Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology

 
Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-605-6
 
Publisher:
Emond Publishing
 
Page Count:
496
 
Status:
Available
 
Publication Date:
June 2014
 
Subjects:
Criminal Justice and Criminology
 
 
 
 

Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology provides an overview of the foundations of criminology, and is intended for an introductory-level university and college audience. In addition to surveying the key theoretical approaches, it also examines important aspects in the study of criminology, including the role of the media; key points of criminal law; ways of measuring crime; and a thorough survey of the various types of crime. Case studies and boxes are used throughout to illustrate the theoretical aspects of the text in a real-world context. The concise chapters, accessible presentation, and Canadian content make it an ideal introduction to the field.

  • Very affordable price, and available as print book or ebook.
  • Features a full chapter on critical criminology.
  • Features a full chapter on the media and crime.
  • Includes contributions from many of Canada’s leading criminologists.
  • Real-life case studies precede each chapter, introducing the themes, concepts, and issues explored in the chapter that follows.
  • Concise chapters are designed to emphasize key concepts and issues, without excessive detail for the first-time student.
  • Pedagogy throughout is designed to encourage critical thinking and discussion.
  • The inviting design features carefully selected images and numerous graphs and figures to illustrate statistics and trends.
  • Provides clearly defined terms and a full glossary.

Part One: Approaching Criminology

  • Chapter 1: What Is Criminology? (Neil Boyd)
  • Chapter 2: The Media: Shaping Our Understanding of Crime (Valerie Steeves, Trevor Scott Milford)

Part Two: Foundations of Canadian Criminology

  • Chapter 3: Criminal Law in Canada (Craig Jones)
  • Chapter 4: Measuring Crime (Hilary Kim Morden, Ted Palys)
  • Chapter 5: Victims of Crime (Hannah Scott)

Part Three: Theories of Crime

  • Chapter 6: Theories of Crime: A Brief Introduction (Barry Cartwright, Jonathan Heidt, Neil Boyd)
  • Chapter 7: Biological Approaches (Gail S. Anderson)
  • Chapter 8: Psychological Approaches (Jonathan Heidt)
  • Chapter 9: Understanding Critical Criminology (Laura Huey)
  • Chapter 10: Gender and Crime (Fiona M. Kay)
  • Chapter 11: Crime Choice Theory (Graham Farrell, Tarah Hodgkinson)
  • Chapter 12: Sociological Approaches (Barry Cartwright)

Part Four: Types of Crime

  • Chapter 13: Violent Crime (Sara Thompson)
  • Chapter 14: Sexual Offences and Problematic Sexual Interests (Lisa Murphy and J.P. Fedoroff)
  • Chapter 15: Property Crime (William O’Grady)
  • Chapter 16: Crimes of Morality (Andrew D. Hathaway, Amir Mostaghim)
  • Chapter 17: Organized Crime and Gangs (Scot Wortley)
  • Chapter 18: White-Collar Crime (Poonam Puri, Simon Kupi)

Glossary

Index

Instructors adopting this text for their courses can receive the following supplements. Please contact instructor support for more information.

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Test Bank
  • Image Bank
  • Sample Course Syllabus
  • Click on the 'Updates' tab for links to news stories, commentary, cases, updated statistics, and more.

    An online student tutorial package featuring additional lectures, quizzes, self-assessment tools, and flash cards is also available to supplement this book.

    For instructors who are moving to Understanding Crime in Canada from various other criminology texts on the market, the Transition Guide will ensure a smooth and simple transition.

     
     
     
     
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