“The greatest single strength is the uniqueness of topic and approach. Other strengths are the selected topics and structure.”
“This text might lead to an intellectual movement in the community of criminology, stimulate criminologists to revise current criminological theories, and help criminologists formulate new criminological theories.”
With the focus very much on North America, this text has some value as a general reader
A fascinating read, but very specific to the idiosyncracies of the American model of criminology/criminal justice
Did not meet my purposes for a sociological perspective
This book is used to teach psychology and criminology. the information goes into detail on theories. It is used by the majority of learners who stated that it was 'quite helpful'.
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