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Criminology For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05266-2
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384 pages
February 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: Defining and Measuring Crime.

Chapter 1: Entering the World of Crime.

Chapter 2: What Is Crime?

Chapter 3: How Crime Is Measured and Why It Matters.

Chapter 4: Helping Those in the Wake of Crime: Victims.

Part II: Identifying Types of Crime.

Chapter 5: Getting Violent: Crimes of Force.

Chapter 6: Hitting You in the Pocketbook: Property Crimes.

Chapter 7: Dressing Sharp and Stealing Big: White-Collar Crimes.

Chapter 8: A Group Effort: Organized Crime and Gangs.

Chapter 9: Tackling a Worldwide Problem: The Narcotics Trade.

Chapter 10: Front-Page News: Terrorism.

Part III: Figuring Out Who Commits Crimes and Why.

Chapter 11: What Factors Lead to Crime?

Chapter 12: Regarding Crime as a Rational Decision: Rational Choice Theory.

Chapter 13: Looking at Society’s Role in Crime.

Chapter 14: Can Your Mind or Body Make You a Criminal?

Chapter 15: Critical Theory: Theories off the Beaten Path.

Part IV: Fighting Crime.

Chapter 16: Battling Crime at the Local Level.

Chapter 17: Tackling Crime at the Federal Level.

Chapter 18: Solving Crimes: The Process.

Part V: Prosecuting and Punishing Crime.

Chapter 19: Seeking Justice: The Players and Their Roles.

Chapter 20: Finding the Truth: Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial.

Chapter 21: Punishing the Guilty: Why and How Society Does It.

Chapter 22: Examining the Juvenile Justice System.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Jobs to Consider in Criminal Justice.

Chapter 24: Ten Notorious, Unsolved Crimes.

Index.

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