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James Treadwell has done a fine introduction job. It’s aimed at students, so if you are thinking of, or have started, a masters degree course in security management, this book lays out the basics to study, and offers tips on how to get the most out of your course and write essays less painfully - which I know is a difficulty (and a fear) for some security managers before MSc courses, after many years out of schooling...This book, like the subject, is about answering life questions.
This book is an excellent springboard into the world of criminology and academic study.
It has been on the essential reading list for all my 1st year criminology undergraduate students since it was published, and this revised and expanded 2nd edition brings a welcome update, including useful new sections on race and hate crime and cybercrime.
This is a very useful book which I intend to use for a new module I am designing for September which explores patterns and trends in crime and victimisation. This book will be an essential book for the module as it covers many of the core areas we will be exploring such criminal statistics, gender, youth, race etc as well as victimisation.
This is a nice introductory book which I have recommended to students who are beginning from a foundational level. There are nice summaries of key concepts that students can easily grasp. In particular the study skills section proved popular among 1st year undergraduates.
This book is clearly written, neatly structured and organised, and provides the reader with the key essentials pertaining to criminology in a way that students can easily understand.
Criminology by James Treadwell is a no nonsense essential resource for anyone interested in understanding what is a fascinating area of study.
An excellent intro to the world of criminology - essential for all students embarking on the criminological journey
A learners friendly book which guides students through key concepts and theory in a straightforward manner. Widely informative.
Covering a wide range of topics this book is recommended for 1st year students particularly
this is been really useful for my first years as it provides a detailed overview of some important aspects of criminology.
Student evaluation was that this book was very text dense- more thought needed to how the information might be presented in more reader friendly sections, including improvements in the quality and frequency of illustrations and examples.
Good book but not applicable to any course I teach. Book was not requested by myself.
Supplementary in the context of research project with the police and UN.
This book is very useful for students of criminology where the author does his best to keep it simple. It is sprinkled with advice and learning tips, particularly towards other authors and theorists relevant to the material. I really like it.
Clearly written and a useful introduction to the discipline for beginning students.
A welcome second edition of a well written and informative book with a useful section for students re. learning skills.
This text provides a good overview of criminology. Also, there is a chapter on study skills, which will prove very useful for my first year students new to the topic.
Good for first years, actually goes into some quite useful areas, away from the usual basic books. Well written as always.
A good basic intro for first year undergraduate students
Very good resource providing an introductory overview of the subject area. Prompt questions and recommended further reading will also benefit students.