A student-friendly, up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology.
Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 8/e, continues to offer students a clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime-prevention strategies. The text’s hallmark thematic approach of social problems versus social responsibility (Is crime a matter of individual responsibility or a symptom of a dysfunctional society?) prompts students to think critically about the causes of crime and helps them see the link between crime theories and crime policies.
Updated with new information, theories, and statistics throughout, the Eighth Edition also includes new stories about Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, and the 2015 mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. A new Annotated Instructor’s Edition is available, allowing instructors to quickly and easily find helpful lecture notes, discussion ideas, and class assignments.
Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, 8/e, is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What Is Criminology?
Chapter 2: Where Do Theories Come From?
Chapter 3: Classical and Neoclassical Thought
Chapter 4: Early Biological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior
Chapter 5: Biosocial and Other Contemporary Perspectives
Chapter 6: Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior
Chapter 7: Social Structure Theories
Chapter 8: Theories of Social Process and Social Development
Chapter 9: Social Conflict Theories
Chapter 10: Criminal Victimization
Chapter 11: Crimes against Persons
Chapter 12: Crimes against Property
Chapter 13: White-Collar and Organized Crime
Chapter 14: Drug and Sex Crimes
Chapter 15: Technology and Crime
Chapter 16: Globalization and Terrorism
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We recommend Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, Sixth Canadian Edition, 6th Edition as a replacement.