A broad and comprehensive guide to the study of criminology and criminal justice at undergraduate level, this book is essential reading for new students. Assuming no prior knowledge, it offers an essential overview to key themes and issues, brings together theory with practice, and provides useful hints and suggestions for developing the skills required to see you on your way throughout your degree.
Features of the book include:
A detailed discussion of the study of criminology and criminal justice in Higher Education,
An overview of theories of crime and deviance,
A discussion as to why and how we punish offenders,
An exploration of the criminal justice system in England and Wales,
A guide to criminological research and the methods and concepts involved,
Examples of original sources in criminology, including key websites,
Tips and advice on skills in criminology and criminal justice, including referencing and the presentation of written work,
A full glossary of key terms.
The new edition has been fully revised and updated and includes a new chapter on theories and explanations of punishment. Each chapter includes a series of `Taking It Further' exercises to encourage well-developed essays and critical thinking. They culminate in a final chapter offering guidelines as to how these exercises might be answered. This book is indispensable for the criminology undergraduate and a benchmark for academic success.
Peter Joyce is currently Visiting Professor of Criminology in the Department of Social and Life Sciences at the University of Glyndwr, Wales. He has published widely in the areas of politics and criminology and recent works include the third edition of Criminal Justice: An Introduction (Routledge, 2016) and The Policing of Protest, Disorder and International Terrorism in the UK since 1945 (Palgrave, 2017).
Introduction 1. The causes and prevention of crime and deviancy 2. Why and how offenders are punished 3. The criminal justice process - an overview 4. How to conduct criminological research 5. Criminology sources 6. The presentation of written work 7. Studying criminology in higher education 8. Taking it further exercises Key terms in criminology and criminal justice policy Index