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Introduction to Criminology - Interactive eBook

Introduction to Criminology - Interactive eBook
Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Tenth Edition

April 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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Psychological Theories

Part I: Foundations of Criminology
Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminology

Crime and Deviance

Social Change and the Emergence of Law

The Crime Problem

Chapter 2: Research Methods in Criminology
The Research Enterprise of Criminology

Operationalization- Who is Criminal?

Official Police Statistics- The Uniform Crime Report (UCR)

Alternative Data- Gathering Strategies

Experiments and Evidence- Based Research in Criminology


Participant Observation

Case Study or Life History

Unobtrusive Measures

Validity, Reliability, and Triangulation

Chapter 3: General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Caution in Interpreting Crime Data

International Variations in Crime

Trends in Crime

Institutions and Crime

Chapter 4: What is Victimology?
Nature of Victimization

Costs of Victimization

Theories of Victimization

Victimes' Rights

Part II: Theories of Criminology
Chapter 5: Early and Classical Criminological Theories

Demonological Theory

Classical Theory

Neoclassical Theory

Ecological Theory

Economic Theory

The Theory–Policy Connection

Chapter 6: Biological and Psychological Theories
Positivist Theory

Biological Theories

More Recent Biological Theories

Chapter 7: Sociological Mainstream Theories
Anomie Theories

Social Process Theories

Social Control Theories

Developmental and Life Course (DLC) Theories

The Theory–Policy Connection

Chapter 8: Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories
Mainstream Versus Critical Criminology

Labeling Theory

Conflict Criminology

Feminist Criminology

New Critical Criminology


Radical Marxist Criminology

Integrated Theories of Crime

Criminal Typologies

Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation

The Theory–Policy Connection

Chapter 9: Violent Crime
History of Violence in the United States

Homicide and Assault Statistics

Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime

Typology of Violent Offenders

Sexual Assault


Domestic Violence

Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 10: Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional
Occasional Property Crimes

Conventional Property Crimes

Arson: A Special-Category Offense

Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals

Professional Crime

Criminal Careers of Professional Crime

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 11: White-Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
White-Collar Crime— The Classic Statement

Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime

History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime

Cons and Scams

Big Cons

Legal Regulation

Occupational Crime

Corporate Crime

Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 12: Political Crime and Terrorism

Political Crime: A Definition

Legal Aspects

Crimes by Government

Crimes Against Government


Crime Careers of Political Criminals

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 13: Organized Crime
Sources of Information on Organized Crime

Types of Organized Crime

Organized Crime Continuum

Street Gangs

International Organized Crime

Nature of Organized Crime

Money Laundering

Drug Trafficking

Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States

Classic Pattern of Organized Crime

Crime Careers of Organized Criminals

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 14: Public Order Crime
Broken Windows


Sexual Offenses

Drug Abuse

Societal Reaction

Theory and Crime

Chapter 15: Cybercrime and the Future of Crime
Types of Cybercrime

Types of Attacks on Computer Systems

Argot of Cybercrime

Online Predators


Societal Reaction

The Future of Crime

Theory and Crime



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