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NCJ Number: 149903 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy
Author(s): G F Vito; R M Holmes
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 459
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-14886-7
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
20 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is designed to help students of criminology and criminal justice to make the crucial connections between theory and practice, and between research and policy.
Abstract: The introductory chapters cover crime and criminology, the incidence of crime, and elements of criminal law in the U.S. The book presents several approaches to criminological theory including the classical school, biological school, psychological perspective, ecological perspective, and the relationships between social structure, social process, and social conflict and crime. The final section, on crime typologies, focuses on crime and criminal careers, violent crime in the U.S., emerging forms of violence, property crime, public order crimes, substance abuse, organized crime and white collar crimes, and the future of criminal justice and criminology. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Criminology overview texts; Criminology theory evaluation
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