Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies

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Author : Larry J. Siegel


640 Pages  Hardcover 

12th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007

©2016 , Published


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The bestselling text on the market--now in its Twelfth Edition--CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unriv... more


"Profiles in Crime" insets present case studies of actual criminals and crimes from the news headlines to help illustrate the chapter content. For example, Chapter 15 profiles Christopher Gunn, who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in connection with a global online sextortion scheme.

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New to this edition, "Criminology in Action" boxes look at important issues and research in the field that fall into one of criminology's sub-areas. Topics include how criminologists test theories and measure relationships, in this instance to find out whether peers and peer pressure influence behav... more