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Criminology
A Contemporary Introduction

New Edition


December 2022 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Criminology is a contemporary, applied, and critical criminology textbook that demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of criminology, and the links between criminological enquiry and wider social and global issues and processes.

Concise, focused and engaging, this second edition masterfully conveys the key issues and perspectives within criminology with ease, and it is supported with a range of features to support and test student learning in each chapter. Tony Murphy's accessible writing style and valuable expertise enables students to connect with core and emergent topics and themes within the field.

This fully updated new edition includes:

·        A brand new chapter on social harm / beyond criminology (inclusive of social murder, structural violence, social protest and its governance)

·        More social media focus

·        Topical examples e.g., material on feminicide in relation to counting crime, the creation of new offences in relation to Covid and how this relates to the various definitions of crime, the Afghanistan debacle and more.

This is an essential introductory text that provides the foundation needed for studies in criminology.

Tony Murphy is a Staff Tutor in Criminology at the Open University. 

 
Introducing The Landscapes Of Criminology
 
Understanding The Causes And Prevalence Of Crime
 
‘Theory’, And Its Uses
 
Criminological Theory: The Causes Of Crime
 
Doing Criminological Research
 
Counting Crime
 
Social Divisions And Crime
 
The Politics Of Law And Order
 
Offenders And Victims
 
Media And Crime
 
Dealing With Crime And Justice
 
Punishment
 
Social Policy And Crime
 
Global Justice
 
Moving Towards A Harms-Based Approach
 
Conclusion

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