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Criminological Theory in Context

1st Edition

An Introduction

John Martyn Chamberlain
eISBN-13: 9781473916760

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This book provides a lively, concise and definitive introduction to the study of the causes of crime. Authoritative yet accessible, it offers a guide to the historical development of criminology as an academic discipline and in doing so:


presents an overview of a range of different theories of crime, including classical, biological, psychological and sociological approaches
analyses the strengths and weaknesses of each theory discussed
provides chapter overview boxes and key summary points
helps you to take your studies further with self-study tasks and suggestions for further reading.

In covering key theoretical positions and placing them in their historical context, Criminological Theory in Context is perfect for students taking introductory courses in criminological theory.

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ISBNs 9781446269879, 9781446269879, 1446269876, 9781473916760, 1473916763
Language eng
Number of Pages 232
Edition 1st