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Published: 29 March 2012

680 Pages


ISBN: 9780199592708

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Textbook on Criminology

Seventh Edition

Katherine S. Williams

  • The focus on the theoretical aspects of criminology provides an excellent basis for the study of crime, its control, and causes, helping students to contextualise the real-life case studies and examples they will encounter during the course of their studies
  • Features comprehensive overviews of all theoretical, practical, and political aspects of crime and criminology giving students a broad understanding of the subject
  • Well-chosen extracts from primary sources are incorporated throughout the text for students to refer to
  • References to a wide range of authoritative texts and useful websites ensure further study is well directed
  • End-of-chapter questions encourage students to engage actively with the subject, and help to check their understanding of the fundamental principles

New to this Edition:

  • The new edition is thoroughly updated to incorporate further detail on the newer branches of criminological theory. For example, the section on critical criminology is extended, and a new section on cultural criminology is integated
  • Following lecturer feedback, there is a new chapter at the beginning of the book on the study of theory, helping students to move towards thinking 'criminologically'

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