Criminology is a multi-disciplinary subject – but it doesn’t have to be difficult. This book, complete with case studies and key facts, forms a course which will take you from beginner or intermediate level to having a confident grasp of the subject. The book includes: step-by-step explanations to help you grasp new topics or those that have previously confused you; practice questions throughout, to help you embed your learning and improve your confidence; and detailed case studies to consolidate and contextualise your knowledge – all in one great-value book, no need for extra course books or work books.
Chapters include: What is crime? How do we measure crime? Why do people commit crime? How can we prevent crime? How is crime detected? Serial killers; The crimes of the powerful; Political crime; Organized crime; Why do we punish criminals? What is the criminal justice system? The police; The courts; Trial procedure; Prisons; Youth crime; Punishment in the community; The criminal justice system – is it fair? Victimology; Studying Criminology.
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