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ISBN-10 0135044936ISBN-13 9780135044933
ISBN-10 0205608965ISBN-13 9780205608966
Author(s): John E. Conklin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 504

For courses in Criminology.

Unique in its approach, this book introduces students to criminology by examining broad-based concepts instead of just types of crimes. Using an extensive research base, the author discusses concepts such as social control and neutralization of the law; factors that facilitate crime; criminal careers; and the organization of criminal behavior. Real-life examples and special feature boxes appear throughout and address crime and the media, crime on campus, cross-cultural perspectives and critical issues. Figures, tables and in-depth review questions are included and help students understand the common social process among all types of crime.