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Criminology: The Core, 5th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 1285068904  |  ISBN-13: 9781285068909
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2015 | Published
  • List Price = $ 182.95
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About

Overview

Concise, current, and affordable, best-selling CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Fifth Edition delivers cutting-edge coverage in a succinct, reader-friendly paperback. Author Larry Siegel guides users through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and fascinating examples that help readers truly understand criminological theory. The book effectively uses real-world material to clarify criminology's concepts and theories. Highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it also offers unbiased coverage of even the most controversial issues--enabling readers to form their own opinions.

Features and Benefits

  • "Policies and Issues in Criminology" boxes show how criminological ideas and research can be put into action. The features include actual examples of research, discussions of the future policy implications of such research, and questions that promote critical thinking. For example, a new box in Chapter 7 discusses the long-term consequences of being labeled a criminal.
  • "Profiles in Crime" features present actual crimes that help to illustrate the position or views within the chapter. For example, "Crime of the Century: Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC" discusses the greatest securities fraud in the history of the United States.
  • Chapter Learning Objectives spell out what students should learn in each chapter, and are reinforced through their linkage to end-of-chapter summaries as well as all of the text's ancillary materials.
  • A strong framework of study tools in every chapter maximizes student success, helping readers retain what they learn and encouraging them to think critically about what they read. Study tools include "Thinking Like a Criminologist" role-plays, "Checkpoints", "Connections" boxes to help students link concepts from chapter to chapter, "Critical Thinking" questions, and more.

Table of Contents

Part I: CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY.
1. Crime and Criminology.
2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Victims and Victimization.
Part II: THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION.
4. Rational Choice Theory.
5. Trait Theory.
6. Social Structure Theory.
7. Social Process Theory.
8. Social Conflict Theory.
9. Developmental Theory.
Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES.
10. Violent Crime: Interpersonal Violence.
11. Terrorism and Political Crime.
12. Property Crimes: White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Green-Collar.
13. Public Order Crimes.
14. Cyber Crime, Technology, and Transnational Crimes.

What's New

  • A new Chapter 11 examines two important emerging crime types--political crime and terrorism. A variety of political crimes are reviewed, including treason, espionage, and state political crime. New coverage of terrorism includes how terrorism is defined, the history of terrorism, types and organization of terrorist groups, what motivates terrorists, and how the government has responded to the threat of terror.
  • A completely revised Chapter 12 addresses the causes, nature, and control of some of today's most wide-ranging and consequential economic crimes: blue-collar, white-collar, and green-collar. Major forms of blue-collar crime (larceny, burglary, arson), white-collar crime (business fraud, chiseling, exploitation, influence peddling, corporate crime), and green-collar crime (worker safety/environmental crimes; illegal logging, wildlife exports, and fishing; dumping and polluting) are discussed in detail. New sections discuss theories of white-collar and green-collar crimes.
  • Chapter 14 on cyber crime and transnational crime is also new. It covers the concept and forms of cyber crime, including illegal copyright infringement, computer fraud, distributing illegal or dangerous goods and services, denial-of-service attacks, Internet securities fraud, identity theft, etailing fraud, cyber vandalism, and cyber warfare, as well as the extent and costs of cyber crime and efforts to control it. The chapter also covers transnational gangs and cyberspace, the characteristics and activities of transnational organized crime groups, and efforts to control global illegal activity.

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285078411 | ISBN-13: 9781285078410)

The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities, "What If" scenarios, media tools, a sample syllabus, and an expanded Test Bank. The learning objectives are correlated with the discussion topics, student activities, and media tools. Each chapter's Test Bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true-false, completion, essay, and new critical-thinking formats, with a full answer key. The Test Bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the section in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the Test Bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage .Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by e-mail upon request.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285855345 | ISBN-13: 9781285855349)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: • import, edit, and manipulate test bank content from the Criminology: The Core test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions • create multiple test versions in an instant • deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285855329 | ISBN-13: 9781285855325)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. The PowerPoint slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text and feature some additional examples and real-world cases for application and discussion. Available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website, the presentations and can also be obtained by e-mail upon request.

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285848985 | ISBN-13: 9781285848983)

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Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Larry J. Siegel

Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College of New York (CCNY) in the 1960s, he was swept up in the social and political currents of the time. He became intrigued with the influence contemporary culture had on individual behavior: Did people shape society, or did society shape people? He applied his interest in social forces and human behavior to the study of crime and justice. After graduating from CCNY, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, earning both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UML). Now a Professor Emeritus, he continues to teach courses on criminology and criminal justice in UML'S online master's degree program. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, corrections, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases.