Criminology: Pearson New International Edition: A Sociological Understanding (5th edition)
By: Steve E. Barkan (author)Paperback
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For courses in Introduction to Criminology and Crime and Society. Taking a sociological perspective, this book offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Designed in a four-color format, this edition includes a new chapter on classical and neoclassical theories, over 160 recent references and unique chapters on political crime and public opinion, crime and the media. Moving beyond simple "get tough" approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it.
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING CRIME AND VICTIMIZATION1. Criminology and the Sociological Perspective2. Public Opinion, the New Media, and the Crime Problem3. The Measurement and Patterning of Criminal Behavior4. Victims and Victimization PART TWO: EXPLAINING CRIME5. Classical and Neoclassical Perspectives6. Biological and Psychological Explanations7. Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Structure8. Sociological Theories: Emphasis on Social Process9. Sociological Theories: Critical Perspectives PART THREE: CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS10. Violent Crime: Homicide, Assault, and Robbery11. Violence Against Women 12. Property and Crime Fraud13. White-Collar and Organized Crime14. Political Crime15. Consensual Crime PART FOUR: CONTROLLING AND PREVENTING CRIME18. Conclusion: How Can We Reduce Crime?
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