OverviewBalanced coverage of theory and applications gives students a sweeping view of the discipline and makes connections between classic interpretations of criminal behaviour and crime-prevention strategies used today. Broad coverage without compromising accessibility--including chapters on complex topics like victimology (Ch. 4), public perceptions of crime (Ch. 2), and the future of criminology (Ch. 14)--enriches understanding of crucial areas of criminology while remaining approachable to students starting out in the field. Interdisciplinary approach dedicates equal space to the biological, psychological, and sociological approaches to crime, giving students a breadth of perspectives to draw on. Written by a prominent Canadian scholar in the field, this text offers a consistent, Canadian voice that is well-versed in the discipline. Student-friendly pedagogy includes fascinating case studies, provocative discussion questions, and handy definitions provided right in the margin; review questions and recommended resources at the end of every chapter round out the selection of supplementary features written to enrich the learning experience of every student. A robust box program invites students to take a closer look at the topics under discussion: --Facts and Figures boxes provide additional data and detail on the topic at hand. --A Closer Look boxes explore key topics as well as real criminal events involving cases of paraphilia, wrongful conviction, terrorism, organized crime, arson, and more. --Reality Check boxes challenge general assumptions and "common knowledge" about topics including capital punishment, sexual assault, and home invasions. --What Do You Think boxes pair brief case studies with critical thinking questions. --Profile boxes take a closer look at a key thinker, theorist, or figure tied to the study of criminology.