Criminology

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006 - Social Science - 698 pages
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This best-selling text provides a comprehensive analysis of criminological theory, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. In this latest edition, the author has updated the text to address the latest topics, and has rewritten it for clarity and impact. This edition provides students with a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN videos, a CD-ROM, and the Internet. And, to help students assess their mastery of key chapter concepts, CriminologyNow''the ultimate web-based student tutorial for the criminology course'is available FREE when packaged with the text. With its updates and array of supplements, the Ninth Edition of CRIMINOLOGY presents a powerful set of teaching and learning tools for instructors and students alike.

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About the author (2006)

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.

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