Crime and Society in Britain: An Introduction Paperback – 19 Mar 1998
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From the Back Cover
Crime has become a major area of public policy and debate, and much effort has been devoted to attempting to measure and understand crime. This book provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the study of crime in Britain, helping students to understand and critically evaluate the key issues. It is designed primarily for students coming to the subject for the first time.
explains how we find out about crime and how we have sought different theoretical approaches to understand it
explains how crime can be related to social inequality in society, to social deprivation, social class, age, gender and race
describes and analyses different kinds of crime, from violent and sexual crimes to organized and corporate crime and the crimes of the state
Review Questions and Key Reading suggestions at the end of each chapter
accessible, jargon-free style
Dr Hazel Croall is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Strathclyde University, and has had over 20 years experience in teaching sociology, criminology and sociology of crime. Her previous publications include White Collar Crime- criminal justice and criminology, and she is one of the co-authors (with Malcolm Davies and Jane Tyrer) of Criminal Justice- an introduction to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales (Longman).
Also published by Longman
M. Davies, H. Croall, J. Tyrer- Criminal Justice- an Introduction to the Criminal Justice System of England and Wales
About the Author
Dr Hazel Croall 's Affiliation: Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Strathclyde
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