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Why Do They Do It?

Third Edition


February 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2833-5

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Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of key criminological theories to help students understand crime in the 21st century. Focusing on why offenders commit crimes, authors Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts apply established theories to real-life examples to explain criminal behavior (see details below to learn more about the text). Introduction to Criminology- Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers Schram and Tibbetts’ trusted textbook content on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Introduction to Criminology, Third Edition

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of key criminological theories to help students understand crime in the 21st century. Focusing on why offenders commit crimes, authors Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts apply established theories to real-life examples to explain criminal behavior. Coverage of violent and property crimes is included throughout theory chapters so that students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior. The new edition includes new and expanded coverage of timely topics, such as victimization, measuring crime, multicide, gun control, and hate crimes.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Criminology
 
Chapter 2: Measuring Crime
 
Chapter 3: The Classical School of Criminological Thought
 
Chapter 4: Contemporary Classical and Deterrence Research
 
Chapter 5: Early Positivism: Biological Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 6: Modern Biosocial Perspectives of Criminal Behavior
 
Chapter 7: Psychological/Trait Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 8: Social Structure Theories of Crime I: Early Development and Strain Models of Crime
 
Chapter 9: Social Structure Theories of Crime II: Social Disorganization and Subcultures
 
Chapter 10: Social Process and Control Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 11: Labeling Theory and Conflict/Marxist/Radical Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 12: Feminist Theories of Crime
 
Chapter 13: Developmental/Life-Course Perspectives on Criminality
 
Chapter 14: White-Collar Crime, Organized Crime, and Cybercrime
 
Chapter 15: Hate Crimes, Mass Murder, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
 
Chapter 16: Drugs and Crime

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KEY FEATURES OF INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY, THIRD EDITION

  • Chapter-opening vignettes present real-life cases that tie directly to the concepts discussed in the chapter; cases are revisited throughout the chapter as students to contextualize the theories and concepts.
  • Why Do They Do It cases give students an opportunity to critically analyze some of the most high profile cases they hear about in the news.
  • An entire chapter devoted to Feminist criminological theories gives attention to a topic not adequately covered in most other introductory textbooks.
  • Applying Theory to Crime boxes help students apply the chapter concepts to violent and property crimes within the context of theory chapter.
  • Learning Checks throughout chapters help students test their knowledge and reading retention.
  • Policy Implications sections at the ends of chapters demonstrate the applications of the theories.

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