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Criminology: The Core 6th Edition

Larry J. Siegel

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It's no mystery why Larry Siegel remains THE best-selling author in Criminal Justice. Siegel is known for presenting real-life stories of crime, criminals, and the hottest debates in the field. CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE uses real-world material to clarify concepts and theories in a concise, affordable format. Grounded in Siegel's signature style, the sixth edition continues to cover all sides of the issues without taking a political or theoretical position. Providing a broad, interdisciplinary view of the field, Siegel includes the latest insights into political crime; terrorism (e.g., ISIS, lone wolves); white-collar, blue-collar, and green-collar crime; cyber crime; and transnational crime (e.g. sex-trafficking).

Larry J. Siegel, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Emeritus

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 criminal justice program at the State University of New York at Albany, earning his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there. Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University and has also held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts–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.
  • "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. Topics include whether peer deviance affects behavior (Ch. 7); the effectiveness of restorative justice initiatives (Ch. 8); and new to this edition, a discussion of honor killing and honor crime violence against women and girls, which men in some cultures consider to be necessary (Ch. 10).
  • "Profiles in Crime" features present actual crimes that help to illustrate the position or views within the chapter. For example, "I Can't Breathe" covers the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police officers because he was believed to be selling "loosies" (single cigarettes) from packs without a tax stamp, prohibited by NYC law.
  • 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.

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Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305673632
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online PowerPoint® Slide

ISBN: 9781305673663
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

Online Test Bank Microsoft® Word

ISBN: 9781305881211
Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

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ISBN: 9781305673625
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