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Routledge, Feb 22, 2017 - Law - 1168 pages

Comprehensive and accessible, Tim Newburn’s bestselling Criminology provides an introduction to the fundamental themes, concepts, theories, methods and events that underpin the subject and form the basis for all undergraduate degree courses and modules in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

This third edition includes:

    • A new chapter on politics, reflecting the ever increasing coverage of political influence and decision making on criminology courses
    • New and updated crime data and analysis of trends, plus new content on recent events such as the Volkswagen scandal, the latest developments on historic child abuse, as well as extended coverage throughout of the English riots
    • A fully revised and updated companion website, including exam, review and multiple choice questions, a live Twitter feed from the author providing links to media and academic coverage of events related to the concepts covered in the book, together with links to a dedicated textbook Facebook page

Fully updated to reflect recent developments in the field and extensively illustrated, this authoritative text, written by a leading criminologist and experienced lecturer, is essential reading for all students of Criminology and related fields.


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Whitecollar and corporate crime
Organised crime
Violent and property crime 22 Drugs and alcohol
Understanding criminal justice 23 Penology and punishment 24 Understanding criminal justice
Crime prevention and community safety
Criminal courts and the court process
Sentencing and noncustodial penalties

Biological positivism
Psychological positivism
Durkheim anomie and strain
The Chicago School Subcultures and cultural criminology
Interactionism and labelling theory
Control theories
Radical and critical criminology
Realist criminology
Contemporary classicism
Feminist criminology
Late modernity governmentality and risk
types and trends
Victims victimisation and victimology
Prisons and imprisonment
Youth crime and youth iustice
Restorative justice
Critical issues in criminology 32 Race crime and criminal justice 33 Gender crime and iustice
Criminal and forensic psychology
Green criminology
Globalisation terrorism and human rights
Doing criminology 37 Understanding criminological research
Doing criminological research
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About the author (2017)

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of over 35 books, including: Permission and Regulation: Law and Morals in Post-war Britain (Routledge, 1991); The Future of Policing (with Rod Morgan, 1997); Private Security and Public Policing (with Trevor Jones, 1998); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice (with Trevor Jones, 2007); Handbook of Policing (2008); Key Readings in Criminology (2009) and the Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory (with McLaughlin, 2010). Tim Newburn is currently writing the ‘Offi cial History of Criminal Justice’ with David Downes and Paul Rock, and continues to work (with Andrew Ward) on a book entitled Orderly Britain: How We Solve Our Everyday Problems from Dog Mess to Double Parking .

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