A Critical Introduction
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International Criminology by Judith Bessant
Book DescriptionInternational Criminology is an easy-access critical introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. By using examples from the US, UK and Australia, the authors outline key ideas, vocabulary, assumptions and findings of the discipline while opening up a set of critical underlying issues and problems. From theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology; this all encompassing text covers it all. This is the most valuable introduction to international criminology available for undergraduates and works as a superb refresher for more experienced students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415431781
(246mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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International Criminology, Paperback (February 2008)
Provides an introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. This title covers a range of topics from theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; and contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology. It is a suitable introduction to international criminology for undergraduates.
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Author Biography - Judith Bessant
Rob Watts is Professor of Social Policy at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. He is an award-winning university teacher and the author and co-author of many books including Sociology Australia (2007) with Judith Bessant, and States of Violence (forthcoming). Judith Bessant is Professor of Youth Studies and Sociology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia, and is one of the most published social scientists in Australia. She publishes and teaches in the areas of youth studies, social policy, social history and sociology. Richard Hil is Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University, Australia. His main areas of interest are youth justice, child and family welfare, criminology, and peace and conflict studies. Richard is founder and director of the Bellingen Institute and associate director of the Centre for Peace and Social Justice at Southern Cross University.
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