Jones: Criminology provides a discussion of the distribution and causation of crime. The author considers both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour. The book follows an historical path through the development of the main criminological theories.
"Jones: Criminology provides a thorough, yet succinct, discussion of the distribution and causation, or as it is on occasions referred to, the 'epidemiology and aetiology' of crime. The new edition brings the reader up to date with the changing trends in criminological research. The author considers both sociological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, posing the right questions to stimulate the reader. There is also an historical chapter dealing with the role of the police in the development of crime control, and an extensive bibliography to aid further research.Designed for undergraduates studying criminology, criminological theory and the sociology of deviance, it focuses on the theoretical aspects of the subject and reflects current trends in teaching."
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Stephen Jones BA, Dip Crim, is Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; The Origins and Development of Criminology; PART 1; Crime and Crime Control: Alternative Discourses; 1. The Development of Crime and Crime Control as Social Phenomena: The Role of the Police; 2. Crime: Definitions and Conflicting Images; 3. The Statistics on Crime and their Meaning; 4. The Media and 'Law and Order'; PART 2; Sociological Explanations of Crime; 5. The Classical and Positivist Traditions; 6. Crime and the Environment; 7. Poverty, Anomie and Strain; 8. Subcultural and Strain Theories; 9. Interactionism and Phenomenology; 10. Conflict, Marxist and Radical Theories of Crime; 11. Realist Criminology; 12. Theories of control; 13. Gender and Crime; PART 3; Biological and Pyschological Aspects of Crime; 14. Biological Factors and Crime; 15. Intelligence, Mental Disorder and Crime; 16. Personality Theories; 17. Violent, Aggressive and Sexual Offences; PART 4; And Finally..; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index
Criminology by Stephen Jones
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