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Crime and Criminology By Robert D. White

Crime and Criminology
by Robert D. White

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Crime and Criminology analyses the causes of crime, while exploring the major theories and perspectives that attempt to explain criminal behaviour in our society.
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Crime and Criminology by Robert D. White

"Over 25,000 copies of this leading Criminology text sold." This book is about the causes of crime. More specifically, it describes the diverse and at times competing perspectives within criminology, and their attempts to explain why certain types of people engage in certain types of behaviour that have been identified as being criminal in nature. This book encourages students to think about and discuss the key questions criminologists face, such as: What kind of 'work' should we be doing, and why?; What kind of society do we want, and why?; and, How do we distinguish between 'good' and 'bad' (or 'right' and 'wrong'), and why?

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Table of Contents

List of Charts Preface 1 The Study of Crime 2 Classical Theory 3 Biological and Psychological Positivism 4 Strain Theory 5 Labelling Perspectives 6 Marxist Criminology 7 Feminist Perspectives 8 New Right Criminology 9 Left Realism 10 Republican Theory and Restorative Justice 11 Critical Criminology 12 Conclusion References Index

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Crime and Criminology by Robert D. White
Robert D. White
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Oxford University Press Australia
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