Crime and deviance

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By Statement Tony Lawson and Tim Heaton
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Description From surveillance to terrorism and green crime to state crime, this exciting new edition offers an updated survey of key areas in the sociology of crime and deviance. Analysis of recent studies and accessible theory is combined with a variety of activities to provide an invaluable introduction to this popular topic for all students of sociology --Provided by publisher.
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Isbn10 0230217826
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Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-333) and index.
Number Of Pages 344
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Pagination viii, 344 p. :
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Publish Country enk
Publish Date 2010
Publish Places Basingstoke
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Publishers Palgrave Macmillan
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Series Skills-based sociology
Skills-based sociology
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Table Of Contents Introducing the sociology of crime and deviance
Crime statistics
Sociocultural explanations of crime and deviance
Interactionist explanations of crime and deviance
Conflict explanations of crime and deviance
Realist explanations of crime and deviance
Crime, deviance and ethnicity
Crime, deviance and gender
Criminal justice and the victims of crime.
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Crime and deviance
Authors Tony Lawson
Tim Heaton
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Categories Social Science
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Description The second edition of this student-focused text continues to offer clear and structured guidance on the sociology of crime and deviance. With basic definitions and clear analysis of theory and statistics, this book gives its reader the tools to build their knowledge and understanding of the topic. In particular, this text: • explores and critiques essential sociological theory, including functionalist, feminist and postmodernist debates. • examines how criminal justice data and crime statistics are compiled • questions the reliability of social patterns of crime in terms of gender, class, age and ethnicity • looks at new types of crime – from surveillance to terrorism and green crime to state crime As part of the Skills-Based Sociology series, this new edition of Crime and Deviance is packed with a variety of tasks, activities and exam practice questions. These encourage students to take an active role in their learning, whilst promoting critical thinking alongside skill development. This book is the perfect starting point for students keen to understand the sociology of crime and deviance, as well as an excellent source for revision.
Language en
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Page Count 288
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Published Date 2010-01-15
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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Title Crime and Deviance
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