Crime & Justice: A Guide to Criminology 4th Edition

Crime & Justice: A Guide to Criminology 4th Edition

By Marinella Marmo, Willem de Lint, Darren Palmer


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Date: 24/10/2011

Code: 9780455228600

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Crime and Justice: a Guide to Criminology has been for many years a leading Australian textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students approaching this subject for the first time. The contributors are well known research academics in Australia who contribute to the criminological debate at national and international levels.

Fully revised and updated, this 4th edition offers a comprehensive guide in criminal justice and criminology that is well suited to a dual-semester approach. It covers a wide range of topics including: different forms of crimes – from street crime to state crime and international crimes; who commits crimes and who are the victims of crimes; and how society responds to crime. This book offers a balance between critical and administrative criminological traditions to add to the discourse of crime and justice in the twenty-first century.

This 4th edition, with 22 new authors and 15 returning authors, features 6 new chapters. This revised edition offers clear, accessible material, with a number of relevant and up-to-date case studies, examples, tables and images. It also includes further readings and questions at the end of each chapter. The section dedicated to national and international research resources has been updated to help students identify quality online sources for their research components.

Crime and Justice: a Guide to Criminology, 4th Edition is essential reading for students in criminal justice, criminology, penology, policing, sociology, justice and society studies and legal, studies as well as for practitioners who are interested in these areas. 

Marinella Marmo, Flinders University
Willem de Lint, Flinders University
Darren Palmer, Deakin University

Table of Contents

1. What is Crime and Who is the Criminal?
2. The Distribution of Crime over Populations, Space and Time
3. Crime and the Media
4. Individual Explanations for Crime
5. Social Explanations for Crime
6. Youth and Crime
7. Crime in the Streets
8. Crime and the Home
9. White Collar and Corporate Crime
10. Environmental Crime (new chapter)
11. State Crime (new chapter)
12. Cyber Crime
13. Crimes Across Borders
14. International Crimes (new chapter)
15. Inequalities of Crime
16. Extending Explanations of Crime (new chapter)
17. Aims of the Criminal Justice System
18. Policing and Law Enforcement
19. The Criminal Process
20. Innovative Justice Processes
21. Imprisonment and Detention
22. Community-Based Corrections
23. Crime Prevention and Reduction
24. Victims
25. Experts, Lay People and Forensics (new chapter)
26. Transnational Policing
27. Failures of Justice
28. Criminal Justice and Human Rights (new chapter)
29. National and International Research Resources (new chapter)

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