Criminology (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Author: Tim Newburn
Publisher: Cullompton ; Portland, Or. : Willan Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This is a comprehensive introduction to criminology for students who are either new or relatively new to the subject. This text provides the basis of study for the new undergraduate student of criminology and those who need a foundation knowledge of criminology in other relevant courses. These include access and foundation degree courses run by colleges, university level courses in law, probation, policing,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Newburn
ISBN: 9781843922858 1843922851 1843922843 9781843922841
OCLC Number: 137313524
Description: xxvii, 1019 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Understanding crime and criminology --
Crime and punishment in history --
Crime data and crime trends --
Crime and the media --
Classicism and positivism --
Biological positivism --
Psychological positivism --
Durkheim, anomie and strain --
The Chicago school, culture and subcultures --
Interactionism and labelling theory --
Control theories --
Radical and critical criminology --
Realist criminology --
Contemporary classicism --
Feminist criminology --
Late modernity, governmentality and risk --
Victims, victimization and victimology --
White-collar and corporate crime --
Organised crime --
Violent and property crime --
Drugs and alcohol --
Penology and punishment --
Understanding criminal justice --
Crime prevention and community safety --
The police and policing --
Criminal courts and the court process --
Sentencing and non-custodial penalties --
Prisons and imprisonment --
Youth crime and youth justice --
Restorative justice --
Race, crime and justice --
Gender, crime and justice --
Criminal and forensic psychology --
Globalisation, terrorism and human rights --
Understanding criminological research --
Doing criminological research.
Responsibility: Tim Newburn.


An introduction to criminology that is useful for the undergraduate student of criminology. This book is full of illustrations and is supported by a website.  Read more...
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'At last a truly comprehensive, accessible yet authoritative introductory textbook for students of criminology in the UK and beyond, written by one of our leading criminologists.' Professor Gordon Read more...

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A criminology primer for law trainees, tutors and professionals

by PhillipTaylor (WorldCat user published 2008-10-19) Excellent Permalink

I became aware of Professor Newburn’s new work on both theoretical and applied criminology from BTEC. This book is well suited for the beginner, the professional...
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