As crime continues to be a high profile issue troubling politicians, the public and the media alike, the study of criminology has boomed. Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline, this informative book is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime. Topics covered include: popular myths and the fear of crime crime in the workplace victims, offenders and questions of justice public policy and practice around the world the future of crime prevention. Easy to read, concise and supported by a glossary of terms and pointers to further reading, Criminology: The Basics is a perfect introduction to this important and popular subject.
Table of Contents
1. What is Criminology? 2. Counting Crime 3. How Much Crime?: Challenging Myths about Crime and Offenders 4. The Search for Criminological Explanation 5. Thinking about the Victim of Crime 6. Crimes of the Suites: An Introduction to Critical Criminology 7. A Question of Justice 8. Crime Prevention and the Future of Crime Control 9. Developing your Criminological Imagination
Sandra Walklate is Professor of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Bangor University. Her previous publications include Understanding Criminology (second edition, Open University Press, 2003.