Introduction to Criminology
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior
- Frank E. Hagan - Mercyhurst University, USA
- Leah E. Daigle - Georgia State University, USA
“This is one of the best texts I have seen in a while...It makes the world of criminology less daunting and more relevant.”
—Allyson S. Maida, St. John’s University
Introduction to Criminology, Tenth Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, focusing on the vital core areas of the field—theory, method, and criminal behavior. With more attention to crime typologies than most introductory texts, Hagan and 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.
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“This is one of the best texts I have seen in a while. It is comprehensive, somewhat conversational in its writing style, and provides a point of view that marries yesterday and today. It makes the world of criminology less daunting and more relevant.”
“The textbook provides a comprehensive overview and discussion of the key components in criminology. The book is clearly written, covers major topics in the discipline, and is user friendly for students.”
“Text is thorough, well-researched, attractively presented, appropriate for the selected audience, and accompanied by instructor and student resources to enhance the learning experience.”
Detailed, informative, driven by theory and examples.”
“This is a wonderful introduction to criminology that is written in a student-friendly manner. The text and supplemental materials allow for a comprehensive overview of the field and will encourage students to begin to think about areas that they would like to pursue in greater detail in future courses. The book is priced much lower than the competition, yet offers similar or better quality.”
“I would describe this as a comprehensive introductory text to criminology. I would include that this text offers useful instructor resources and includes several resources throughout the text that help to enhance student understanding. "
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminology
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Criminology