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Criminology, 11th Edition

Balanced, comprehensive, cutting-edge–Siegel’s CRIMINOLOGY, Eleventh Edition, presents an in-depth analysis of all areas of criminological theory and crime typologies. This best-selling text provides you with the tools you need to succeed in your criminology course. Studying is made easier with an array of linked learning tools–chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, key concepts, concepts summary tables, and newsworthy examples that help you see how what you are learning applies in the real world.


Part I: CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY. 1. Crime and Criminology. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime. 3. Victims and Victimization. Part II: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION. 4. Rational Choice Theory. 5. Trait Theories. 6. Social Structure Theories. 7. Social Process Theories. 8. Social Conflict, Critical Criminology, and Restorative Justice. 9. Developmental Theories: Life Course and Latent Trait. Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES. 10. Interpersonal Violence. 11. Political Violence and Terrorism. 12. Property Crime. 13. Enterprise Crime: White-Collar and Green-Collar Crime. 14. Public Order Crime: Sex and Substance Abuse. 15. Crimes of the New Millennium: Cyber-Crime and Transnational Organized Crime. Part IV: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 16. Criminal Justice: Process and Perspectives. 17. Police and Courts: Investigation, Arrest and Adjudication. 18. Punishment and Correction.

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice, and after graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany. After earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Dr. Siegel, currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, and criminal procedure. A court-certified expert on police conduct, he has testified in numerous legal cases.

This is a required text for my Criminology class. I think that it is pretty interesting and easy to follow. It’s up to date and relevant and there are lots of stories in it that have been on the news in the past few years, making it more interesting because I am familiar with some of the cases. It’s easy to understand and not overwhelming.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 11 edition (April 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495912468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495912460
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches

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