An Introduction to Criminology
- Pamela Davies - Northumbria University, UK
- Michael Rowe - Northumbria University, UK
A comprehensive introduction to all the key topics, perspectives, and themes that you will cover when studying criminology and criminal justice.
An Introduction to Criminology provides you with a thorough grounding in the main traditions and perspectives within the discipline and introduces cutting edge emerging themes that will shape criminology for years to come. It features insight from over 30 international experts with each chapter written by leading specialists within the field, giving you an in-depth and authoritative account of each vital area of study, from organised crime and victimisation to life-course criminology, prisons, and youth justice.
- Covers emerging areas of criminology and contemporary issues such as cybercrime, cultural criminology, hate crime, human trafficking, and gendered violence.
- Contains a range of features to help you study, including case studies and questions, student voices and advice, reflective exercises and more.
- Supports lecturers by providing access to a suite of online resources, featuring exclusive video content from the SAGE Video Criminology Collection, critical thinking exercises, multiple choice tests, and sample essay questions.
Essential reading for any student of criminology, this will be a go-to reference text throughout your studies.
An Introduction to Criminology is accompanied by online resources to support your teaching. Find them at: https://study.sagepub.com/daviesandrowe.
Lecturers can log in to access the following:
Each chapter is accompanied by three essay questions which can be used by lecturers in teaching and exams. Also included are points to consider for students answering the essay questions.
SAGE Journal Articles
Access to three SAGE Journal Articles relating to each chapter is provided, which can also be shared with students.
SAGE Videos and Critical Thinking Questions
One SAGE Video per chapter offers valuable insights from a range of Criminology experts and can also be shared with students who can test their knowledge by considering and answering open ended questions related to each of the videos.
Each chapter is accompanied by 10 Multiple Choice Questions. Lecturers can use these questions in their teaching, for exams and to upload to the University’s virtual learning environment.
Great book, not teaching the course this term
An excellent introduction to criminology. Well structured and easy to follow. Ideal for 1st year under grads.
Clear explanation. Appealing visuals for new / foundation student purposes. Content goes much further and will still be valid for level 5 / 6 courses. Reflection sections are good. This is a book which will really benefit distance learning students without regular seminar attendance.
An engagingly presented book with a layout and design that makes it easy for policing students to find information linked to their professional curriculum. I can see this being a well used book by policing students.
Really accessible textbook with easy to access information. Good balance of detail, studies, theory and opportunities for discussion.
A well presented text providing a comprehensive view of key issues and theories in criminology written in a manner that is accessible to all students.
This is a really accessible book for undergraduates with very up to date sources and questions that can be reflected on in class. Structure of chapters was great!
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to significant topics and theories relevant to studying criminology and the criminal justice system. I found the book to be well written east to follow. A great resource which will be added to the reading list.