Criminology is a contemporary, applied, and critical criminology textbook that demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of criminology, and the links between criminological enquiry and wider social and global issues and processes.
Concise, focused and engaging, this second edition masterfully conveys the key issues and perspectives within criminology with ease, and it is supported with a range of features to support and test student learning in each chapter. Tony Murphy's accessible writing style and valuable expertise enables students to connect with core and emergent topics and themes within the field.
This fully updated new edition includes:
· A brand new chapter on social harm / beyond criminology (inclusive of social murder, structural violence, social protest and its governance)
· More social media focus
· Topical examples e.g., material on feminicide in relation to counting crime, the creation of new offences in relation to Covid and how this relates to the various definitions of crime, the Afghanistan debacle and more.
This is an essential introductory text that provides the foundation needed for studies in criminology.
Tony Murphy is a Staff Tutor in Criminology at the Open University.