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NCJ Number: 175964 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Third Edition
Author(s): S E Brown; F-A Esbensen; G Geis
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 720
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explores the context and causes of crime and views the etiology of crime as being the most important aspect of criminology.
Abstract: The first part of the book discusses foundations of criminology, with emphasis on crime and criminology, criminal law and the criminal justice system, the production of crime statistics, and the distribution of crime. The second part describes crime theories, including deterrence, classical and neoclassical, biogenic, psychogenic, social structure, social process, and social reaction theories of crime. Recent developments in criminological theory are also reviewed. The third part examines different crime types, such as violent crime, economic crime, and crimes without victims, and considers current issues in criminology. A student study guide accompanies the book. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology theory evaluation
Index Term(s): Crime Causes; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal law; Deterrence; Victimless crimes; Violent crimes; White collar crime
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