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Introduction to Criminology
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

11th Edition


April 2023 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Introduction to Criminology, Eleventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminal behavior,  focusing on the vital core of criminology — theory, method, and criminal behavior. With more attention to crime typologies than most introductory texts, Hagan and Daigle investigate all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. The methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and the connection between theory and criminal behavior are all explained in a clear, accessible manner. 
 
Part I: Foundations of Criminology
 
Chapter 1 · Introduction to Criminology
 
Chapter 2 · Research Methods in Criminology
 
Chapter 3 · General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
 
Chapter 4 · What Is Victimology?
 
Part II: Theories of Criminology
 
Chapter 5 · Early and Classical Criminological Theories
 
Chapter 6 · Biological and Psychological Theories
 
Chapter 7 · Sociological Mainstream Theories
 
Chapter 8 · Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
 
Part III: Crime Typologies
 
Chapter 9 · Violent Crime
 
Chapter 10 · Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
 
Chapter 11 · White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
 
Chapter 12 · Political Crime and Terrorism
 
Chapter 13 · Organized Crime
 
Chapter 14 · Public Order Crime
 
Chapter 15 · Cybercrime and the Future of Crime

The eleventh edition of Introduction to Criminology attempts to honor the past of criminology while adding new material from contemporary 21st-century crime and criminology. In addition to updating all statistics, this edition features discussion of the Covid-19 pandemic and its relationship to crime and victimization. In addition, new sections on emerging criminological theories such as Queer Criminology and the Neurobiology of Trauma are included. Readers will also find expanded coverage of campus sexual assault, future and cybercrimes, and romance scams as well as new methodological tools such as network analysis and photo-ethnography. Updated real-world examples and news events are provided to illustrate the connection between criminological theory, crime types, and the real-world.

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