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ISBN-13 9780135109809ISBN-10 0135109809
ISBN-10 0135109795ISBN-13 9780135109793
Author(s): Steven E. Barkan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 592

For courses in Introduction to Criminology and Crime and Society.         

Taking a sociological perspective, this book offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Designed in a four-color format, this edition includes a new chapter on classical and neoclassical theories, over 160 recent references and unique chapters on political crime and public opinion, crime and the media. Moving beyond simple “get tough” approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it.