Publisher description for Criminology / [edited by] Chris Hale ... [et al.].


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Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime and criminality. Criminology is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students coming to the subject for the first time. The book covers a wide range of topics: the historical and contemporary understandings of crime
and criminal justice; different forms of crime--from street crime to state crime; who commits crime and who are the victims of crime; and how does society and state agencies respond to crime and disorder.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criminology.