A comprehensive introduction to all the key topics, perspectives, and themes that you will cover when studying criminology and criminal justice.
An Introduction to Criminology provides you with a thorough grounding in the main traditions and perspectives within the discipline and introduces cutting edge emerging themes that will shape criminology for years to come.
It features insight from over 30 international experts with each chapter written by leading specialists within the field, giving you an in-depth and authoritative account of each vital area of study, from organised crime and victimisation to life-course criminology, prisons, and youth justice.
Key features:Covers emerging areas of criminology and contemporary issues such as cybercrime, cultural criminology, hate crime, human trafficking, and gendered violence. Contains a range of features to help you study, including case studies and questions, student voices and advice, reflective exercises and more.
Supports lecturers by providing access to a suite of online resources, featuring exclusive video content from the SAGE Video Criminology Collection, critical thinking exercises, multiple choice tests, and sample essay questions.
Essential reading for any student of criminology, this will be a go-to reference text throughout your studies.