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Current Controversies in Criminology

Current Controversies in Criminology
Author: Ronald Weitzer
ISBN 13: 9780130941152
ISBN 10: 130941158
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-09-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 346
List Price: $106.20

This anthology contains a stimulating mix of articles in the field of criminology, covering 1) the causes of criminal behavior, 2) several new or controversial crimes, and 3) controversial crime fighting methods. It includes both classic works of criminological theory and up to date studies of various crimes and criminal justice responses. The book draws readers into the critical evaluation of the causes of crime and the operations of agencies of control. A three-part organization examines various explanations of criminal behavior, investigates several controversial or “new” types of crime that have generated heated debate in American society, and covers some of the most disputed crime-fighting techniques in America. For individuals interested in the theories and issues of crime and justice.