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Criminology, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Theory, Research, and Policy

Author(s): Gennaro F. Vito, PhD, University of Louisville
Jeffrey R. Maahs, PhD, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • ISBN-13: 9781284090925
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     442 pages      © 2017
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Crime is an important social issue and how policymakers deal with crime (via crime policy) can have enormous social and financial implications. The fourth edition of best-selling Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy discusses criminal behavior and explores the factors that contribute to crime as well as the social reactions to crime. By making the connection between theory, research, and policy, the authors demonstrate the relevancy of criminological theory in the public attempt to control crime while providing justice. The emphasis on these three elements with pertinent discussions and examples is what sets this text apart from other criminology titles.

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  • Updated to reflect the latest data from the Uniform Crime Report and National Crime Victimization Survey
  • Redesigned art program engages students in content
  • Theory in Action boxes stimulate critical thinking by relating theoretical premises to real-world cases and events
  • Features numerous case studies to reflect relevant crime typologies
  • End-of-Chapter material summarizes the core concepts, identifies key terms, and offers discussion questions to encourage critical thinking and ensure comprehension
  • Instructor resources include Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Instructor's Manual, and Test Bank

Applicable Courses

This updated Fourth Edition is written for the undergraduate introductory Criminology or Criminological Theory course.

Chapter  1  Crime and Criminology
Chapter  2  The Incidence of Crime
Chapter  3  Neoclassical Criminology
Chapter  4  Biology and Crime
Chapter  5  Psychology and Crime
Chapter  6  Social Structure and Crime
Chapter  7  Social Process and Crime
Chapter  8  Critical Approaches to Law and Crime
Chapter  9  Crime over the Life-Course
Chapter  10  Crimes of Violence
Chapter  11  Property Crimes
Chapter  12  Public Order Crimes
Chapter  13  Terrorism
Chapter  14  Cybercrime
Chapter  15  Drugs and Crime
Chapter  16  Crimes of the Powerful: Organized and White Collar Crime

Gennaro F. Vito, PhD-University of Louisville

Dr. Gennaro F. Vito is a Professor and a Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He also serves as a faculty member in the Administrative Officer's Course at the Southern Police Institue, Vice Chair, and Graduate Program Coordinator. He holds a PhD in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. Active in professional organizations, he is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is also the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Southern Criminal Justice Association (1991) and the Dean's Outstanding Performance Award for Research and Scholarly Activities from the former College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville (1990), the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research from the College of the Arts and Sciences, and the President's Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2002). 

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Jeffrey R. Maahs, PhD-University of Minnesota-Duluth

Jeffrey R. Maahs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of Graduate Studies in Criminology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1993, an MA in criminal justice from Same Houston State University in 1997, and a PhD in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. Dr. Maahs has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Duluth since 2000. His research interests include corrections (probation outcomes, drug courts, prison privatization) and criminological theory, and he has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and agency reports in these areas.

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ISBN-13: 9781284090925

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