This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, focussing on the vital core of criminological theory - theory, method, and criminal behaviour.
Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime.
He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society and policy decisions, and how various theories account for criminal behaviour in clear, accessible fashion. This Ninth Edition is also available as an Interactive Ebook.
New to this editionUpdated coverage of terrorism and counter-terrorism efforts, as well as new coverage of emerging criminological methods, such as ethnographies.
A concerted effort has also been made to make this text as concise as possible, while still maintaining the breadth and depth of coverage that makes this textTables, figures, statistics, and examples have been updated throughout. To help better prepare students for learning and to increase comprehensive, Learning Objectives and Pre-tests have been added to the beginning of each chapter. A new Crime in the Media box has been added to highlight the increasing attention to the effect that the media has on public perception of crime. To better differentiate the purpose of the crime files (to demonstrate a specific crime that helps illustrate a concept), many of your favourite crime files from the previous edition are now call Criminology in Context and provide further information on an important concept discussed in the text. Many of the Crime Files throughout have been updated to reflect recent cases.