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Introduction to Criminology

Introduction to Criminology
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Tenth Edition
Experience with SAGE edge

January 2019 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Introduction to Criminology, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminal behavior, focusing on the vital core of criminology — theory, method, and criminal behavior. With more attention to crime typologies than most introductory books, Frank Hagan and Leah Daigle investigate 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.

Features and Benefits:
  • Comprehensive coverage of the foundational material and often neglected areas of study such as organized crime, terrorism, white-collar crime, environmental crime, political crimes, and gangs. 
  • “Theory and Crime” and “The Theory-Policy Connection” Sections in all the chapters in Parts I and II to help students understand throughout the book to integration of theory, crime, and it's effects on the world around them.
  • Standalone chapters on cybercrime and organized 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 such as . . . 
  • Criminology in Context boxes provide further information on important concepts discussed in the book.
Psychological Theories  
Part I: Foundations of Criminology
Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminology
Crime and Deviance  
Social Change and the Emergence of Law  
The Crime Problem  
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Criminology
The Research Enterprise of Criminology  
Operationalization- Who is Criminal?  
Official Police Statistics- The Uniform Crime Report (UCR)  
Alternative Data- Gathering Strategies  
Experiments and Evidence- Based Research in Criminology  
Participant Observation  
Case Study or Life History  
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?
Nature of Victimization  
Costs of Victimization  
Theories of Victimization  
Victimes' Rights  
Part II: Theories of Criminology
Chapter 5: Early and Classical Criminological Theories
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  
Chapter 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories
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  
Chapter 9: Violent Crime
History of Violence in the United States  
Homicide and Assault Statistics  
Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime  
Typology of Violent Offenders  
Sexual Assault  
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  
Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime  
History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime  
Cons and Scams  
Big Cons  
Legal Regulation  
Occupational Crime  
Corporate Crime  
Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
Chapter 12: Political Crime and Terrorism
Political Crime: A Definition  
Legal Aspects  
Crimes by Government  
Crimes Against Government  
Crime Careers of Political Criminals  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
Chapter 13: Organized Crime
Sources of Information on Organized Crime  
Types of Organized Crime  
Organized Crime Continuum  
Street Gangs  
International Organized Crime  
Nature of Organized Crime  
Money Laundering  
Drug Trafficking  
Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States  
Classic Pattern of Organized Crime  
Crime Careers of Organized Criminals  
Societal Reaction  
Theory and Crime  
Chapter 14: Public Order Crime
Broken Windows  
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  
Societal Reaction  
The Future of Crime  
Theory and Crime  

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