Key Concepts in Crime and Society
- Ross Coomber - University of Liverpool, UK
- Joseph F Donnermeyer - Ohio State University, USA
- Karen McElrath - Fayetteville State University
- John Scott - University of New England, Australia, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
SAGE Key Concepts series
Criminology (General) | Sociology of Deviance
"A crucial text for whetting the academic appetite of those studying criminology at university. The comprehensive engagement with key crime and deviance debates and issues make this a perfect springboard for launching into the complex, diverse and exciting realm of researching criminology."
- Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York
"Essential reading for those new to the discipline and an invaluable reference point for those well versed in criminology and the sociology of crime and deviance."
- Dr Mark Monaghan, University of Leeds
Key Concepts in Crime and Society offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society. By providing critical insight into the key issues within each concept as well as highlighted cross-references to other key concepts, students will be helped to grasp a clear understanding of each of the topics covered and how they relate to broader areas of crime and criminality. The book is divided into three parts:
- Understanding Crime and Criminality: introduces topics such as the social construction of crime and deviance, social control, the fear of crime, poverty and exclusion, white collar crime, victims of crime, race/gender and crime.
- Types of Crime and Criminality: explores examples including human trafficking, sex work, drug crime, environmental crime, cyber crime, war crime, terrorism, and interpersonal violence.
- Responses to Crime: looks at areas such as crime and the media, policing, moral panics, deterrence, prisons and rehabilitation.
The book provides an up-to-date, critical understanding on a wide range of crime related topics covering the major concepts students are likely to encounter within the fields of sociology, criminology and across the social sciences.
A crucial text for whetting the academic appetite of those studying criminology at university. The comprehensive engagement with key crime and deviance debates and issues make this a perfect springboard for launching into the complex, diverse and exciting realm of researching criminology.
Essential reading for those new to the discipline and an invaluable reference point for those well versed in criminology and the sociology of crime and deviance.
The four authors of this concise volume provide an authoritative introduction to diverse key concepts about crime and its relationship to society. Each chapter starts with a definition (e.g., deviance, social control, normalization), providing readers with the vocabulary and conceptual framework for fully understanding chapter contents... a very good way to expose students and the public (and scholars from outside fields) to definitions, ideas, and theories of crime and society.
This was very clear on aspects of crime and society
The book contains interesting concept's which enhance the students learning relating to reasons behind crime and criminal behaviour. It will be recommended to my level 5 students completing Community Engagement and Partnership working. This programme has an element of crime and crime reduction methods.
Very useful as a first reader for early years UG students who want to begin to explore some of the tensions within society. The challenges of 'resposes' are effectively introduced.
This book provides a great summary of the pertinent topics for our policing degree programme. It covers criminological theory, some contemporary issues and also covers some research methods.
Very digestible for under-graduate students.
Easy to read and understand book that covers the key concepts of crime and criminology