Criminology

A Sociological Understanding

Author: Steven E Barkan

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134559614

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 8544

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A unique sociological introduction to the field of criminology with award-winning coverage that highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, Sixth Edition, provides a sociological perspective on crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and social inequality as central themes in the study of crime–and major factors in society's treatment of criminals. It pays explicit attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity, and demonstrates their influence on crime. Moving beyond simple “get tough” approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it. The Sixth Edition continues to include chapters that remain uncommon in other criminology texts, and addresses two central themes in the sociological understanding of crime and criminal justice: (1) the degree to which race and ethnicity, gender, and social class affect the operation of the criminal justice system; and (2) the extent to which reliance on the criminal justice system can reduce the amount of crime. Throughout the text, pedagogical features give students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively while making class preparation quick and easy for instructors.

Criminology

A Sociological Understanding

Author: Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134548609

Category: Crime

Page: 448

View: 7014

A unique sociological introduction to the field of criminology with award-winning coverage that highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and social class Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, Sixth Edition, provides a sociological perspective on crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and social inequality as central themes in the study of crime and major factors in society's treatment of criminals. It pays explicit attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity, and demonstrates their influence on crime. Moving beyond simple get tough approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it. The Sixth Edition continues to include chapters that remain uncommon in other criminology texts, and addresses two central themes in the sociological understanding of crime and criminal justice: (1) the degree to which race and ethnicity, gender, and social class affect the operation of the criminal justice system; and (2) the extent to which reliance on the criminal justice system can reduce the amount of crime. Throughout the text, pedagogical features give students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively while making class preparation quick and easy for instructors. "

Criminology

A Sociological Understanding

Author: Steve E. Barkan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133458992

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 8396

Taking a sociological perspective, this book offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Criminology: A Sociological Understanding, 6e, provides a sociological perspective on crime and criminal justice by treating social structure and social inequality as central themes in the study of crime--and major factors in society's treatment of criminals. It gives explicit attention to key sociological concepts such as poverty, gender, race, and ethnicity, and demonstrates their influence on crime. Moving beyond simple "get tough" approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it. This sixth edition continues to include certain chapters that remain uncommon in other criminology texts, including Chapter 2: Public Opinion, the News Media, and the Crime Problem; Chapter 11: Violence Against Women; Chapter 14: Political Crime; and Chapter 18: Conclusion: How Can We Reduce Crime? In addition, the book's criminal justice chapters, Chapter 16 (Policing: Dilemmas of Crime Control in a Democratic Society) and Chapter 17 (Prosecution and Punishment), continue to address two central themes in the sociological understanding of crime and criminal justice: (1) the degree to which race and ethnicity, gender, and social class affect the operation of the criminal justice system; and (2) the extent to which reliance on the criminal justice system can reduce the amount of crime. Throughout the text, key concepts are supported with a comprehensive package of pedagogical material and teaching/learning aids. Teaching and Learning Experience This book offers a unique sociological introduction to the field of criminology. It provides: A unique sociological perspective: Emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it Award-winning coverage: Features topics not covered in other introductory criminology texts Strong pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively while making class preparation quick and easy for instructors

Criminology, A Sociological Understanding

Sociology, Criminology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467204013

Category: Education

Page: 47

View: 2000

Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminology, A Sociological Understanding. In this book, you will learn topics such as CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS, CONTROLLING AND PREVENTING CRIME, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Criminology

A Sociological Introduction

Author: Eamonn Carrabine,Paul Iganski,Maggy Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281676

Category: Law

Page: 428

View: 9493

Covering all the major areas of the subject, this introduction to criminology features specific topics such as the history and theory of criminology and categories of crime.

Criminology

A Sociological Approach

Author: Piers Beirne,James W. Messerschmidt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199334643

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4860

"This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory for criminology courses. The authors take a critical sociological approach, which emphasizes the relationship between gender, class, race, age, and crime. Definitions of crime and the measurement of crime are subjected to a critical analysis that focusses on the social construction of crime and crime rates. The book addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives highlighting the major types of crime and victimization patterns. It is of most interest to those who teach criminology out of a sociology department, those who are sociologists teaching the course out of CJ, or any instructor for whom a critical approach is key"--

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

Author: David Downes,Paul Rock,Eugene McLaughlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198747349

Category:

Page: 424

View: 6943

In Understanding Deviance, Seventh Edition, leading experts David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin examine the major sociological theories behind crime and deviance, covering their development, recent research, and varying perspectives on their explanations of criminality. The authors discuss key debates in depth, challenging students to question assumptions and explore new avenues of scholarship. An extensive bibliography provides references to a wide range of both classic and lesser-known texts.

