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  1. Crime, Justice and the Media

    2nd Edition
    By Ian Marsh and Gaynor Melville

    Crime, Justice and the Media examines and analyses the relationship between the media and crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. This expanded and fully updated second edition considers how crime and criminals have been portrayed by the media through history, applying different theoretical perspectives to the way crime, criminals and justice are reported... Read more...

  2. Criminological Research for Beginners

    A Student's Guide
    By Laura Caulfield and Jane Hill

    Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject. By first inviting readers to consider the importance of criminological research, the book places related methodology firmly in the context of students’ broader study of Criminology, before moving on to provide a detailed guide to the practical processes of research... Read more...

  3. Environmental Criminology

    Evolution, Theory, and Practice
    By Martin A. Andresen

    This text will be ideal for courses on crime prevention, where students are oftentimes encouraged to consider policy problems and apply theory to practice. This book offers up environmental criminology as a theoretical framework for making sense of complex neighbourhood problems, meaning that it will be perfect for modules on geography of crime, crime analysis and indeed, environmental criminology... Read more...

  4. Drugs and Crime, 4th Edition

    By Philip Bean

    A high proportion of crimes committed in Britain are drugs-related, with many offenders having a documented history of drug use. However, the direct link between drugs and crime is oftentimes less clear than is supposed and this text attempts to achieve a better understanding of these and surrounding issues that have been marred by misunderstanding and a lack of consensus amongst experts... Read more...

  5. Green Criminology

    An Introduction to the Study of Environmental Harm
    By Rob White and Diane Heckenberg

    Over the past ten years, the study of environmental harm and ‘crimes against nature’ has become an increasingly popular area of research amongst criminologists. This book represents the first international, comprehensive and introductory text for green criminology, offering a concise exposition of theory and concepts and providing extensive geographical coverage, diversity and depth to the many issues pertaining to environmental harm and crime... Read more...

  6. Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Eamonn Carrabine, Pamela Cox, Nigel South, Jackie Turton, Dick Hobbs, Pete Fussey and Darren Thiel

    Building on the success of the second edition, Criminology: A Sociological Introduction offers a comprehensive overview of the study of criminology, from early theoretical perspectives to pressing contemporary issues such as the globalization of crime, crimes against the environment and state crime... Read more...

  7. An Introduction to Criminological Theory

    4th Edition
    By Roger Hopkins Burke

    This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions, which broadened the debate on criminological theory, this book presents the latest research and theoretical developments...Read more...

  8. Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice

    By Nicola Groves and Terry Thomas

    Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice examines the phenomenon of domestic violence, the various forms it takes and the theories that have been put forward to explain it. It takes an historical approach to examine policy and legislative developments over the last forty years and how those developments make themselves manifest today... Read more... 

  9. Criminal Justice Management

    Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations
    By Mary Stohr and Peter A Collins

    Employing an innovative, student-friendly approach, this fully-updated second edition of Criminal Justice Management: Theory and Practice in Justice-Centered Organizations examines the complex subjects associated with operating justice-centered agencies... Read more...

  10. Youth Justice

    Ideas, Policy, Practice, 3rd Edition
    By Roger Smith

    The exciting new edition of this well-loved textbook offers a fully expanded and revised account and analysis of the youth justice system in the UK, taking into account and fully addressing the significant changes that have taken place since the second edition in 2007... Read more...

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