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Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies 13th Edition

Larry J. Siegel

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2016
  • 640 Pages
Starting At 92.00 See pricing and ISBN options


The bestselling text on the market, 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) cover some of the hottest issues in the field today: ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, green crime, transnational crime, and cybercrime. Packed with real-world illustrations, the thirteenth 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. What’s more, the MindTap® that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more.

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.
  • This edition focuses on many crime-related topics that have recently captured news headlines across the country. For example, a new section on mass shooters highlights recent research on crime typologies in the area of mass shootings. A new section on the issue of and policy implications surrounding legalizing marijuana reflects the fact that a number of states have legalized marijuana for personal use or for medical purposes. This new edition also includes the most recent crime trends, data, and criminological research in the field.
  • MindTap for Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies, 13th Edition has met the Quality Matters Review Standards and is Quality Matters Certified. For more information, visit
  • All crime data has been updated, and includes recent hate crime data and 2015 data showing that the number of murders in the U.S. has risen sharply. The latest data available from the National Center for Educational Statistics on victimization in schools is presented. Other new featured research focuses on how racial stereotypes affect criminal decision-making and shape offenders' decisions.
  • A new section is devoted to "Broken Windows" and how the concept of community disorder policing programs have been designed to reduce social disorder by concentrating on life style crimes such as panhandling, loitering, and vandalism.
  • Other new sections discuss victim personality, victim disability, gang membership's impact on victimization risk, criminals who target fellow criminals, lone actor terrorists, the U.S. Freedom Act and how the law changed when the Patriot Act ended in 2015, Internet extortion, overpayment fraud, and recovery/impersonation schemes.
  • New discussions cover violence and human nature, advocacy for the victims of intimate partner violence, drug market participants' use of firearms to commit crimes, active shooter incidents, and the latest on workplace violence. The section on stalking has been expanded in recognition of all fifty states and the federal government's stalking statutes covering a wide range of behavior.
  • New coverage offers insights into the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as well as the latest data on terrorism trends and casualties.
  • The new MindTap® for the text offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all within your current learning management system. MindTap® prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned, real-world decisions they will need to make as future professionals. With its rich array of assets -- all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap® is perfectly suited for today's Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.
  • Policy and Practice in Criminology boxes show how criminological ideas and research can be put into action.
  • Race, Culture, Gender, and Criminology boxes cover issues of racial, sexual, and cultural diversity.
  • Thinking Like a Criminologist: An Ethical Dilemma boxes present challenging questions or issues that students must answer or analyze by using their criminological knowledge. Practice in applying the information learned in the text will help students begin to "think like criminologists."
  • Connections are short inserts that help link the material to other areas covered in the book. Most Connections boxes have an Ask Yourself . . . that poses a scholarly question based on the material found at both sources.
  • Each chapter and each boxed feature within a chapter ends with Critical Thinking Questions that help students develop analytical thinking skills. A list of key terms also appears at the end of each chapter.
  • Throughout the text, boxed features titled Criminology in Action review critically important research topics in the field.
  • Profiles in Crime are designed to present to student's actual crimes that help illustrate the position or views discussed in the chapter.
1. Crime and Criminology.
2. The Nature and Extent of Crime.
3. Victims and Victimization.
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.
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. Crimes of the New Millennium: Cybercrime.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Online Test Bank (with Microsoft Word)

ISBN: 9781337092654
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 for each chapter of the text -- most with answers and page references.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781337092548
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online PowerPoint® (with Art)

ISBN: 9781337092630
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.

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

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