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Crime and Criminology

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ISBN: 9780199783182

Publish Date: 03/04/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Number of pages: 672


With its unique blend of social science and legal research, the thirteenth edition of Crime and Criminology offers students a broad context in which to study this dynamic subject, from its history and theories to its ongoing debates and discussions. In engaging, straightforward language, leading scholar and author Sue Titus Reid provides students with a solid understanding of the integral relationship between the law and theories of criminal behavior. The first criminology textbook to be published in a thirteenth edition, this popular and time-tested volume is an essential resource for students and scholars of this ever-changing--and always fascinating--topic.

* Covers many new issues, including the impact of terrorism and the economic downturn on the criminal justice system, victims with disabilities, healthcare and Medicare fraud, and the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use
* Updates and expands coverage of rehabilitation and deterrence, statutory rape, elder abuse, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, hate crimes, gun control, property crimes, and more
* Presents new research on families, twins, adoptees, and how brain function may be used to explain criminal behavior
* Brings all data up to date--including every statute, case, and theory
* Integrates engaging pedagogy throughout (tables, figures, and graphs; chapter overviews, review questions, and activities; a glossary of key terms; "Exhibits," "Media Focus," and "Global Focus" boxes highlighting timely issues; and two appendices)
* Supplemented by an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint-based lecture slides on CD

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