Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction, by Schmalleger, Frank J.
- ISBN: 9780131702103 | 0131702106
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/14/2010
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Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction4e is a clear, contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology. Offering a thematic approach that contrasts the social responsibility and social problems approaches to crime theory, the book encourages readers to think critically about the causes of crime.Introduces the field of criminology in the 21 st century with completely up-to-date coverage of sociological theories of crime, terrorism and white collar and high tech crime (including identity theft, cyber-terrorism, computer viruses, hacking and more). Contemporary coverage features breaking crime news pulled from todayrs"s headlines. Part III: "Crime Causation Revisited" expands the coverage of historical and contemporary sociological theories of crime causation. Also features important topics such as (Ch. 3) Research Methods; ( Ch. 15) Criminology and Social Policy; and (Ch. 16) Future Directions.For criminal justice practitioners or those in law enforcement.