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Published: 06 April 2017

472 Pages


ISBN: 9780198768968

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Sixth Edition

Stephen Jones

  • Comprehensive yet succinct introduction to the leading sociological and psychological theories of crime and deviance, providing the firm foundation of knowledge that students need to obtain a full understanding of the subject
  • Takes full account of the historical background of contemporary theories, helping to explain both the form and timing of their development
  • Thoroughly referenced, providing plenty of opportunity for further reading for those interested in researching the area in more detail
  • Written in a clear and engaging style that helps students to understand the more complex aspects of criminology

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated and expanded with key developments in the field, including recent research on definitions of criminal behaviour, crime and the environment, and the implication of the media's portrayal of crime
  • Includes recent criminal statistics from the Office for National Statistics

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