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Criminology

Third Edition

Edited by Chris Hale, Keith Hayward, Azrini Wahidin, and Emma Wincup

June 2013

ISBN: 9780199691296

600 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £37.99

Broad-ranging and stimulating edited collection for first year students

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Criminology is a broad-ranging and stimulating introduction that is ideal for undergraduates approaching the subject for the first time. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field and includes a range of learning features designed to help students engage with the material covered.

  • Offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of key criminological issues from specialists in the field, enabling students to gain a full and rounded understanding of the subject
  • Includes questions, summaries, further reading guidance, useful web links, and tables and diagrams throughout, which help students to understand the more challenging issues and engage with the key debates
  • Accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, which provides extra support for lecturers using the textbook in their teaching and valuable additional materials for students

New to this edition

  • Brand new chapter on the emergence, scope, and regulation of cybercrime
  • Seminal chapter on 'crime, culture, and everyday life', an area of growing importance
  • Six new authors from the universities of Kent, Durham, Southampton, Cardiff, and Northumbria

About the Author(s)

Edited by Chris Hale, Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent and Programme Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, Keith Hayward, Professor of Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Azrini Wahidin, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University, and Emma Wincup, Director of Student Education and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds

Chris Hale is Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent and Programme Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology.

Keith Hayward is Professor of Criminology and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.

Professor Azrini Wahidin is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Emma Wincup is Director of Student Education and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

    PART I: INTRODUCING CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY
    1: What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives, Wayne Morrison
    2: History of Crime, Anne Logan
    3: What do crime statistics tell us?, Tim Hope
    4: Theoretical criminology: a starting point, Keith Hayward and Wayne Morrison
    5: Researching crime and criminal justice, Emma Wincup
    6: Psychology and crime, Keith Hayward and Craig Webber
    7: Crime and the media, Chris Greer
    PART II: FORMS OF CRIME
    8: Drugs, alcohol and crime, Emma Wincup and Peter Traynor
    9: Violent crime, Larry Ray
    10: Sex crime, Terry Thomas
    11: Corporate crime, Steve Tombs
    12: Cybercrime, Matthew Williams and David Wall
    13: Terrorism and the politics of fear, Frank Furedi
    PART III: SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CRIME
    14: Economic marginalisation, inequality and crime, Chris Hale
    15: Gender and Crime, Azrini Wahidin
    16: 'Race', ethnicity and crime, Marian Fitzgerald
    17: Youth and crime, Derek Kirton
    18: Crime, culture and everyday life, Jeff Ferrell and Jonathan Ilan
    PART IV: RESPONSES TO CRIME
    19: The politics of law and order, Marian Fitzgerald
    20: The criminal justice system, Steve Uglow
    21: Security, risk and surveillance, Richard Jones
    22: Victims, Pamela Davies
    23: Policing, Trevor Jones
    24: Community Sentences and Offender Management, Anne Worrall and Rob Canton
    25: Prisons, Roger Matthews

Reviews

A first-rate resource with which to study and debate current issues within the subject. - Anna Markovska, Anglia Ruskin University, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 46 No 4, September 2007

Given its scope and the inclusion of study questions, further reading and web links, lecturers will inevitably find this a useful core textbook. - Times Higher Education Supplement

The editors bring together an excellent group of contributions, making this a fascinating read. One of the real benefits is the scope of the material covered, which includes areas often neglected by criminology textbooks. - Times Higher Education Supplement

A very useful compilation of the subject of criminology for undergraduates and people studying criminology, particularly for the first time. - Dr. Lystra Hagley-Dickinson, British Journal of Criminology Newsletter 2006

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