Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice is the complete introduction to everything students need to know as they begin their studies in crime and criminology. It covers key subject areas including: what is crime, types of crime, crime theory, systems and institutions of crime, crime and social inequality and difference and criminal justice. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover emerging issues and trends, and incorporates contemporary examples and the most up-to-date statistics and references throughout. The engaging and easy to read style of Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice makes all topics accessible and its wealth of pedagogical features support learning, encourage discussion and help students relate theory to real world examples. + Crime and Criminology is about the causes of crime. More specifically, it describes the diverse and at times competing perspectives within criminology, and their attempts to explain why certain types of people engage in certain types of behaviour that have been identified as being criminal in nature.