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An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Assuming no prior knowledge, this text provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the key definitions and issues of crime. With an unrivalled combination of scope plus introductory pitch, this is a one-stop shop for...

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Assuming no prior knowledge, this text provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the key definitions and issues of crime. With an unrivalled combination of scope plus introductory pitch, this is a one-stop shop for undergraduates taking their first modules in criminology and criminal justice.

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Excellent balance and combination of criminology and criminal justice
Systematic and thoughtful pedagogy

Introduction
PART I: DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTIONS OF CRIME Defining Crime and Studying Criminology and Criminal Justice
Key Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice
PART II: UNDERSTANDING CRIME DATA Understanding Crime Data I: Sources of Information
Understanding Crime Data II: Methods of Interpretation
PART III: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CONTEXT The Criminal Justice System and its Processes
The Police: Gatekeepers to the Criminal Justice Process
The Prosecution Process: the Courts and Sentencing
The Prison
Probation: Community-based Punishment and Community Justice 
Multi-Agency and 'Joined-up' Approaches to Criminal Justice Policy
PART IV: THEORIES OF CRIME Theories of Crime I: The Individual and Crime
Theories of Crime II: Society and Crime
Theories of Crime III: Critical and Deconstructive Perspectives
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CHRIS CROWTHER is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. In addition to a continuing interest in policing, he is currently researching crime, social divisions and community development in southern England. His publications include Policing Urban Poverty (Palgrave Macmillan 2000).


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CHRIS CROWTHER is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. In addition to a continuing interest in policing, he is currently researching crime, social divisions and community development in southern England. His publications include Policing Urban Poverty (Palgrave Macmillan 2000).


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