This was a very very difficult decision. This book is excellent in how it goes well into detail on theories. The only challenge here is there is not enough concrete examples to stick the theories to or compare them too. I have found students want to connect theory to specifics so they make sense.
For instance, no chapter on crime, homicide, domestic violence etc.
Chapters on specific topics that introduce the topic then spend some time comparing and contrasting how the theories previously discussed would have really made this decision easy.