Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 August 2021

1128 Pages

10.4 x 7.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198835837

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Second Edition

Steve Case, Kate Williams, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Philip Johnson

  • Written for and speaking directly to students, The Oxford Textbook on Criminology provides an authoritative yet accessible and engaging grounding in all key criminological topics
  • A logical structure supports readers throughout their criminological journey, taking them from their first steps in criminology through to conducting independent research and exploring career opportunities
  • The Oxford Textbook on Criminology equips readers with the information and skills to form their own views. Its consistent emphasis on an active, critical approach is supported by regular 'What do you think?' boxes which aid reflection
  • Academic concepts and theories are set into a practical, real world context through 'Conversations' boxes, which bring in the voices of a wide range of people connected to criminology and criminal justice (including ex-convicts, victims, criminal justice system practitioners, researchers, students, and graduate employers), and 'Controversy and debate' boxes which outline real world controversies
  • The text reflects current criminological concerns with chapters on global criminology (both comparative and transnational), social harm, and green criminology, as well as frequent 'New frontiers' boxes which outline emerging developments
  • Also available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly updated to provide full coverage of today's most pressing criminological issues. The text includes new chapters on global criminology (exploring issues such as organised crime, drug trafficking, people smuggling, cybercrime, and terrorism, as well as the calls for a 'southern criminology'), social harm, and green criminology. Other content has been expanded, including that on victimology, hate crime, racial inequality and criminal justice, and the workings of the criminal justice system
  • The introductory and concluding parts have been streamlined to provide even more practical, focused guidance on beginning criminological studies and applying criminological knowledge to research, careers, and further study
  • In addition to being thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments, every chapter's content has been refined to ensure that explanations, pedagogical features, and chapter structures are as clear and effective as possible
  • Brand new boxed features throughout include additional 'Conversations' with academics, students, lawyers, campaigners, victims, former criminals, and graduate employers within the criminal justice system
  • The updated and expanded online resources include additional multiple choice questions and notes on answers to end of chapter questions for students, plus teaching packs which provide ideas for group activities and help lecturers make use of the book's content in class

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