By Tim Newburn
Routledge – 2013 – 1,082 pages
Tim Newburn’s bestselling Criminology provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction for students of the subject, providing the basis for all undergraduate degree courses or modules, and for new postgraduates, in Criminology.
This second edition includes:
Extensively illustrated and fully updated, this authoritative text is written by a leading criminologist and experienced teacher. Criminology is essential reading for all students of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Criminology offers an authoritative introduction to classic and contemporary criminological themes and debates. It is clearly written, accessible and replete with good examples. This textbook will be an indispensable guide to students through the ins and outs of criminology.
—Katya Franko Aas, University of Oslo, Norway
Since its publication in 2007, Criminology has firmly established itself as the definitive introduction to the subject. With this second edition, Tim Newburn has significantly updated the volume with new material (e.g. on ‘hate crime’ and ‘green criminology’) and included analyses of the most noteworthy criminal(ized) events of the last five years. Lecturers value this book for its comprehensiveness and authority; students appreciate its relevance, accessibility and lively, unpatronizing tone. Criminology remains a remarkable achievement by one of the most respected scholars in the field.
—Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK
As usual Newburn provides a great overview of the subject area which draws out the key debates. If students wanted to access one resource … then I would recommend this. Newburn’s research is up to date and whilst he provides a good level of information he also directs readers to useful resources and further research so that students can widen the scope of their reading.
—Bernie Heath, University of Portsmouth, UK
Part 1: Understanding Crime and Criminology 1. Understanding Crime and Criminology 2. Crime and Punishment in History 3. Crime Data and Crime Trends 4. Crime and the Media Part 2: Understanding Crime − Theories and Concepts 5. Classicism and Positivism 6. Biological Positivism 7. Psychological Positivism 8. Durkheim, Anomie and Strain 8. The Chicago School, Culture and Subcultures 10. Interactionism and Labelling Theory 11. Control Theories 12. Radical and Critical Criminology 13. Realist Criminology 14. Contemporary Classicism 15. Feminist Criminology 16. Late Modernity, Governmentality and Risk Part 3: Understanding Crime − Types and Trends 17. Victims, Victimization and Victimology 18. White-collar and Corporate Crime 19. Organised Crime 20. Violent and Property Crime 21. Drugs and Alcohol Part 4: Understanding Criminal Justice 22. Penology and Punishment 23. Understanding Criminal Justice 24. Crime Prevention and Community Safety 25. The Police and Policing 26. Criminal Courts and the Court Process 27. Sentencing and Non-custodial Penalties 28. Prisons and Imprisonment 29. Youth Crime and Youth Justice 30. Restorative Justice Part 5: Critical Issues in Criminology 31. Race, Crime and Justice 32. Gender, Crime and Justice 33. Criminal and Forensic Psychology 34. Green Criminology 35. Globalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights Part 6: Doing Criminology 36. Understanding Criminological Research 37. Doing Criminological Research
Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Head of the Social Policy Department, London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of over 35 books, including: Permission and Regulation: Law and Morals in Post-war Britain (Routledge, 1991); The Future of Policing (with Rod Morgan, 1997); Private Security and Public Policing (with Trevor Jones, 1998); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice (with Trevor Jones, 2007); Handbook of Policing (2008); and Key Readings in Criminology (2009). Tim Newburn is currently writing 'An Official History of Criminal Justice' (with David Downes and Paul Rock) and leads the LSE’s involvement in their joint project with the Guardian newspaper, Reading the Riots.