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Criminology: The Essentials 2ed

by James Treadwell SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2012
ISBN:
9781446256091
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Pbk 232 pages
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This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it provides you with a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on your criminology course, and offers invaluable advice on how to excel at your studies.

The second edition provides:

- Summaries of key course content, including new sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology

- A helpful study skills section with extensive advice on how to write essays and pass exams, including new sections on how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles

- Useful learning features including a new chapter on 'thinking like a criminologist', covering the differences between theoretical and 'common sense' views

- Recent UK case studies as well as international examples drawn from Australia, Africa and America

- An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites

Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of your course.

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Why Use This Book?
Criminology Essentials: Thinking Like a Criminologist
What Is Crime?
Perspectives on Crime
Categorising Criminological Theory
PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM
The Origins of Criminology
Research Methods in Criminology
Locating Crime Within the Individual: Biological and Psychological Approaches
Crime as External to the Individual: Classic Sociological Theories
Contemporary Criminology
Crime Statistics and Crime Data
Crime and the Media
Youth and Crime
Gender and Crime
Race and Hate Crime
Penology
Serious Crime
Cybercrime
Victimology
PART THREE: STUDY, WRITING AND REVISION SKILLS
General Introduction
Dealing with Theory
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
How to Make the Most from Your Seminars
Essay Writing Tips
Revision Hints and Tips
Exam Tips
PART FOUR
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

James Treadwell has done a fine introduction job. It’s aimed at students, so if you are thinking of, or have started, a masters degree course in security management, this book lays out the basics to study, and offers tips on how to get the most out of your course and write essays less painfully - which I know is a difficulty (and a fear) for some security managers before MSc courses, after many years out of schooling...This book, like the subject, is about answering life questions. Take restorative justice - what it really boils down to is: if a mother of a 12-year-old caught shoplifting wants her son to stand out in a t-shirt saying ‘I am a thief’, what does the shop do? Criminology is the theory behind your choice.
James Treadwell University of Leicester