Criminology, 1st edition is the most accessible, hands-on introductory textbook on the market. The author uses a unique method for organizing the material in this manageable, 14-chapter textbook. Students will rejoice in the ease with which they can read and review each chapter: Bulleted Lists, Summary statements, a Running glossary, and a Built-in study guide prepare students for success.
Table of Contents
Each chapter begins with an introduction and concludes with a summary. Please note that an additional chapter, "Victimology," is available online at www.ablongman.com/glick1e. 1. Crime and Criminology. 1.1. Introduction: What is Criminology 1.2 Criminology and the Criminologist's Roles. 1.3 Criminology and the Scientific Approach. 1.4 Criminological Perspectives. 1.5 The Nature of Deviant and Criminal Behavior. 1.6 Defining Crime 1.7 Durkheim on the Normality of Crime 1.8 Summary Study Guide Reading 1.1: Crime as Normal Behavior, Emile Durkheim. 2. The Nature and Extent of Crime: Measuring Behavior. 2.1 Introduction: Researching Crime 2.2 Criminological Research and Data Collection 2.3 The Uniform Crime Reports 2.4 Other Ways to Measure Crime. 2.5 Crime Patterns: Characteristics of Criminals and Crime Victims 2.6 Summary Study Guide Reading 2.1: A Professional Thief, Edwin Sutherland. 3. Early Explanations for Criminal Behavior and Neoclassical Theories. 3.1 Introduction: Theories of Crime 3.2 Traditional Explanations for Crime. 3.3 Cesare Beccaria 3.4 Jeremy Bentham 3.5 The Positivist School of Criminology. 3.6 Contemporary Classicism and Positivism. 3.7 Study Guide Reading 3.1: Contemporary Classicism: Deterrence and Econometrics, and Implications and Conclusions, George B. Vold and Thomas J. Bernard. 4. Biological Explanations for Criminal Behavior. 4.1 Introduction: Biological Perspectives 4.2 Criminality and Genetics. 4.3 Biochemical Influences on Behavior. 4.4 Neurophysiological Factors. 4.5 Summary Study Guide 5. Psychological Explanations for Criminal Behavior. 5.1 Introduction: Psychological Perspectives 5.2 Psychiatric Explanations for Criminal Behavior 5.3 Behavioral Explanations for Crime 5.4 Cognitive Theories and Crime 5.5 Personality Theories and Crime 5.6 Summary Study Guide Reading 5.1: Media Violence and Youth, John P. Murray. 6. Sociological Theories I: Social-Structural Explanations for Criminal Behavior. 6.1 Introduction: Structure-Based Explanations 6.2 Social Disorganization Theory 6.3 Strain Theory. 6.4 Subcultural Delinquency Theories. 6.5 Summary Study Guide Reading 6.5: Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures, Richard Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin. 7. Sociological Theories II: Social Control, Conflict, Feminist, and Labeling Theories. 7.1 Introduction: Sociological Theories II 7.2 Differential Association Theory. 7.3 Social Control Theory. 7.4 Conflict Theory. 7.5 Feminist Theory. 7.6 Labeling Theory. 7.7 Summary Study Guide Reading 7.1: Feminism for the Mainstream Criminologist: An Invitation, Jeanne Flavin. 8. Crimes of Violence I: Assault and Rape. 8.1 Introduction: Incidence of Assault and Rape. 8.2 Assault. 8.3 Assault and Abuse in the American Family 8.4 Explaining and Responding to Assaultive and Abusive Behavior. 8.5 Rape 8.6 Explaining and Responding to Rape. 8.7 Summary Study Guide Reading 8.1. The Criminalization of Domestic Violence, Fran S. Davis. Reading 8.2 Violence against Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Toni Nelson 9. Crimes of Violence: Robbery, Murder, Hate Crime, and Terrorism. 9.1. Introduction: Defining Violent Crimes Against Persons 9.2 Robbery. 9.3 Murder. 9.4 Hate Crime. 9.5 Terrorism. 9.6 Summary Study Guide Reading 9.1 : Mass Murder, James A. Fox and Jack Levin. Reading 9.2: Talking to Children About Terrorism and Armed Conflict, Judith A. Myers-Walls. 10. Property Crimes: Larceny, Fraud, Burglary, Fencing, and Arson. 10.1 Introduction: Defining Property Crimes. 10.2 An Overview of Property Crimes 10.3 Larceny-Theft. 10.4 Fraud. 10.5 Burglary. 10.6 Fencing. 10.7 Arson. Study Guide Reading 10.1: Crimes of Fraud, James A. Inciardi. 11. Organizational Criminality: White-Collar Crime and Organized Crime. 11.1 Introduction: White-Collar Crime Defined 11.2 Embezzlement and Consumer Fraud 11.3 Computer Crime 11.4 Environmental Crime 11.5 Explanations for and Responses to White-Collar Crime. 11.6 Organized Crime Study Guide 12. Public Order Crimes: Drugs, Alcohol, and Sex 12.1 Introduction: Criminalization of Drug Use 12.2 Drugs Defined 12.3 Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use 12.4 Illegal Drugs 12.5 Explanations for Illicit Drug Use and Addiction 12.6 Responding to the Drug Problem 12.7 Sex-Related Crimes. 12.8 Summary Study Guide Reading 12.1 Drugs and Predatory Crime, Jan M. Chaiken and Marcia R. Chaiken. Reading 12.2 : Sex-Slave Trade in the U.S., Catherine Edwards and James Harder. 13. Responding To Crime: The Police and the Courts 13.1 Introduction: The Criminal Justice System 13.2 The Police 13.3 Police Organization. 13.4 Police Role and the Future of Policing in the United States 13.5 The Courts 13.6 The Death Penalty 13.7 The Juvenile Justice System 13.8 Summary Study Guide Reading 13.1: Preventing Crime: The Promising Road Ahead, Gene Stephens. Reading 13.2: Reasonable Doubts, Stephen Pomper. 14. Responding To Crime: Corrections. 14.1 Introduction: Corrections 14.2 Deterrence and Imprisonment 14.3 Corrections Today: Jails and Prisons. 14.4 Community-based Corrections: Probation 14.5 Other Intermediate Sanctions and Alternatives. 14.6 Parole 14.7 Release and Reentry Programs. 14.8 Summary Study Guide Reading 14.1: The Goals of Punishment: The Return of Retributivism and the Utilitarian Model, Clemens Bartollas and John P. Conrad. Reading 14.2: Restorative Justice For Young Offenders and Their Victims, Annie Seymour and Trudy Gregorie. 15. Victimology (Available online only at www.ablongman.com/glick1e ) Introduction: What is Victimology? 15.2 Estimating Victimization: The National Crime Victimization Survey 15.3 Theoretical Explanations for Victimization 15.4 Consequences of Victimization 15.5 Victim Rights 15.6 Summary Study Guide