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Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction (3rd Edition) (Alternative Etext Formats) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0135071519
ISBN-10: 0135071518
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Criminological Theory: A Brief Introduction, 2/E

J. Mitchell Miller, University of Texas, San Antonio
Christopher J. Schreck, Rochester Institute of Technology
Richard Tewksbury, University of Louisville

ISBN-10:      0205548326
ISBN-13: 9780205548323

 

 

This introductory primer on criminological theory provides an accessible discussion of the major theories of crime, delinquency, social deviance, and social control with an objective and neutral approach.

 

The various theories are covered in a systematic fashion. After providing a straightforward explanation of each theory's fundamental assumptions and concepts, along with exampling narrative drawn from both real-world current events and fictitious scenarios, major criticisms are addressed. The implications of each theory for criminal and juvenile justice strategies and policy (e.g., deterrence vs. rehabilitation, crime prevention, crime prediction) are also considered.

 

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Product Details

  • Series: Alternative Etext Formats
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (March 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135071518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135071519
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this format but soon realized that using the nook reader was not for me. I ended up buying the book so I would have a better reference when I need to look up certain theories. Guess I need to learn how to work the IPAD better.
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For a book on criminological theory, it's seriously funny. The author is able to clearly explain the theories in a way I can understand, for which I am grateful. It's very detailed but not overwhelming and covers a vast majority of theories. His sense of humor is appreciated when I'm wrapped up thought about criminals. It definitely helps me in my class and I'd recommend it for anyone who needs a book on criminological theory!
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A good book that provides good information on the subject of Criminal Theory. It did get a little dry at times, hence the 4-star rating. But overall, the information was provided in a clear and systematic approach.
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By Jenna on August 21, 2013
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This is a smaller book than I thought it was going to be full of very interesting, useful information. I have two more chapters to read and am eager to finish them. I honestly can relate to much of what is being taught through the text and happy with my purchase and the amount of information in the text :)
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Great literature, presented in a clear and concise manner. Actually fun to read, which is rare in academic materials- well, in my experience anyways...
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I think this is a great textbook. I still reference it from time-to-time.
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