I was impressed after reviewing the table of contents that Walsh included separate Chapters on Terrorism and Drugs . . . I felt that Walsh's writing is very sophisticated and better organized with regards to Chapters than [the competition]. I really liked how the interdisciplinary approach is explained and the organization/choice of theories covered…. It addresses Criminology more at the interdisciplinary approach and explains why that is important. I [also] find Sage's [student study site at www.sagepub.com/criminologystudy] to be thorough and easy to navigate. Walsh is a much better value for the price."—Cathryn Lavery, Iona College
This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.
- Offers students the opportunity to learn from the "cutting edges" of criminology: This innovative, interdisciplinary approach introduces students to the "future" of criminology by offering new and exciting insights. The book also includes strong sections on crime policy and prevention that illustrate the practical benefits of understanding theory and how theories guide policy-makers seeking to prevent and control crime.
- Focuses on topics fascinating to students: Chapters on typologies such as violent crime, serial killers, terrorism, drug and alcohol addiction, psychopaths, organized crime, and white collar crime engage students while showing how the theories presented earlier can be applied.
- Presents material in a student-friendly style: Written in an accessible format, the book features many pedagogical tools such as chapter opening vignettes, "Focus On" boxes, summary tables of all theories, a unique photo program, discussion questions, Web-driven exercises, and key terms
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- Offers audio links to public radio shows from the NPR and PBS radio archives including "This American Life," "All Things Considered," "Talk of the Nation," "Justice Talking," "The Online Newshour," and "Marketplace"
- Provides free online video links from the Frontline PBS which are broken up into segments so they can be shown in lecture, varying in length from less than 3 minutes to hour long or more
- Includes interactive quizzes, e-flashcards and practice quizzes, 3-5 journal articles per chapter, and much more!
This core textbook is designed for undergraduate students studying Introductory Criminology in departments of sociology and of criminal justice.
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