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This book makes the task of studying criminological theory a little less daunting…it would be a great companion for your degree
This book would have been very useful as it is very simple to understand and breaks down the theories in an order which is straightforward to understand. A number of criminological theory books are difficult to understand, however this book is simple and reads well…I would really recommend this to current students
A clear and thought provoking read. The author has summarised detailed historical and burgeoning literature into a book that is well structured and written, allowing criminology students to become excited over theory and to question taken for granted assumptions in the field.
We are currently in the process of reviewing our undergraduate course and the module which this book was considered for is being reworked. However, the book is excellent - very logically structured around 'ideas' rather than a straightforward chronology.
Comprehensive look at a range of criminological theories that gives inexperienced students a broader understanding.
This book clearly put all the theories in an understandable way and logically built on each to give examples that made them understandable. On the whole the book was easy to read and was very comprehensive in relation to ascertaining the dividing line between theories that are often lumped together and therefore mixed up.
I have given this book a highly recommended status for my students
This is a really clear textbook that covers a wide range of relevant areas.
A good addition to the body of work in this area. Tierney remains a favourite
This book has been used with level 3 learners. I have adopted the text and incorporated as part of the essential reading.
The theories are analysed which aids the learner to understand and evaluate each theory in their assignments.
Well received by my level 5 students completing their Crim Theory assignment.
An excellent text book. A must for all students who are interested in criminology. Packed full of theories looking at psychological and sociological perspectives. Excellent self study task that provoke the mind. A must have for a students book collection.
A good all round book, maybe a bit to general for specific policing courses. Better suited for wholly criminological courses. I was hoping it would be able to explore criminological theory in a more basic way.
This is an excellent resource for students beginning their studies. Many students are initially intimidated by the subject and terminology of criminology and this book eases them in.