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Description - Criminology by Steven Barkan

Taking a sociological perspective, CRIMINOLOGY: A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING, 5/e offers award-winning coverage of criminology and highlights issues of race, ethnicity, gender and social class throughout. Designed in a four-color format, this edition includes a new chapter on classical and neoclassical theories, over 160 recent references and unique chapters on political crime and public opinion, crime and the media. Moving beyond simple "get tough" approaches, the book emphasizes the need to understand social causes of criminal behavior in order to significantly reduce it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780135109793
ISBN-10: 0135109795
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 205mm x 25mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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