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Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology

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Description
This is an excellent textbook. A first class resource. 
A Highly informative and engaging book, which provides thorough grounding in the subject and allows the student via directed pathways to extend their knowledge
How do you define become a crime?
Why do people become criminals?
What should we do to prevent crime and deal with criminals?
By tackling these major questions, this book provides an engaging and wide-ranging account of criminology, addressing the theoretical, practical and political aspect of this fascinating subject. Whether you are studying towards a degree in criminology, or studying criminology as part of another course such as law, the clarity of approach makes this a ideal text. You will secure a firm grasp of the fundamental issues of the subject, and gain an appreciation of its thought-provoking complexities.
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Contents
Introduction
1.   What is criminological theory?
2.  Definitions, terminology and the criminal process
3.   Public conceptions and misconceptions of crime
4.  The extent of crime: a comparison of official and unofficial calculations
5.   Victims, survivors and victimology
6.   Influences of physical factors and genetics on criminality
7.   Influences of biochemical factors and of the central and autonomic nervous systems on criminality
8.   Psychological theories of criminality
9.   Mental disorder (psychopathology) and criminality
10. Intelligence and learning
11. The sociology of criminality
12.  Anomie, strain and juvenile subculture
13. Control theories
14. Labelling, phenomenology and ethnomethodology
15. Critical criminology: conflict, radical and cultural criminologies
16. Criminology and realism
17.  Positivist explanations of female criminality
18.  Feminist theories
19.  Terrorism and State violence
20.  Governance, risk and globalisation theories
Envoi
Useful websites
Name index
Subject index
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Author details
Katherine S. Williams
is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Aberystwyth University
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