This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on your criminology course.
The second edition provides:
Summaries of key course content, including new sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology
A helpful study skills section with extensive advice on how to write essays and pass exams, including new sections on how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles
Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States
An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites
Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of your studies.
James Treadwell is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Central England
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Introduction How to Use This Book Why Use This Book? Criminology Essentials: Thinking Like a Criminologist What Is Crime? Perspectives on Crime Categorising Criminological Theory PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM The Origins of Criminology Research Methods in Criminology Locating Crime Within the Individual: Biological and Psychological Approaches Crime as External to the Individual: Classic Sociological Theories Contemporary Criminology Crime Statistics and Crime Data Crime and the Media Youth and Crime Gender and Crime Race and Hate Crime Penology Serious Crime Cybercrime Victimology PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS General Introduction Dealing with Theory How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures How to Make the Most from Your Seminars Essay Writing Tips Revision Hints and Tips Exam Tips PART FOUR Glossary Bibliography Index