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Criminology [Paperback]

Tim Newburn
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Book Description

20 Dec 2012

Tim Newburn’s bestselling Criminology provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction for students of the subject, providing the basis for all undergraduate degree courses or modules, and for new postgraduates, in Criminology.

This second edition includes:

  • a complete update of the text, including more cross referencing and links to further reading, both in print and online;
  • a new chapter on Green Criminology;
  • coverage of all major areas of Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as guidance on how to research, and dissertation/long essay writing;
  • a brand new website which includes answers for all Review Questions in the text, interactive questions for self study for students and assignable questions and customisable PowerPoints for instructors ( – see inside cover for further details.

Extensively illustrated and fully updated, this authoritative text is written by a leading criminologist and experienced teacher. Criminology is essential reading for all students of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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  • Paperback: 1104 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (20 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415628946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415628945
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 19 x 5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Criminology offers an authoritative introduction to classic and contemporary criminological themes and debates. It is clearly written, accessible and replete with good examples. This textbook will be an indispensable guide to students through the ins and outs of criminology.

—Katya Franko Aas, University of Oslo, Norway


Since its publication in 2007, Criminology has firmly established itself as the definitive introduction to the subject. With this second edition, Tim Newburn has significantly updated the volume with new material (e.g. on ‘hate crime’ and ‘green criminology’) and included analyses of the most noteworthy criminal(ized) events of the last five years. Lecturers value this book for its comprehensiveness and authority; students appreciate its relevance, accessibility and lively, unpatronizing tone. Criminology remains a remarkable achievement by one of the most respected scholars in the field.

—Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester, UK


As usual Newburn provides a great overview of the subject area which draws out the key debates. If students wanted to access one resource ... then I would recommend this. Newburn’s research is up to date and whilst he provides a good level of information he also directs readers to useful resources and further research so that students can widen the scope of their reading.

—Bernie Heath, University of Portsmouth, UK

About the Author

Tim Newburn is Professor of Criminology and Social Policy and Head of the Social Policy Department, London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of over 35 books, including: Permission and Regulation: Law and Morals in Post-war Britain (Routledge, 1991); The Future of Policing (with Rod Morgan, 1997); Private Security and Public Policing (with Trevor Jones, 1998); Policy Transfer and Criminal Justice (with Trevor Jones, 2007); Handbook of Policing (2008); and Key Readings in Criminology (2009). Tim Newburn is currently writing 'An Official History of Criminal Justice' (with David Downes and Paul Rock) and leads the LSE’s involvement in their joint project with the Guardian newspaper, Reading the Riots.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable 9 Feb 2013
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For the criminology student this book is invaluable. It's easy to read and well structured and unlike many similar books there are pictures yippee!
It's worth the pennies!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 3 Oct 2013
By monica
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The minute I saw an updated version of first Criminology book, I had to buy it. Book is absolutely fantastic and very interesting, not only for students.
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By Frank
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The reference book is just right for university study and was well priced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book 11 May 2014
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Got this book for my son who is being home schooled a hoping to do a criminology course. Fantastic book, really useful for him.
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This book treats the reader as someone knew and unknown in Criminology terms and studies. It has very clear introductions and explanations to everything within.

This is the book recommended by many tutors in the subject. I find it informative, and sometimes I need to cross-reference, however this is the norm in such studies.

I would recommend this book to help you get more informed if you have a remote interest in the subject. It is also great for students, again recommended from year one.

I don't think you can go wrong for anything Criminology in this book. If you need to know it, this author has included it here.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The book content excellent 9 Feb 2014
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The book content is excellent and very clear, easy to find the chapter and subject I want to read, unfortunately the book have been so poorly made, hence the rating,every time I open the book I need to start to repair it even before use. The pagers aren't glue or attach properly to the binding, Is just so annoying have been paid for a new book that is falling apart ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy for Criminology student 30 Dec 2013
By D Hunt
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This is a must have text for students of criminology. It was a fantastic buy and is already a much used reference text.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 21 Dec 2013
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It helped me with my assessments for university. I enjoy reading it quite alot.I fully recomend it for other students.
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