“Arguably, the complete package. A very good overview of topics and additional learning opportunities together with research articles all in one place. This book is a ‘one-stop shop.’”
“This is one of the best textbooks in criminological theory. It utilizes simplified academic language to explain theories with great depth. It can be used to teach criminology for lower level students as it provides extensive knowledge related the main paradigms in Criminology and can be also used to teach criminological theory to upper level students as it provides in depth analysis, and critical evaluation to theories discussed in each section of the textbook.
“I think this book does an absolutely fantastic job at capturing the balance between “quality vs. quantity” of coverage.”
“An authoritative, accessible and very useful text/reader which offers insight into a range of criminological theories and empirical research. The reader offers a range of historical and contemporary texts, some of which I would expect and others were a pleasant surprise.”
“It’s a succinct text/reader that addresses most of the key material that would be covered in a standard criminology course.”