- James Treadwell - Staffordshire University, UK
This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it offers students a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on criminology courses.
The Second Edition provides:
- Summaries of key course content, including new sections on 'race and ethnicity', 'ordinary crime', 'global and comparative criminology', 'green criminology' and 'zemiology'
- A helpful study skills section with extensive hints and tips on how to write essays and pass exams
- Useful learning features including a new chapter on 'thinking like a criminologist', covering the differences between theoretical and 'common sense' views
- Recent UK case studies as well as international examples drawn from Australia, Africa and America
- An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and websites
Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers students invaluable advice on how to get the most out of their studies.
Free resources on the companion website:
- Links to free SAGE journal articles
- Practice questions
- Additional tasks
- Links to suggested websites
a great suggested read for students who are preparing for university.
A good introductory text book for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice students.
This is a very useful book which I intend to use for a new module I am designing for September which explores patterns and trends in crime and victimisation. This book will be an essential book for the module as it covers many of the core areas we will be exploring such criminal statistics, gender, youth, race etc as well as victimisation.
This is a nice introductory book which I have recommended to students who are beginning from a foundational level. There are nice summaries of key concepts that students can easily grasp. In particular the study skills section proved popular among 1st year undergraduates.
This book is clearly written, neatly structured and organised, and provides the reader with the key essentials pertaining to criminology in a way that students can easily understand.
Criminology by James Treadwell is a no nonsense essential resource for anyone interested in understanding what is a fascinating area of study.
An excellent intro to the world of criminology - essential for all students embarking on the criminological journey
A learners friendly book which guides students through key concepts and theory in a straightforward manner. Widely informative.
Covering a wide range of topics this book is recommended for 1st year students particularly
this is been really useful for my first years as it provides a detailed overview of some important aspects of criminology.
- Sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology
- Coverage in the study skills section of how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles
- Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States
- A companion website with guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites