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CrimComics Issue 1

Origins of Criminology

Krista S. Gehring and Michael R. Batista

Publication Date - 01 November 2016

ISBN: 9780190207144

32 pages
6-7/8 x 10-1/2 inches

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CrimComics helps today's students understand challenging criminological theories with comics that are fun, engaging, and pedagogically sound


CrimComics offers a new way to approach criminological theory by engaging students with impactful, highly visual illustrated texts. Each CrimComics Issue traces the development of the theory--placing it in social and political context--and demonstrates its application to the real world. The last page of each Issue features review questions and key terms.

Issue 1, Origins of Criminology, introduces students to the two major schools of criminological thought: the Classical School and the Positivist School. This issue discusses the concepts developed by the major proponents of these schools: Cesare Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, and Cesare Lombroso. Other issues include Issue 2: Biology and Criminality and Issue 3: Classical and Neoclassical Criminology.

About the Author(s)

Krista S. Gehring is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Downtown.

Michael R. Batista is a professional freelance illustrator.


"This is a very innovative way to approach theory. It has long been recognized that theory is difficult to teach and even harder for students to grasp, and I am thrilled to see that writers and publishers are starting to think of new ways to handle the subject."--Allison Timbs, Campbellsville University

"CrimComics is a very cool, visually striking comic book that effectively introduces criminological theory to undergraduates. It is really clever in its pedagogical approach, balancing concise and accurate exposition with interesting historical vignettes."--Paul Kaplan, San Diego State University

"I think students will be thrilled to have CrimComics, something fresh and original that has been adapted to their generation of learners."--Anna Devita, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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