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Introduction to Criminology
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Ninth Edition
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© 2017 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“Not only does Hagan’s text provide a strong foundation for students new to criminology, it also serves as a useful resource, with supporting citations, for those who choose to keep the book for future reference.  I have been very pleased with the text as well as the instructor resources provided by SAGE...” —Dr. Tamara J. Lynn, Fort Hays State University

 

 

Written by active researcher and bestselling author, Frank E. Hagan, Introduction to Criminology, Ninth Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology,  focusing on the vital core of criminological theory— theory, method, and criminal behavior. With more attention to crime typologies than most introductory texts, Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. The methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and the connection between theory and criminal behavior are all explained in a clear, accessible manner. All statistics, tables, and figures have been updated, as have the photographs, supplements, and audio and video packages in the new edition to make the material most relevant for your course.

 

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PART I: The Foundations of Criminology
 
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
Criminology  
Crime and Deviance  
Social Change and the Emergence of Law  
Crime and Criminal Law  
The Crime Problem  
 
CHAPTER 2: Research Methods in Criminology
The Research Enterprise of Criminology  
Official Police Statistics—The Uniform Crime Report (UCR)  
Alternative Data-Gathering Strategies  
Experiments & Evidence-Based Research in Criminology  
Surveys  
Participant Observation  
Life History and Case Studies  
Unobtrusive Measures  
Validity, Reliability, and Triangulation  
 
CHAPTER 3: General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Caution in Interpreting Crime Data  
International Variations in Crime  
Trends in Crime  
Institutions and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 4: What Is Victimology?
Leah Daigle, Georgia State University  
The Nature of Victimization  
The Costs of Victimization  
Theories of Victimization  
 
PART II: Theories of Criminology
 
CHAPTER 5: Early and Classical Criminological Theories
Theory  
Demonological Theory  
Classical Theory  
Neoclassical Theory  
Ecological Theory  
Economic Theory  
The Theory–Policy Connection  
 
CHAPTER 6: Biological and Psychological Theories
Positivist Theory  
Biological Theories  
More Recent Biological Theories  
Psychological Theories  
The Theory–Policy Connection  
 
CHAPTER 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories
Major Sociological Theoretical Approaches in Criminology  
Anomie Theories  
Social Process Theories  
Social Control Theories  
Developmental and Life Course (DLC) Theories  
The Theory–Policy Connection  
 
CHAPTER 8: Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Mainstream Versus Critical Criminology  
Labeling Theory  
Conflict Criminology  
Feminist Criminology  
New Critical Criminology  
Radical “Marxist” Criminology  
Integrated Theories of Crime  
Criminal Typologies  
Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation  
The Theory–Policy Connection  
 
PART III: Crime Typologies
 
CHAPTER 9: Violent Crime
History of Violence in the United States  
Murder  
Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime  
Sexual Assault  
Robbery  
Domestic Violence  
Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 10: Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
Occasional Property Crimes  
Conventional Property Crimes  
Arson: A Special-Category Offense  
Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals  
Professional Crime  
Criminal Careers of Professional Crime  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 11: White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
White-Collar Crime—The Classic Statement  
The Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime  
The History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime  
Cons and Scams  
Legal Regulation  
Occupational Crime  
Corporate Crime  
Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 12: Political Crime and Terrorism
Ideology  
Political Crime: A Definition  
Legal Aspects  
Crimes by Government  
Crimes Against Government  
Terrorism  
Crime Careers of Political Criminals  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 13: Organized Crime
Sources of Information on Organized Crime  
Types of Organized Crime  
The Nature of Organized Crime  
Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States  
The Classic Pattern of Organized Crime  
Crime Careers of Organized Criminals  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 14: Public Order Crime
Broken Windows  
Prostitution  
Sexual Offenses  
Drug Abuse  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
 
CHAPTER 15: Cybercrime and the Future of Crime
Types of Cybercrime  
Types of Attacks on Computer Systems  
Argot of Cybercrime  
Online Predators  
Cyberterrorism  
Societal Reaction  
The Future of Crime  
Theory and Crime  

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site
SAGE edge for Instructors supports teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.

  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Web Resources direct both instructors and students to useful and current web sites, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. 
  • SAGE’s course cartridges provide you with flexible, editable content in formats that import easily into your learning management system. Course cartridges include ­­test banks, Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, and links to multimedia assets ­­to help you build an engaging, comprehensive course. SAGE’s course cartridges are compatible with many popular learning management systems.


Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

  •  A customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics. 
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights. 
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.


“It has a lot of really great features that make it worth adopting.”

Patricia L. Donze, J.D. Ph.D.
California State University – Dominguez Hills

“I am already utilizing this text in my sections of JUS 200 Criminology.  Most of my chapter responses above indicate strengths of this particular text compared to those from the previous text used.  Not only does Hagan’s text provide a strong foundation for students new to criminology, it also serves as a useful resource, with supporting citations, for those who choose to keep the book for future reference.  I have been very pleased with the text as well as the instructor resources provided by SAGE.  I do not imagine that I will change texts in the foreseeable future.”

Dr. Tamara J. Lynn
Fort Hays State University

“[Strengths include] the use of pictures, charts, graphs, tables, and “Crime Files”.  Not only do these resources provide valuable information, they help break-up the pages giving the reader the appearance that they are not reading a boring old textbook”

Robert Roth
Strayer University

“The book is a well-written and accessible to undergraduates. The book reflects important and noteworthy changes that are occurring in the field of criminology and it has great supplemental resources…”

Arina Gertseva
Washington State University – Pullman

I like the book a lot…”

David R. Montague, Ph.D.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

“Comprehensive…easily accessible”

Anita Kalunta-Crumpton
Texas Southern University

“It is comprehensive and well-organized… the Crime File features add much to the material”

Terri L. Earnest
University of Texas at San Antonio

“[Strengths include the] writing style, general content and layout, and online supplemental materials for both students and instructors”

Todd M. Krohn
The University of Georgia

“Frequent references to actual, current cases/examples”

Erica Ross
Cleveland Community College

“Since we already use this text book, I would very likely recommend to committees working on the course that we continue to use the book.  It is working and I don’t believe in fixing something that is not broken if we continue to have some input into making regular improvements and updates.”

Dorothy A. Sliben
Strayer University
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • New Learning Objectives and Pretests have been added to the beginning of each chapter to increase student comprehension.
  • Updated coverage of terrorism and counterterrorism efforts, as well as new coverage of emerging criminological methods, such as ethnographies is included.
  • A new Crime in the Media box has been incorporated to highlight the increasing attention and effect that the media has on public perception of crime.
  • Additional Crime Files boxes bring concepts to life with engaging real-world stories such as The Lindberg Kidnapping and Murder, The “Kids for Cash” Scandal, The Belfast Project, and The Gardner Museum Robbery.
  • Tables, figures, statistics, and examples have been updated throughout to help students understand current issues and trends in criminology. 
  • New Criminology in Context boxes provide further information on important concepts discussed in the text.
  • Crimesolutions.gov is explored in greater detail to show readers “what works” in the criminal justice movement.  

KEY FEATURES:    

  • End-of-chapter Theory-Policy Connections sections tie theory to policy, and end-of-chapter Theory and Crime sections connect theory and criminal behavior.
  • The text provides substantial coverage of white collar, political, and organized crime, as well as various types of violent crime, occasional and conventional property crime, professional crime, and public order crime, and now computer crime.
  • Chapter-ending web research exercises are included, with both web exercises at the end of chapters and web research projects following Crime Files boxes.
 

Sample Materials & Chapters

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