Explaining Crime

Explaining Crime

eBook - 1998
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Elsevier Science and Technology
Explaining Crime, Fourth Edition, retains the exceptional organization and content of the original editions, with completely updated statistics and references. It is ideally suited for a one semester course that serves as an introduction to criminology by dealing with three issues: definition of crime, measurement of crime, and theories of crime. Throughout the text, the attitude is critical. Criticism rests on three standards: clarity of concepts, quality of evidence, and utility of theory for public policy.

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Discusses the definition, measurement, and explanation of criminal conduct. Evaluates propositions about criminal behavior from the social and biological sciences in terms of the clarity of the concepts, the quality of the evidence, and the usefulness of the theories for public policy. The authors conclude that no one explanation accounts for all of the variation in crime rates, and variations may result from changes in a variety of social conditions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, c1998
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780585251561
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 432 p.) : ill


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