Introduction to Criminological Thought
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Introduction to Criminological Thought by Reece Walters
Book DescriptionIntroduction to Criminological Thought is an innovative and comprehensive text for students of criminology, criminal justice and the sociology of deviance. It also provides a solid and accessible resource for practitioners and policy officers working in criminal justice. Readers - even those with no prior knowledge of criminology - will gain a fascinating insight into the criminal justice system through such chapters as those that discuss representations of crime in the media, social variables in crime and justice, community policing and community crime prevention. Crime statistics both official and unofficial are also provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582545809
(236mm x 167mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Prentice Hall New Zealand
Publisher: Pearson Education New Zealand
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: New Zealand
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Author Biography - Reece Walters
Reece Walters (Ph.D) is Chair of Scottish Criminology and Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Stirling in Scotland. He is the author of Deviant Knowledge Criminology, Politics and Policy and Crime, Political Economy and Genetically Modified Food (forthcoming). He has also published numerous articles on crime prevention, and state and corporate criminality. He is a graduate from LaTrobe, Melbourne and Victoria University, Wellington and has worked as an academic in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Trevor Bradley is Lecturer in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, New Zealand where he teaches courses on criminological thought and policing. He is a graduate of Victoria University and has published in the area of crime prevention and the politics of community safety.
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