Crime & Criminology 6e analyses the causes of crime, while exploring the major theories and perspectives that attempt to explain criminal behaviour in our society. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the major theories and approaches to crime, including classical theory, bio-criminology and psychological positivism, strain theory, labelling perspectives, Marxist theory, feminist perspectives, realist perspectives and republican theory and restorative justice.
Crime and Criminology is an introduction to the causes of crime. The sixth edition explores the key theories to try and explain criminal behaviour in society, providing students with the opportunity to evaluate how criminologists employ these theories in their analysis of criminological issues. This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to include new examples and expand on the new directions in crime and criminology. The book includes learning features designed to engage students in theory and current criminological research by demonstrating how theory can be placed into a modern context or used to frame research. It will provide learning pathways beyond the theory, providing students with the skills to understand their own theoretical perspective and understand the social context, history and concepts behind criminological theory. New to this edition Significant revision to key chapters: Expanded coverage of biocriminological and psychological positivism Chapter 7: Feminist Perspectives Chapter 8: Realistic Approaches Chapter 9: Republican Theory and Restorative Justice A new chapter on Cultural and Postmodern Criminology.
Rob White is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania. Fiona Haines is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Nicole Asquith is an Associate Professor in Policing and Criminal Justice at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University.
1.The Study of Crime 2.Classical Theory 3. Bio-criminology and Psychological Positivism 4. Strain Theory 5. Labelling Perspectives 6. Marxist Criminology 7. Feminist Perspectives 8. Realist Approaches 9. Republican Theory and Restorative Justice 10. Critical Criminology 11. Cultural and Postmodern Criminology 12. Conclusion
Crime & Criminology provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the study of crime. The sixth edition explores the key theories that explain criminal behaviour in society, providing students with the opportunity to evaluate how criminologists employ these theories in their analysis of criminological issues. Written by an expert author team, this twentieth anniversary edition has been thoroughly updated to include new examples and expand on the new directions in crime and criminology. The book includes learning features designed to engage students in criminology by demonstrating how criminological theory can be placed in both a historical and contemporary context and how it both frames and draws from research. It provides learning pathways beyond specific theories, providing students with the skills to understand their own theoretical perspectives and understand the social context, history and concepts of each criminological theory. NEW TO THIS EDITIONSignificant revision to key chapters: Expanded coverage of bio-criminological and psychological positivismChapter 7: Feminist PerspectivesChapter 8: Realist ApproachesChapter 9: Republican Theory and Restorative JusticeA new chapter on Cultural and Postmodern Criminology.
New chapter on 'Cultural and Postmodern Criminology'Significant updates to bio-criminology with expanded discussion of psychological positivismApplying Theory to Practice' assists students to understand how theory is used to frame research and evaluate the ways in which these theories are employed by criminologists in their analysis of contemporary criminological issues
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