This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, focussing on the vital core of criminological theory - theory, method, and criminal behaviour. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and how various theories account for criminal behaviour in clear, accessible fashion.
This Ninth Edition is also available as an Interactive Ebook.
New to this edition
Updated coverage of terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts, as well as new coverage of emerging criminological methods, such as ethnographies.
A concerted effort has also been made to make this text as concise as possible, while still maintaining the breadth and depth of coverage that makes this text
Tables, figures, statistics, and examples have been updated throughout.
To help better prepare students for learning and to increase comprehensive, Learning Objectives and Pre-tests have been added to the beginning of each chapter.
A new Crime in the Media box has been added to highlight the increasing attention to the effect that the media has on public perception of crime.
To better differentiate the purpose of the crime files (to demonstrate a specific crime that helps illustrate a concept), many of your favourite crime files from the previous edition are now call Criminology in Context and provide further information on an important concept discussed in the text.
Many of the Crime Files throughout have been updated to reflect recent cases.
Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato). He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.
PART I: The Foundations of Criminology CHAPTER 1: Introduction Criminology Crime and Deviance Social Change and the Emergence of Law Crime and Criminal Law The Crime Problem CHAPTER 2: Research Methods in Criminology The Research Enterprise of Criminology Official Police Statistics-The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Alternative Data-Gathering Strategies Experiments & Evidence-Based Research in Criminology Surveys Participant Observation Life History and Case Studies Unobtrusive Measures Validity, Reliability, and Triangulation CHAPTER 3: General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals Caution in Interpreting Crime Data International Variations in Crime Trends in Crime Institutions and Crime CHAPTER 4: What Is Victimology? Leah Daigle, Georgia State University The Nature of Victimization The Costs of Victimization Theories of Victimization PART II: Theories of Criminology CHAPTER 5: Early and Classical Criminological Theories Theory Demonological Theory Classical Theory Neoclassical Theory Ecological Theory Economic Theory The Theory-Policy Connection CHAPTER 6: Biological and Psychological Theories Positivist Theory Biological Theories More Recent Biological Theories Psychological Theories The Theory-Policy Connection CHAPTER 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories Major Sociological Theoretical Approaches in Criminology Anomie Theories Social Process Theories Social Control Theories Developmental and Life Course (DLC) Theories The Theory-Policy Connection CHAPTER 8: Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories Mainstream Versus Critical Criminology Labeling Theory Conflict Criminology Feminist Criminology New Critical Criminology Radical "Marxist" Criminology Integrated Theories of Crime Criminal Typologies Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation The Theory-Policy Connection PART III: Crime Typologies CHAPTER 9: Violent Crime History of Violence in the United States Murder Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime Sexual Assault Robbery Domestic Violence Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 10: Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional Occasional Property Crimes Conventional Property Crimes Arson: A Special-Category Offense Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals Professional Crime Criminal Careers of Professional Crime Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 11: White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate White-Collar Crime-The Classic Statement The Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime The History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime Cons and Scams Legal Regulation Occupational Crime Corporate Crime Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 12: Political Crime and Terrorism Ideology Political Crime: A Definition Legal Aspects Crimes by Government Crimes Against Government Terrorism Crime Careers of Political Criminals Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 13: Organized Crime Sources of Information on Organized Crime Types of Organized Crime The Nature of Organized Crime Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States The Classic Pattern of Organized Crime Crime Careers of Organized Criminals Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 14: Public Order Crime Broken Windows Prostitution Sexual Offenses Drug Abuse Societal Reaction Theory and Crime CHAPTER 15: Cybercrime and the Future of Crime Types of Cybercrime Types of Attacks on Computer Systems Argot of Cybercrime Online Predators Cyberterrorism Societal Reaction The Future of Crime Theory and Crime