Crime and Criminology (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780190307301

Rob White; Fiona Haines; Nicole L. Asquith
360 Pages
170 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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Crime and Criminology is an introduction to the causes of crime. The sixth edition explores the key theories to try and explain criminal behaviour in society, providing students with the opportunity to evaluate how criminologists employ these theories in their analysis of criminological issues.

This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated to include new examples and expand on the new directions in crime and criminology. The book includes learning features designed to engage students in theory and current criminological research by demonstrating how theory can be placed into a modern context or used to frame research. It will provide learning pathways beyond the theory, providing students with the skills to understand their own theoretical perspective and understand the social context, history and concepts behind criminological theory.

New to this edition
Significant revision to key chapters:
Expanded coverage of biocriminological and psychological positivism
Chapter 7: Feminist Perspectives
Chapter 8: Realistic Approaches
Chapter 9: Republican Theory and Restorative Justice
A new chapter on Cultural and Postmodern Criminology.


1.The Study of Crime
2.Classical Theory
3. Bio-criminology and Psychological Positivism
4. Strain Theory
5. Labelling Perspectives
6. Marxist Criminology
7. Feminist Perspectives
8. Realist Approaches
9. Republican Theory and Restorative Justice
10. Critical Criminology
11. Cultural and Postmodern Criminology
12. Conclusion

About the author: 

Rob White is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania.; Fiona Haines is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.; Nicole Asquith is an Associate Professor in Policing and Criminal Justice at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University.

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