The ninth edition of Introduction to Criminology provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of lawmaking, lawbreaking, and reactions to crime. Both classic and contemporary theories of the causes of crime are discussed and critiqued. Special attention is given to critical theories of crime and to general theories. The latest crime statistics, research, and theorizing are fully integrated throughout the text and the innovative epilogue provides students with the tools to actually apply criminological theory to real life events. New to this edition: -Thoroughly updated throughout including statistics, studies, and theories in criminology. -The discussions of drugs, prostitution, and organized crime are now together in one chapter (chapter 7). -New chapters have been added on critical theories (chapter 14) and biological, psychological, and evolutionary explanations of crime (chapter 11). -More illustrations and examples of crime from popular culture have been added throughout the text in an effort to help students make stronger intellectual connections to the material. -A new epilogue has been added that will help students think through common criminological issues and questions they are likely to encounter in everyday conversation.
David Kauzlarich is associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and the author of Crimes Of The American Nuclear State: At Home and Abroad. Hugh D. Barlow is professor emeritus of sociology and criminal justice studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the author of Dead for Good: Martyrdom and the Rise of the Suicide Bomber.
Chapter 1: Crime and Criminality Chapter 2: Crime Data and the Methods of Criminology Chapter 3: Violent Crime Chapter 4: Violence against Women and Children Chapter 5: Nonviolent Theft Chapter 6: White-Collar Crime Chapter 7: Drugs, Prostitution, and Organized Crime Chapter 8: Criminology and Criminal Justice Chapter 9: Criminological Theory: Roots and Branches Chapter 10: Classical and Rational Choice Theories Chapter 11: Biological, Psychological, and Evolutionary Theories of Crime 12 Chapter 12: Social Structural Theories of Crime Chapter 13: Social Process Theories of Crime Chapter 14: Critical Theories of Crime Chapter 15: General and Integrated Theories of Crime Chapter 16 Epilogue Criminological Theory