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Criminology (3rd edn)  

Edited by:
Chris HaleProfessor of Criminology at the University of Kent and Programme Co-ordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Cultural and Global CriminologyClose
Keith HaywardProfessor of Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of KentClose
Azrini WahidinProfessor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Nottingham Trent UniversityClose
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Emma WincupDirector of Student Education and Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of LeedsClose
Published in Print: 13 June 2013 Published Online:June 2014
ISBN: 9780199691296
Publisher:Oxford University Press


Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students approaching the subject for the first time. It offers a comprehensive overview of key criminological issues from specialists in the field, enabling students to gain a full and rounded understanding of the subject. The book examines a wide range of topics, including historical and contemporary understandings of crime and criminal justice; different forms of crime—from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who the victims of crime are; and how society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder. The contributions offer clear, accessible introductions to the main topics and issues of criminology. The book includes questions, summaries, further reading guidance, useful web links, and tables and diagrams throughout, which help students to understand the more challenging issues and engage with the key debates. The third edition includes contributions from six new authors from the universities of Kent, Durham, Southampton, Cardiff, and Northumbria. They include a chapter on the emergence, scope, and regulation of cybercrime; and on ‘crime, culture, and everyday life’, an area of growing importance. The book is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre that can be used by lecturers and students alike.

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