Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 16 April 2021

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780198860891

Also Available As:


Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (AG)

This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

New Edition


Seventh 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 fully grasp the subject
  • Written in a clear and engaging style that helps students to understand the more complex aspects of criminology
  • 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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality and navigation features that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated with key developments in the field, including recent research on definitions of criminal behaviour and the effects of economic inequality and mental disorder.
  • Includes recent criminal statistics from the Office for National Statistics

Also of Interest