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Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies, 12th Edition

  • Larry J. Siegel University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus
  • ISBN-10: 1305261097  |  ISBN-13: 9781305261099
  • 640 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
  • © 2016 | Published
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Overview

The bestselling text on the market--now in its Twelfth Edition--CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available. In addition to its unparalleled breadth and depth of coverage, the text is unrivaled in its strong research base and currency. The chapters in Part Three (Crime Typologies) focus on some of the hottest issues in the field today: green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the Twelfth Edition is completely updated and includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, newsworthy examples, and hundreds of new references. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages students to weigh the evidence and form their own conclusions. New learning tools maximize students' success in the course, while a careers website gives them a clear vision of the opportunities ahead.

Features and Benefits

  • "Profiles in Crime" insets present case studies of actual criminals and crimes from the news headlines to help illustrate the chapter content. For example, Chapter 15 profiles Christopher Gunn, who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography in connection with a global online sextortion scheme.
  • "Policy and Practice in Criminology" boxes show how criminological ideas and research can be put into action. For instance, a box in Chapter 3 discusses the techniques being developed by prosecutors to help children recollect an incident and improve their court testimony. A box in Chapter 5 entitled Trait Theory and Crime Prevention reviews how treatment efforts are being synched towards an offender's biological and psychological problems, and how treatment programs consider biological and psychological traits and conditions in their approach.
  • "Race, Culture, Gender, and Criminology" boxes cover issues of racial, sexual, and cultural diversity. For example, a feature in Chapter 2 entitled "On the Run" looks at the life of inner city kids who spend their time avoiding the police.
  • "Thinking Like a Criminologist: An Ethical Dilemma" boxes present challenging questions or issues for which students must use their criminological knowledge to answer or confront ethical dilemmas. Applying the information learned in the text will help students begin to "think like criminologists."
  • Each chapter and each boxed feature within a chapter ends with "Critical Thinking Questions" that help develop students' analytical thinking skills. In addition, a list of key terms appears at the end of each chapter.

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 Theories.
6. Social Structure Theories.
7. Social Process Theories: Socialization and Society.
8. Social Conflict, Critical Criminology, and Restorative Justice. 
9. Developmental Theories: Life Course, Latent Trait, and Trajectory.
Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES.
10. Interpersonal Violence. 
11. Political Crime and Terrorism.
12. Property Crime.
13. Enterprise Crime: White-Collar, Green-Collar, and Transnational Organized Crime.
14. Public Order Crime: Sex and Substance Abuse.
15. Cybercrime.

What's New

  • New to this edition, "Criminology in Action" boxes look at important issues and research in the field that fall into one of criminology's sub-areas. Topics include how criminologists test theories and measure relationships, in this instance to find out whether peers and peer pressure influence behavior choices (Ch. 1); how left realism explains terrorist activity (Ch. 8); U.S. homicide rates from colonial times to the present, plus factors that influence them (Ch. 10); the differences between media's depiction of serial killers and the reality (Ch. 10); and "sexual burglary" (Ch. 11).
  • An entire chapter (Chapter 15) is dedicated to cybercrime, expanding coverage of cybercrime's three major forms: cyber theft, cybervandalism, and cyberwar. There is new information on cyberattacks on computers, such as the SpyEye program that infected more than 1.4 million users with malicious codes; new sections on prosecuting Internet crimes; and discussion of efforts by Chinese hackers to steal military and commercial secrets. The author also details the use of the web to disseminate drugs, pornography, and other illegal goods.
  • "Famous Criminologist" inserts, new to this edition, introduce students to some key thinkers and criminological theorists--past and present--who contributed to the field. For example, in Chapter 6 a "Famous Criminologists" box highlights the work of some of the founders of sociological theories, Emile Durkheim, Robert Ezra Parks, Ernest Burgess, Clifford Shaw, and others. And in Chapter 8, Conflict theorists Karl Marx, Willem Bonger, Ralf Dahrendorf, and George Vold are recognized.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The terms and concepts are confidently and accurately defined and discussed. I particularly appreciated the author voluminous use of cited references for terms and concepts. That establishes the textbook's credibility and appropriately authoritative tone. The fact that this textbook is in its 11th edition reflects its value and demonstrates a trait that I rarely see but value highly in the academic context i.e. humble confidence."

— Collin Lau, Chaminade University of Honolulu

"This text takes the material that needs to be discussed in a course on criminology and presents it in a way that is both understandable and memorable. The charts and pictures would seem to facilitate the digestion of all necessary information. In fact the necessary connection is already made for students (connections sections). This approach is very appealing to me. This text is laid out in a way that I tend to lecture… take the concept and reinforce the learning of said concept through the use of "real world examples."

— Patricia O'Brien, Elgin Community College

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Revised to reflect new content in the 12th Edition, 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 with 30% more questions than the prior edition. 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 so instructors can be sure they are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

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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.