Criminology : a sociological approach / Piers Beirne, James W. Messerschmidt
- Beirne, Piers
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
- 5th ed.
- Physical Description:
- xx, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Messerschmidt, James W.
- The problem of crime -- The measurement of crime -- Comparative criminology -- Inventing criminology : classicism, positivism, and beyond -- Social structure, anomie, and crime -- Delinquent subcultures, subcultures of delinquency, and the labeling perspective -- Social learning theory and social control theory -- The conflict tradition -- Feminist and critical criminologies -- Inequalities, crime and victimization -- Property crime -- Interpersonal violence -- White-collar crime -- Political crime.
- "Ideal for undergraduate courses in criminology - especially those taught from a critical perspective - Criminology: A Sociological Approach, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive yet highly accessible introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory. Authors Piers Beirne and James W. Messerschmidt present the topic from a sociological standpoint, emphasizing the social construction of crime and showing how crime relates to gender, class, race, and age. Providing students with a strong theoretical foundation, the book also addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives and highlights the major types of crime and victimization patterns."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780195394764 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195394763 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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