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NCJ Number: 194203 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, Third Edition
Author(s): Frank Schmalleger
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 588
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-091795-8
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides an overview of the nature and diversity of crime.
Abstract: Chapter 1 defines crime and deviance, a criminal, what a criminologist does, social policy, and the social context of crime. Chapter 2 provides a history of crime statistics, the patterns of change, major crimes and offenses, and the social dimensions and costs of crime. Chapter 3 explores research methods and theory development of crime. These include the science of criminology, the role of research, methods of research, values and ethics, social policy, and writing the research report. Chapter 4 details classical and neoclassical thought. The major principles of the classical school, forerunners of classical thought, neoclassical theories, punishment, policy implications, and a critique of classical theories are provided. In Chapter 5, the biological roots of criminal behavior are explored, including major principles, human aggression, genetics, human nature, policy issues, and critiques of biological theories. Chapter 6 provides the psychological and psychiatric foundations of criminal behavior. These include the major principles of psychological theories, early psychological theories, criminal behavior as maladaptation, crime as adaptive behavior, the theories of modeling, behavior, attachment, and self-control, insanity and the law, forensic psychology, and criminal psychological profiling. Chapter 7 describes sociological theories and social structure. The major principles of sociological theories, social structure theories, types of social structure theories, policy implications, and critique of social structure theories are provided. Chapter 8 discusses social process and social development, including the social process perspective, types of social process approaches, policy implications, critiques, and concepts in social development theories. Chapter 9 presents law and social order perspectives. Chapter 10 describes crimes against persons. Chapter 11 describes crimes against property. Chapters 12, 13, and 14 present white collar and organized crime, drug abuse and crime, and technology and crime. Chapter 15 describes current crime control policies and philosophies. Chapter 16 assesses the crimes and policies of the future. Glossary, indexes
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts; Criminology theory evaluation
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Crime Causes; Crime causes theory; Critical criminology; Developmental criminology; Sociology
Note: Student Study Guide and Instructor's Guide included
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