Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy, Third Edition uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine and explain how and why crime occurs. Comprehensive coverage of a variety of crimes and leading criminological theories is provided and supported by new, relevant case studies.
By making the connection between theory, research, and policy, this revised and updated Third Edition demonstrates the relevancy of criminological theory in the public attempt to control crime while providing justice. The emphasis on these three elements with pertinent discussions and examples is what sets this text apart from other criminology titles.
New Material added the the revised and updated Third Edition:
- New Cybercrime chapter provides cutting-edge information on the illegal use of computers and the internet
- New Chapter dedicated to Terrorism
- Includes discussion of elder abuse/crimes and human trafficking
- Provides new information on White-collar crime
- Updated case-studies to reflect relevant crime typologies
- The latest data from the UCR crime report and National Crime Victimization Survey equips readers with reliable and current information.
- Timely topics such as cybercrime, "electronic crime," and terrorism provide new and extended coverage of criminology typologies.
- Discussions on how criminology influences public policy and future trends comprise an all-inclusive review of criminology.
- Theory in Action boxes throughout the text provide notes that relate theoretical premises to real-world cases and events.
- Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, and a detailed summary of important points.
- Instructor's resources will include Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides and test bank
Table of Contens
Chapter 1 Crime and Criminology
Chapter 2 The Incidence of Crime
Chapter 3 Neoclassical Criminology
Chapter 4 Biology and Crime
Chapter 5 Psychology and Crime
Chapter 6 Social Structure and Crime
Chapter 7 Social Process and Crime
Chapter 8 Social Conflict and Crime
Chapter 9 Developmental Criminology
Chapter 10 Crimes of Violence
Chapter 11 Property and Public Order Crimes
Chapter 12 Cybercrime
Chapter 13 Terrorism
Chapter 14 Drugs and Crime
Chapter 15 Crimes of the Powerful: Organized and White Collar
About the Authors
Gennaro F. Vito, PhD-University of Louisville
Dr. Gennaro F. Vito is a Professor and a Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He also serves as a faculty member in the Administrative Officer's Course at the Southern Police Institue, Vice Chair, and Graduate Program Coordinator. He holds a PhD in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. Active in professional organizations, he is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is also the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association (1991) and the Dean's Outstanding Performance Award for Research and Scholarly Activities from the former College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville (1990), the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research from the College of the Arts and Sciences, and the President's Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2002).
Jeffrey R. Maahs, PhD-University of Minnesota-Duluth
Dr. Jeffrey R. Maahs received his BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1993, an MA in criminal justice from Same Houston State University in 1997, and a PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. Dr. Maahs has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Duluth since 2000. His research interests include corrections (probation outcomes, drug courts, prison privatization) and criminological theory, and he has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and agency reports in these areas.