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The Oxford Textbook on Criminology

Second Edition


Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, Kate Williams

30 June 2021

This is no ordinary textbook: it converts curiosity into critical analysis, and criminology students into criminologists. Providing authoritative yet vibrant coverage, this is the perfect partner in crime.

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Seventh Edition


Stephen Jones

16 April 2021

Coverage of all the main criminological theories, their history and development in this succinct and engaging introduction

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Forensic Science: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Jim Fraser

27 February 2020

Very Short Introductions

Jim Fraser explains the forensic techniques used in the investigation of crime, such as DNA profiling, toxicology, trace evidence, digital forensics, fingerprints, and crime scene management, and how forensic scientists work alongside criminal investigators and lawyers.

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The Politics of the Police

Fifth Edition


Benjamin Bowling, Robert Reiner, James W E Sheptycki

04 June 2019

A fascinating critique of policing from a team of leading policing scholars.

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Criminology: A Very Short Introduction


Tim Newburn

26 April 2018

Very Short Introductions

From murder to theft to drug gangs, crime and criminal justice affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Tim Newburn considers how we can study trends in crime, and use them to inform preventative policy and criminal justice. Analysing the history of crime, he discusses the role of criminology in crime control and politics.

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Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction


Georgios A Antonopoulos, Georgios Papanicolaou

22 February 2018

Very Short Introductions

This book uncovers the reality of organised crime, considering what is meant by the term 'organised', and discussing the different forms of activities organised crime engages in, from human trafficking to extortion. Offering a global perspective, from the Mafia to the Yakuza, it considers efforts to combat organised crime today.

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Murphy on Evidence

Fifteenth Edition


Richard Glover

25 May 2017

The only evidence textbook to use detailed case studies with supporting online documentation to set the law fully into its practical context.

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The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Sixth Edition


Alison Liebling, Shadd Maruna, Lesley McAra

18 May 2017

With contributions from leading authorities, this is the definitive guide to current criminological theory, research, and policy.

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Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

Seventh Edition


David Downes, Paul Rock, Eugene McLaughlin

24 March 2016

The most authoritative, critical and insightful account; this discipline's leading experts challenge readers to question assumptions.

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Third Edition


Chris Hale, Keith Hayward, Azrini Wahidin, Emma Wincup

13 June 2013

Broad-ranging and stimulating edited collection for first year students

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