Understanding Criminal Justice

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Philip Daniel Smith,Kristin Natalier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761940326

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 9351

Providing an overview of the sociological approaches to law and criminal justice, this book focuses on how law and the criminal justice system inevitably affect one another, and the ways in which both are intimately connected with wider social forces.

Crime and the American Dream

Author: Steven F. Messner,Richard Rosenfeld

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285401042

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4128

Authored by Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld, both highly respected scholars and researchers, CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is the seminal work in a major segment of criminological theory. The foundation of the book is institutional anomie theory (an offshoot of Mertonian anomie theory), which the authors posit helps to explain why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rate of violent crime. Featuring a very clear and accessible writing style, this is a theory book that students will actually understand. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Émile Durkheim and the Collective Consciousness of Society

A Study in Criminology

Author: Kenneth Smith

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783082380

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2748

This volume sets out to explore the use of Émile Durkheim’s concept of the ‘collective consciousness of society’, and represents the first ever book-length treatment of this underexplored topic. Operating from both a criminological and sociological perspective, Kenneth Smith argues that Durkheim’s original concept must be sensitively revised and suitably updated for its real relevance to come to the fore. Major adjustments to Durkheim’s concept of the collective consciousness include Smith’s compelling arguments that the model does not apply to everyone equally, and that Durkheim’s concept does not in any way rely on what might be called the disciplinary functions of society.

Understanding Homicide

Author: Fiona Brookman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446223884

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3372

"Lively and engaging, Understanding Homicide impressively fills an important gap in the current criminological literature... an authoritative and readable text on homicide." Keith Soothill, Lancaster University, UK Why do people kill? How is homicide investigated? What are the patterns and characteristics of UK homicide? How can it be prevented? Here is a comprehensive and challenging text unravelling the phenomenon of homicide. The author combines original analysis with a lucid overview of the key theories and debates in the study of homicide and violence. In introducing the broad spectrum of different features, aspects and forms of homicide, Brookman examines its patterns and trends, how it may be explained, its investigation and how it may be prevented. Areas covered include: · the killing of children · multiple homicide (including serial and mass murder, terrorism and corporate homicide) · domestic homicide · female killers · homicide amongst men The book is unique in its focus, coverage and style and bridges a major gap in criminological literature. Whilst focused in several respects upon the UK experience of homicide, the text necessarily draws upon and makes a significant contribution to international literature, research and debate. The text has been written in a style that will be accessible to a wide audience and assumes no prior knowledge. Features to aide the student include study tasks, review questions and annotated suggested further reading, including internet resources. Understanding Homicide is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, psychology,sociology and forensics. It will also be invaluable to academics, researchers and practitioners interested in the phenomenon of homicide and the broader issue of violence.

Law and Society

Author: Steven Vago,Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351762230

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 4248

In the 11th edition of Law and Society, Steven E. Barkan preserves Dr. Vago’s voice while making this classic text more accessible for today’s students. Each chapter now includes an outline, learning objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries. A new epilogue chapter examines law and inequality in the United States as it moves into the third decade of this century. The 11th edition reflects new developments in law and society literature as well as recent real-life events with legal relevance for the United States and other nations. Law and Society is for one-semester undergraduate courses in Law and Society, Sociology of Law, Introduction to Law, and a variety of criminal justice courses offered in departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Political Science.

Criminology

Third Edition

Author: Piers Beirne,James Messerschmidt

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813366555

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 6622

American society's fascination with crime and the increasing availability of jobs in the criminal justice system have made criminology one of the fastest growing disciplines on college campuses. The dramatically updated third edition of Criminology provides one of the most comprehensive and accessible introductions to that course.Piers Beirne and James Messerschmidt's unique text has been praised for its comprehensive and in-depth coverage of classical and contemporary criminological theories, coverage of types of crime, inclusion of a comparative perspective, and the accessible writing style. Criminology also offers complete integration of feminist theories incorporating issues related to gender and race wherever applicable while avoiding sexist language. Attention is paid, as well, to issues of animal rights and abuse.These well-respected authors have now revised, streamlined, and updated the book making it invaluable for undergraduate students. Reorganized to reflect the most widely accepted course organization, Criminology, Third Edition has been completely updated to include the most recent uniform crime statistics including the most recent FBI data available. Each chapter concludes with a list of relevant web-sites addresses and descriptions to provide students with additional research resources. New to this edition, as well, is a system of boxed features that provide “closer look” examples to illustrate the covered material and provide additional points of interest where appropriate. Criminology is available with an instructor's resource manual.

