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.