Criminology: Theories, Patterns and Typologies,
13th Edition

Larry J. Siegel

ISBN-13: 9781337091848 | ISBN-10: 1337091847

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 640 pages

List Price USD $229.95


The bestselling text on the market and now in its thirteenth edition, CRIMINOLOGY: THEORIES, PATTERNS, AND TYPOLOGIES, delivers the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory and crime typologies available -- showing you how criminology relates to criminal justice policy. Renowned for his unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies, Dr. Siegel encourages you to weigh the evidence and form your own conclusions. The text includes cutting-edge seminal research, up-to-the-minute policy, hundreds of new references, and new material on the legalization of marijuana, ISIL and terrorism, mass shootings, cybercrime, green crime, and transnational crime. It also maximizes your study efforts through chapter objectives, end-of-chapter reviews, key concepts, concepts summary tables, and newsworthy examples that help you see how what you are learning applies in the real world, thereby equipping you with the tools you need to succeed.

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LARRY J. SIEGEL was born in the Bronx, New York. While living on Jerome Avenue and attending City College (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, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he was a faculty member for nine years. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire, and the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he taught for 27 years; he is now a professor emeritus, still teaching online courses in criminology and criminal justice. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, criminal justice, and criminal procedure. He is a court-certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. The father of four and grandfather of three, Larry Siegel now resides in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Terry, and their two dogs, Watson and Cody.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Policy and Practice in Criminology boxes show how criminological ideas and research can be put into action.
  • 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.
  • Race, Culture, Gender, and Criminology boxes cover issues of racial, sexual, and cultural diversity.
  • Profiles in Crime are designed to present to student's actual crimes that help illustrate the position or views discussed in the chapter.

Table of Contents

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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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