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Introduction to Criminology


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Research Methods in Criminology Chapter 3. General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals Chapter 4. What is Victimology? Chapter 5. Early and Classical Criminological Theories Chapter 6. Biological and Psychological Theories Chapter 7. Sociological Mainstream Theories Chapter 8. Sociological Critical Theories and Integrated Theories Chapter 9. Violent Crimes Chapte 10. Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional, and Professional Chapter 11. White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate Chapter 12. Political Crime and Terrorism Chapter 13. Organized Crime Chapter 14. Public Order Crime Chapter 15. Computer Crime Chapter 16. Epilogue: The Future of Crime

About the Author

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland, and Case Western Reserve. He is the director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (10th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (9th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato). He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. A recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), he was also awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst University in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white-collar crime, and political crime and terrorism.


This book has turned out to be a gem of a text. Not only does it cover wholly relevant, informative and engaging topics but everything is complimented with a comprehensive web based resource package. Students can access pertinent journal articles, watch video shorts and listen to pod casts throughout each chapter that all help to contextualise the material. Instructors can also access comprehensive summaries of each chapter. The author succinctly but engagingly covers the theoretical development of the discipline and then applies theory to a comprehensive range of criminal issues including Corporate, Political and cyber crimes. I have adopted this book as the core text for my HNC Social Science students and I whole heartedly recommend it for HNC and Degree level study.

-- Lucy Huby

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