What is Criminology? Criminology is the study of crime, its causes, prevention and the responses by law enforcement. Its goal is to determine the root cause of criminal behavior and develop effective and humane means on how to prevent it. Criminology has improved the criminal justice system, including the way we response to crime and the treatment of both victims and criminals.
About the book
This book is a complete guide to understanding crime and criminal justice. This 5th edition has new chapters to cover a wide range of topics about crimes. Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology offers a comprehensive and effective resource for students of criminal justice and practitioners who want to further their knowledge and skills. It will introduce the students to the real-world crimes and allows them to apply their knowledge. Learn about the different types of crimes, crime prevention, and the criminal justice system.
Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology has been for many years a leading Australian textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students approaching this field of study for the first time. The contributors are well known research-active academics in Australia who contribute to the criminological debate at a national and international level.
Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition offers a comprehensive guide to criminal justice and criminology that is well suited to a two or three-semester approach. It covers a wide range of topics including: different forms of crimes – from street crime to state crime and international crimes; who commits crimes and who are the victims of crimes; and how society responds to crime. It also includes a dedicated chapter on ‘criminology study skills’ that will be of benefit to students across their studies. This book offers a balance between the critical and administrative criminological traditions, adding to the discourse of crime and justice in the 21stcentury.
This fifth edition, with 10 new authors and 31 returning authors, features seven new chapters:
- Chapter 2: The distribution of crime over populations, space and time
- Chapter 4: Explanations of crime
- Chapter 15: Criminal justice system – Aims and processes
- Chapter 18: Privatisation in the criminal justice system
- Chapter 26: Remedies for miscarriages of justice
- Chapter 27: Criminology in Australia – Past, present and future
- Chapter 29: Study skills for Criminology
Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology 5th Edition is essential reading for students of criminal justice, criminology, penology, policing, sociology, justice and society studies, and legal studies. Practitioners interested in these areas would also be well-served by this text.