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Published: 26 April 2018

160 Pages | 14 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199643257

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Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Tim Newburn

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers how criminology can be used to measure crime, and evaluate the effectiveness of preventative measures
  • Looks at responses to crime, considering how criminal justice tends to be organised and operate
  • Analyses the factors other than policing, courts, and punishment which contribute to the everyday orderliness of our society
  • Discusses how the study of trends in crime can be used to inform preventative policy and criminal justice.
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide