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Criminology The Core, 5th Edition

Concise, current, and affordable, best-selling CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Fifth Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage in a succinct, reader-friendly paperback. Author Larry Siegel guides users through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and fascinating examples that help readers truly understand criminological theory. The book effectively uses real-world material to clarify criminology’s concepts and theories. Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it also offers unbiased coverage of even the most controversial issues–enabling readers to form their own opinions.

Review

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 Theory. 6. Social Structure Theory. 7. Social Process Theory. 8. Social Conflict Theory. 9. Developmental Theory. Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES. 10. Violent Crime: Interpersonal Violence. 11. Terrorism and Political Crime. 12. Property Crimes: White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Green-Collar. 13. Public Order Crimes. 14. Cyber Crime, Technology, and Transnational Crimes.

About the Author

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. Growing up in the city, he became fascinated by the effects of social forces on human development and behavior. While attending the City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. His interest led him to attend the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he completed his master’s thesis in 1970. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1975, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University in Boston, where he taught courses on juvenile justice, research methods, and statistics. After leaving Northeastern in 1980, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including more than a dozen books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal procedure, and other topics. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 5 edition (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285068904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285068909
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches

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