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As crime continues to be a high profile issue troubling politicians, the public and the media alike, the study of criminology has boomed. Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, Criminology: The Basics is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime. Topics covered in this new edition include:
Easy to read, concise and supported by a glossary of terms and pointers to further reading, Criminology: The Basics is a perfect introduction to this important and popular subject.
List of Figures and Tables. Acknowledgements. Preface 1. What is Criminology? 2. Counting Crime 3. How Much Crime? Challenging Myths about Crime and Offenders 4. The Search for Criminological Explanation 5. Thinking about the Victim of Crime 6. Crimes of the Suites: An Introduction To Critical Criminology 7. A Question of Justice 8. Crime Prevention and the Future of Crime Control 9. Developing your Criminological Imagination. Glossary of Terms. Appendix. Bibliography
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.
Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.