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Introduction to Criminology
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Introduction to Criminology
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

11th Edition


February 2023 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Recipient of the 2024 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) McGuffey Longevity Award  
This award recognizes textbooks and learning materials that have demonstrated excellence over time.

The Eleventh Edition of bestselling Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminal behavior with a focus on the core of criminology – theory, method, and criminal behavior. In a clear and accessible manner, authors Frank E. Hagan and Leah E. Daigle present readers with detailed explanations of criminal behavior; examine various forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime; the effects on society and policy decisions; and the connection between theory and criminal behavior.

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Part I: Foundations of Criminology
 
Chapter 1 · Introduction to Criminology
 
Chapter 2 · Research Methods in Criminology
 
Chapter 3 · General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
 
Chapter 4 · What Is Victimology?
 
Part II: Theories of Criminology
 
Chapter 5 · Early and Classical Criminological Theories
 
Chapter 6 · Biological and Psychological Theories
 
Chapter 7 · Sociological Mainstream Theories
 
Chapter 8 · Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
 
Part III: Crime Typologies
 
Chapter 9 · Violent Crime
 
Chapter 10 · Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
 
Chapter 11 · White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
 
Chapter 12 · Political Crime and Terrorism
 
Chapter 13 · Organized Crime
 
Chapter 14 · Public Order Crime
 
Chapter 15 · Cybercrime and the Future of Crime

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Too elevated for college freshmen.

Ms Frances Eucharia Ohanenye
Arts Humanities English Dept, Houston CC-Katy Campus
February 1, 2024
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Select the Vantage tab on this page to learn more.
  • Updated research, data, and statistics.
  • Discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic and its relationship to crime and victimization.
  • New sections on emerging criminological theories such as Queer Criminology and the Neurobiology of Trauma.
  • Expanded coverage of campus sexual assault, future and cybercrimes, and romance scams.
  • New methodological tools such as network analysis and photo-ethnography.
  • Updated real-world examples and news events are provided to illustrate the connection between criminological theory, crime types, and the real-world.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Comprehensive coverage of the foundational material and often-neglected areas of study introduces students to important topics around organized crime, terrorism, white-collar crime, environmental crime, political crime, and gangs.
  • "Theory and Crime" and "The Theory-Policy Connection" sections in all the chapters in Parts I and II help students understand the integration of theory and crime and its effects on the world around them.
  • A standalone chapter on cybercrime helps students develop a well-rounded perspective of the future of crime.
  • "Crime in the Media" boxes highlight the increasing attention and effect that the media has on public perception of crime.
  • "Crime Files" boxes bring concepts to life with engaging real-world stories.
  • "Criminology in Context" boxes provide further information on important concepts discussed in the text.

The eleventh edition of Introduction to Criminology attempts to honor the past of criminology while adding new material from contemporary 21st-century crime and criminology. In addition to updating all statistics, this edition features discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic and its relationship to crime and victimization. In addition, new sections on emerging criminological theories such as Queer Criminology and the Neurobiology of Trauma are included. Readers will also find expanded coverage of campus sexual assault, future and cybercrimes, and romance scams as well as new methodological tools such as network analysis and photo-ethnography. Updated real-world examples and news events are provided to illustrate the connection between criminological theory, crime types, and the real-world.