clear strength in the Siegel text compared to others I've used is that it gets to the theoretical heart of the matter in explaining the theories, citing current examples of their empirical validity, and providing applied examples that place the particular theory in a real and working context. The Siegel text impresses me in its ability to expose the student to theoretical ideas in an uncomplicated manner."
"...I think the overall lack of student difficulty comes again from Siegel's ability to write clearly and efficiently thus retaining student attention"
"...a comprehensive and current text that presents criminology in a clear interdisciplinary manner that will appeal to those interested in scientific versus ideological academic instruction. The text is extremely readable and visually interesting and should appeal to college students who likely are taking criminology as an introductory course. The text could also be used in an upper-level criminology course depending on what the students may have been required to take earlier in their program of study."
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing. Loose Leaf. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2839052472
Book Description Wadsworth Publishing. Loose Leaf. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2896606405
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