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Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Paperback Engels 2016 9781483389172
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, focussing on the vital core of criminological theory - theory, method, and criminal behaviour. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and how various theories account for criminal behaviour in clear, accessible fashion.

This Ninth Edition is also available as an Interactive Ebook. New to this editionUpdated coverage of terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts, as well as new coverage of emerging criminological methods, such as ethnographies. A concerted effort has also been made to make this text as concise as possible, while still maintaining the breadth and depth of coverage that makes this textTables, figures, statistics, and examples have been updated throughout.

To help better prepare students for learning and to increase comprehensive, Learning Objectives and Pre-tests have been added to the beginning of each chapter. A new Crime in the Media box has been added to highlight the increasing attention to the effect that the media has on public perception of crime. To better differentiate the purpose of the crime files (to demonstrate a specific crime that helps illustrate a concept), many of your favourite crime files from the previous edition are now call Criminology in Context and provide further information on an important concept discussed in the text.

Many of the Crime Files throughout have been updated to reflect recent cases.


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Over Frank Hagan

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato). He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.

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PART I: The Foundations of Criminology
CHAPTER 1: Introduction
Crime and Deviance
Social Change and the Emergence of Law
Crime and Criminal Law
The Crime Problem

CHAPTER 2: Research Methods in Criminology
The Research Enterprise of Criminology
Official Police Statistics—The Uniform Crime Report (UCR)
Alternative Data-Gathering Strategies
Experiments & Evidence-Based Research in Criminology
Participant Observation
Life History and Case Studies
Unobtrusive Measures
Validity, Reliability, and Triangulation

CHAPTER 3: General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Caution in Interpreting Crime Data
International Variations in Crime
Trends in Crime
Institutions and Crime CHAPTER 4: What Is Victimology?
Leah Daigle, Georgia State University
The Nature of Victimization
The Costs of Victimization
Theories of Victimization

PART II: Theories of Criminology
CHAPTER 5: Early and Classical Criminological Theories
Demonological Theory
Classical Theory
Neoclassical Theory
Ecological Theory
Economic Theory
The Theory–Policy Connection

CHAPTER 6: Biological and Psychological Theories
Positivist Theory
Biological Theories
More Recent Biological Theories
Psychological Theories
The Theory–Policy Connection CHAPTER 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories
Major Sociological Theoretical Approaches in Criminology
Anomie Theories
Social Process Theories
Social Control Theories
Developmental and Life Course (DLC) Theories
The Theory–Policy Connection

CHAPTER 8: Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Mainstream Versus Critical Criminology
Labeling Theory
Conflict Criminology
Feminist Criminology
New Critical Criminology
Radical “Marxist” Criminology
Integrated Theories of Crime
Criminal Typologies
Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation
The Theory–Policy Connection

PART III: Crime Typologies
CHAPTER 9: Violent Crime
History of Violence in the United States
Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime
Sexual Assault
Domestic Violence
Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 10: Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
Occasional Property Crimes
Conventional Property Crimes
Arson: A Special-Category Offense
Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals
Professional Crime
Criminal Careers of Professional Crime
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 11: White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
White-Collar Crime—The Classic Statement
The Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime
The History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime
Cons and Scams
Legal Regulation
Occupational Crime
Corporate Crime
Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 12: Political Crime and Terrorism
Political Crime: A Definition
Legal Aspects
Crimes by Government
Crimes Against Government
Crime Careers of Political Criminals
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 13: Organized Crime
Sources of Information on Organized Crime
Types of Organized Crime
The Nature of Organized Crime
Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States
The Classic Pattern of Organized Crime
Crime Careers of Organized Criminals
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 14: Public Order Crime
Broken Windows
Sexual Offenses
Drug Abuse
Societal Reaction
Theory and Crime

CHAPTER 15: Cybercrime and the Future of Crime
Types of Cybercrime
Types of Attacks on Computer Systems
Argot of Cybercrime
Online Predators
Societal Reaction
The Future of Crime
Theory and Crime

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