Theories of Crime

Ian Marsh (Editor), Gaynor Melville, Keith Morgan, Gareth Norris, Zoe Walkington

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Presenting a clear, comprehensive review of theoretical thinking on crime, this book encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of classic and contemporary theories and provides an interdisciplinary approach to criminology through the contributions of sociology, psychology and biology. A key text for any undergraduate student following programmes in criminology and criminal justice, Theories of Crime covers topics such as:

the historical context of crime
biological explanations for criminal behaviour
psychological explanations for criminal behaviour
sociological explanations for the criminal behaviour
the criminal behaviour of women
the criminal behaviour of ethnic minorities.

By adopting an interactive approach to encourage students to react to the text and think for themselves, this book distinguishes itself from others in the field and ensures its place as a valuable teaching resource. The student-centred nature of the book is further enhanced by reflective question breaks throughout the text, chapter summaries, suggested further reading and web sites.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)978-0203030516
ISBN (Print)978-0415370684, 978-0415370691
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2006


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