Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research and Practice (2nd New edition)

Criminology: Connecting Theory, Research and Practice (2nd New edition)

By: Chris Moloney (author), Aida Y. Hass (author), William J. Chambliss (author)Paperback

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Connections among theory, research, and practice are the heart and soul of criminology. This book offers a comprehensive and balanced introduction to criminology, demonstrating the value of understanding the relationships between criminological theory, research, and practice in the study of crime and criminal behavior. Utilising a range of case studies and thought-provoking features, it encourages students to think critically and provides a foundation for understanding criminology as a systematic, theoretically grounded science. It includes: A comprehensive overview of crime in American society, including the nature and meaning of crime and American criminal law as well as the scientific study of crime, A concise, straightforward, and practical approach to the study of the American criminal justice system and its various components, including individual chapters on police, courts, and corrections, An overview of criminological theory, including classical, biological, psychological and sociological approaches, A survey of typologies of criminological behavior including interpersonal violent crimes, property crime, public order crime, organized and white collar crime, state crime, environmental harm and cybercrime, Concluding thoughts exploring challenges facing criminal justice policy and the future of criminological theory. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes brand new chapters on corrections, courts, criminal law, law enforcement, and technology and cybercrime. It is packed with useful and instructive features such as themed boxed case studies in every chapter, critical thinking questions, lists of further reading, and links to e-resources. A companion website includes PowerPoint slides for lecturers, links to useful resources, and lists of further reading.

About Author

Aida Y. Hass is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Missouri State University. Chris Moloney is the Criminal Justice Study Abroad Program Director and an Instructor of Criminal Justice at the American Center for Study Abroad at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. William J. Chambliss (1933-2014) was Professor of Sociology at George Washington University.


Preface How to use this book PART I: CRIME, CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY 1. Crime, Deviance and Criminology: A Brief Overview 2. Criminal Law 3. How Much Crime is There? 4. Doing Criminology: Research and Theory PART II: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN ACTION 5. Connecting Criminology and Criminal Justice 6. Law Enforcement in America 7. Courts 8. American Corrections PART III: AN OVERVIEW OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORY 9. Crime as Rational Behavior: Classical and Rational Choice Theory 10. Biological Theories: Crime is in the Brain 11. Psychological Theories: Crime is in the Mind 12. Sociological Theory: Crime is in the Structure of Society 13. Sociological Theory: Crime is Socialized Behavior 14. Sociological Theory: Crime is in Conflict Inherent to Society PART IV: TYPOLOGIES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR 15. Interpersonal Crimes of Violence 16. Crimes against Property 17. Public Order Crimes 18. Crimes of the Powerful 19. Green Criminology and Environmental Harms 20. Technology and Cybercrime PART V: A LOOK AHEAD 21. Crime Today, Crime Tomorrow - The Future of Criminological Theory

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  • ISBN13: 9781138888692
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 728
  • ID: 9781138888692
  • weight: 1542
  • ISBN10: 1138888699
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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