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NCJ Number: 166679 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior, Third Edition
Author(s): F E Hagan
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 636
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8304-1351-0
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This criminology overview text avoids the overly legal and crime control orientation of many recent texts and focuses on scientific research in criminology, crime and deviance, social change and the emergence of law, consensus versus conflict, and criminal law.
Abstract: The first chapter begins with a general introduction to the study of criminology, while the second chapter examines research methods used to study crime and criminals. Subsequent chapters cover general characteristics of crime and criminals and criminological theory. Specific attention is paid to violent, property, professional, occupational, organizational-corporate, political, organized, and public order crimes. The text also looks at crime costs, police statistics and uniform crime reporting, victim surveys, crime rate variations, gender differences in criminality, the link between social class and crime, urban-rural differences in crime, and criminal typologies. The future of crime is discussed in terms of crime prevention initiatives, the drug war, and criminal justice and crime control policies. An overview of the criminal justice system is appended. References, tables, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Corporate crimes; Course materials; Crime control policies; Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal justice research; Criminal justice system policy; Criminology theory evaluation; Organized crime; Political crimes; Property crimes; Sociological analyses; Violent crimes
Note: Nelson-Hall Series in Sociology
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