Loading...

Criminology: The Core,
7th Edition

Larry J. Siegel

ISBN-13: 9781337557719 | ISBN-10: 1337557714

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 544 pages

List Price USD $174.95

Overview

Concise, current and affordable, CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, 7th Edition, delivers cutting-edge coverage in an easy-reading paperback. Author Larry Siegel guides you through the fast-paced field of Criminology, its most current research and fascinating examples that help you understand criminological theory. Details on the crimes of real-life people illustrate concepts, and unbiased coverage of even the most controversial issues enables you to form your own opinions. You'll get the latest insights into political crime; terrorism (e.g. ISIS); white-collar, blue-collar and green-collar crime; cybercrime; transnational crime (e.g. human trafficking) and many other topics. And features such as "Thinking Like a Criminologist" role plays and "Connections" to the big picture help you do your best in the course.

Read More

Meet the Authors

Show More Show Less

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..

  • Coverage of the latest issues, cases and examples in criminology includes discussion of the causes and effects of the current opioid epidemic, various states' legislation on the use of marijuana, date and acquaintance rape and sexual assault on college campuses and recent controversial confrontations between police officers and citizens. Other topics include revenge porn, hate crimes and hate crime legislation, human trafficking, the political conflict that dominated the 2016 presidential election, voter fraud, importation of wildlife and the activities of the Islamic State.
  • Insight from recent research includes findings about the higher risk of armed robbery and resulting murders in neighborhoods with medical dispensaries, adolescent boys with antisocial substance disorder (ASD) who repeatedly engage in risky antisocial behavior, the increase in crime rates since cybercrime began to be included in crime statistics, the use of neutralization techniques by white-collar criminals before engaging in business crime, the high correlation between drugs and crime and the record wealth-gap levels between high-income groups and everyone else.
  • New sections cover such topics as stress encountered by abuse victims in childhood that endures into adulthood (Ch. 3); criminal competence, criminal compulsion and escape mechanisms employed during criminal acts (Ch. 4); Situational Action Theory (Ch. 7); justice system inequality (Ch. 8); criminal susceptibility and the link between personality traits and crime (Ch. 9); sex in authority relationships and legislation making it a crime for people in power to have sexual relations with those they supervise (Ch. 10) and internet extortion and ransomware (Ch. 11).
  • Chapter learning objectives spell out what students should learn in each chapter, and are reinforced through their linkage to end-of-chapter summaries and to all of the text's ancillary materials.
  • "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).
  • Study tools in every chapter maximize student success, helping readers retain what they learn and encouraging them to think critically about what they read. 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.
  • "Profiles in Crime" features present actual crimes that help to illustrate the position or views within the chapter. "I Can't Breathe" covers the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police officers because he was believed to be selling single cigarettes from packs without a tax stamp, prohibited by NYC law. New topics include "A Shooting in Ferguson" about Michael Brown, killed in a confrontation with a police officer; "Planning to Steal," about auto thieves and the rise in auto thefts by organized professionals and "Fertility Fraud," about deception at a fertility clinic.

Table of Contents

Show More Show Less
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 Theory.
6. Social Structure Theory.
7. Social Process Theory.
8. Social Conflict, Critical Criminology, and Restorative Justice.
9. Developmental Theories: Life Course, Propensity, and Trajectory.
Part III: CRIME TYPOLOGIES.
10. Violent Crime.
11. Political Crime and Terrorism.
12. Economic Crimes: White-Collar, Blue-Collar, and Green-Collar.
13. Public Order Crimes.
14. Crimes of the New Millennium: Cyber Crime, Technology, and Transnational Organized Crimes.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor's Companion Website for Siegel's Criminology: The Core, 7th

ISBN13:9781337688055
ISBN10:1337688053
Instructor's Companion Website

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Siegel's Criminology: The Core, Instant Access

ISBN13:9781337688109
ISBN10:133768810X
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Siegel's Criminology: The Core

ISBN13:9781337688062
ISBN10:1337688061

Compare Buying Options

Show More Show Less

Pricing Options

Criminology

  • ISBN-10: 1337557714
  • ISBN-13: 9781337557719

Price USD$ 174.95

MindTap: Criminology 12Months

  • ISBN-10: 1337674842
  • ISBN-13: 9781337674843

Price USD$ 91.00

Buy

*Purchase not available for this country