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Introduction to Criminology- Vantage Learning Platform

Introduction to Criminology- Vantage Learning Platform
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

11th Edition

February 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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About Introduction to Criminology - Vantage Learning Platform, Eleventh Edition

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Part I: Foundations of Criminology
ntroduction to Criminology
Research Methods in Criminology
General Characteristics of Crime and People who Commit Crime
What Is Victimology?
Part II: Theories of Criminology
Early and Classical Criminological Theories
Biological and Psychological Theories
Sociological Mainstream Theories
Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Part III: Crime Typologies
Violent Crime
Property Crime
White-Collar Crime
Political Crime and Terrorism
Organized Crime
Public Order Crime
Cybercrime and the Future of Crime

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New to this Edition:
  • Updated research, data, and statistics.
  • Discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic and its relationship to crime and victimization.
  • New sections on emerging criminological theories such as Queer Criminology and the Neurobiology of Trauma.
  • Expanded coverage of campus sexual assault, future and cybercrimes, and romance scams.
  • New methodological tools such as network analysis and photo-ethnography.
  • Updated real-world examples and news events are provided to illustrate the connection between criminological theory, crime types, and the real-world.
Key Features:
  • Comprehensive coverage of the foundational material and often-neglected areas of study introduces students to important topics around organized crime, terrorism, white-collar crime, environmental crime, political crime, and gangs.
  • "Theory and Crime" and "The Theory-Policy Connection" sections in all the chapters in Parts I and II help students understand the integration of theory and crime and its effects on the world around them.
  • A standalone chapter on cybercrime helps students develop a well-rounded perspective of the future of crime.
  • "Crime in the Media" boxes highlight the increasing attention and effect that the media has on public perception of crime.
  • "Crime Files" boxes bring concepts to life with engaging real-world stories.
  • "Criminology in Context" boxes provide further information on important concepts discussed in the text.

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