Criminology: The Essentials

Criminology: The Essentials



Criminology: The Essentials, Third Edition, introduces students to major theoretical perspectives and topics in a concise, easy-to-read format. This straightforward overview of the main subject areas in criminology thoroughly covers the most up-to-date advances in theory and research. In the new full-color Third Edition, special features have been added to help readers think critically about concepts in criminology.

New to this Edition

  • New "Research Snippets" and "Critical Thinking" exercises encourage students to take a deeper look at the concepts presented adn develop a meaningful understanding of the issues.
  • New co-author Cody Jorgensen brings expertise in forensic science, biosocial criminology, and policing.
  • New sections about recent research, topics, and events such as green criminology, convict criminology, and ISIL familiarize students with the latest advances in criminology.
  • "Theory in Action" boxes have been updated to reflect current and interesting real-life cases to help students make connections between theory and modern practice (such as deterrence theory and the death penalty).
  • Statistical information gathered from official sources (e.g., UCR, NCVS, NIBRS) has been updated to demonstrate the most recent trends in criminology.

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Los Angeles

Criminology: The Essentials