Crime and Society in Britain

Series
Longman
Author
Hazel Croall  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
March 2011
ISBN13
9781405873352
ISBN
1405873353
Related Titles



Description

Crime continues to be a major area of public policy and debate, and societies expend huge amounts of intellectual and financial capital attempting to measure and understand it. The second edition of this highly respected text provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the study of crime in Britain, helping you to understand and critically evaluate the key issues. It is designed particularly for students coming to the subject for the first time but also those who want to dig deeper into the issues for more advanced study.

Crime and Society is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social policy and of key interest more widely across the social sciences.


 

Features

  • Explains how we find out about crime and how we have sought different theoretical approaches to understand it
  • Explains how crime can be related to social inequality in society, to social deprivation, social class, age, gender and race
  • Describes and analyses different kinds of crime, from violent and sexual crimes to organized and corporate crime and the crimes of the state
  • Written in an accessible and engaging style but reaches into the deeper debates

New to this Edition

  • Updated to include the latest research, arguments and developments in the area
  • Generally updated statistics and examples throughout
  • Dedicated new chapters on Crime and the Media and Crime and the Environment
  • New sections and boxes provide summaries and definitions, as well as vignettes on key topics such as anti-social behaviour, human trafficking, rape, knife crime and much more
  • New Case boxes focus in detail on issues such as moral panics, corporate crime, state crime, hazardous waste dumping, paedophiles and sexual offending   
  • New photographs provide a visual guide to many of the issues and examples

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION: CRIME AND SOCIETY

CHAPTER 2: CRIME AND THE MEDIA

CHAPTER 3: FINDING OUT ABOUT CRIME

CHAPTER 4: UNDERSTANDING CRIME: CRIME, CULTURE AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE

CHAPTER 5: UNDERSTANDING CRIME: FROM EXPLAINING TO CONTROLLING CRIME IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT.

CHAPTER 6: THE VICTIMS OF CRIME

CHAPTER 7: SOCIO-ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES AND CRIME

CHAPTER 8: AGE AND CRIME

CHAPTER 9: GENDER AND CRIME

CHAPTER 10: RACE, ETHNICITY AND CRIME

CHAPTER 11: VIOLENT CRIME

CHAPTER 12: SEX CRIME

CHAPTER 13: PROPERTY CRIME

CHAPTER 14: ORGANIZED CRIME

CHAPTER 15: WHITE COLLAR AND CORPORATE CRIME 

CHAPTER 16: CRIME AND THE ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER 17: STATE CRIME

CHAPTER 18:CONCLUSION

                                                                                 

                                                                                                              


 

Back Cover

“An even better edition of Crime and Society which builds upon the strengths of the first and can be recommended with confidence …Clearly written, unpretentious, sensibly organised and with an imaginative range of features - an invaluable resource for students in criminology and their teachers.”

Dr Pamela Davies, Programme Director, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University

 

“… an excellent introduction to undergraduate students on criminology and criminal justice  courses … a  staple textbook  for use on a range of programmes. "

Dr Azrini Wahidin, Queens University Belfast

 

" ... comprehensively researched and clearly written, offering a very sound, jargon-free and interesting introduction to crimes and criminological explanations in their social context." 
Professor Michael Levi, Cardiff

 

Crime continues to be a major area of public policy and debate, and societies expend huge amounts of intellectual and financial capital attempting to measure and understand it. The second edition of this highly respected text provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the study of crime in Britain, helping you to understand and critically evaluate the key issues. It is designed particularly for students coming to the subject for the first time but also those who want to dig deeper into the issues for more advanced study.

Key features

  • explains how we find out about crime and how we have sought different theoretical approaches to understand it
  • explains how crime can be related to social inequality in society, to social deprivation, social class, age, gender and race
  • describes and analyses different kinds of crime, from violent and sexual crimes to organized and corporate crime and the crimes of the state
  • written in an accessible and engaging style but reaches into the deeper debates

New to this edition

  • Updated to include the latest research, arguments and developments in the area
  • Generally updated statistics and examples throughout
  • Dedicated new chapters on Crime and the Media and Crime and the Environment
  • New sections and boxes provide summaries and definitions, as well as vignettes on key topics such as anti-social behaviour, human trafficking, rape, knife crime and much more
  • New material on issues such as moral panics, corporate crime, state crime, hazardous waste dumping, paedophiles and sexual offending   
  • New photographs provide a visual guide to many of the issues and examples

Crime and Society is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social policy and of key interest more widely across the social sciences.

Hazel Croall is Professor Emerita at Glasgow Caledonian University where she set up the B.A. (Hons) programme in Criminology and was Professor of Criminology until December 2009.

Author

Hazel Croall is Professor Emerita at Glasgow Caledonian University where she set up the B.A. (Hons) programme in Criminology and was Professor of Criminology until December 2009.

Reader Review(s)

"The second edition of this respected text provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the study of crime in the UK. Designed primarily for students coming to the subject for the first time, it could also be useful for those undertaking more advanced study."

- Reviewed in the Times Higher Education Textbook Guide