A Sociology of Spirituality

Author: Peter C. Jupp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131718663X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

View: 8835

The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions. This is the first collection of essays to assess the significance of spirituality in the sociology of religion. The authors explore the relationship of spirituality to the visual, individualism, gender, identity politics, education and cultural capital. The relationship between secularisation and spirituality is examined and consideration is given to the significance of Simmel in relation to a sociology of spirituality. Problems of defining spirituality are debated with reference to its expression in the UK, the USA, France and Holland. This timely, original and well structured volume provides undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with a scholarly appraisal of a phenomenon that can only increase in sociological significance.

Criminology Skills

Author: Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198718810

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 9351

Criminology Skills covers both criminological study skills and research skills in one volume, giving you the skills you need to succeed in the study of criminology. A three-part structure covers finding source materials, academic skills, study skills, and research methodology, guiding you through a range of skills and methods which you will need to practise and demonstrate in your degree. Topics covered include finding and evaluating criminological resources, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, preparing for exams, planning a research project, data analysis and much more. Criminology Skills first helps you to establish a strong and comprehensive skills foundation before building to a more advanced level, increasing your competence and confidence with which to approach projects. The text is accompanied by an innovative and dynamic Online Resource Centre which includes practical exercises, animated walk-throughs showing how to use online databases, and activities to help test your understanding of ethical considerations and of the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Criminology

Author: Stephan Hurwitz,Karl O. Christiansen

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838614778

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 5687

This handbook of criminology appears as the second edition of Stephan Hurwitz's Criminology and is based on the third Danish edition of the authors' Criminology, published in two volumes. Lawyers, psychiatrists, sociologists, as well as all criminologists will find invaluable its open-minded discussion of all the basic theories within the criminological field.

Criminology

A Reader

Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761947110

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 3250

This reader provides a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. The editors indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives.

Real Research

Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use

Author: Liahna Gordon

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324877

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2945

Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use by Liahna Gordon is an innovative text that takes a holistic approach to the subject by discussing each step in the research process within the context of a particular method. After an opening chapter that surveys different methods of data collection and the components of research, students proceed immediately to chapters on specific methods. Each of these chapters begins with a description of the method and the logic that underlies it, so that students can see how each step in the research process fits within the logic of that particular method. The chapters then go on to present all of the steps of research as they relate to that particular research method, from writing research questions through analysis. With this format, instructors can begin engaging students in hands-on exercises almost immediately, increasing interest in and comprehension of the material.

Psychosocial Criminology

Author: David Gadd,Tony Jefferson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446234827

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 3837

'This is a well written, thought provoking, and highly challenging book for anyone who claims to be a criminologist or for whom crime is of central concern. It should be required reading on all undergraduate and post-graduate criminology courses. A truly innovative take on some well established criminological dilemmas.' - Sandra Walklate, Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology, University of Liverpool What makes people commit crime? Psychosocial Criminology demonstrates how a psychosocial approach can illuminate the causes of particular crimes, challenging readers to re-think the similarities and differences between themselves and those involved in crime. The book critiques existing psychological and sociological theories before outlining a more adequate understanding of the criminal offender. It sheds new light on a series of crimes - rape, serial murder, racial harassment , 'jack-rolling' (mugging of drunks), domestic violence - and contemporary criminological issues such as fear of crime, cognitive-behavioural interventions and restorative justice. Gadd and Jefferson bring together theories about identity, subjectivity and gender to provide the first comprehensive account of their psychoanalytically inspired approach. For each topic, the theoretical perspective is supported by individual case studies, which are designed to facilitate the understanding of theory and to demonstrate its application to a variety of criminological topics. This important and lucid book is written primarily for upper level undergraduates, postgraduates and teachers of criminology. It is particularly useful for students undertaking a joint degree in criminology and psychology. It will also appeal to critical psychologists, psychoanalysts, students of biographical methods and those pursuing social work training. David Gadd is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Keele University. Tony Jefferson is Professor of Criminology at Keele University.