Criminology is a discipline that is constituted by its subject matter rather than being bound by an agreed set of concepts or way of thinking. This fully updated third edition of Criminology: The Basics is a lively and engaging guide to this compelling and complex subject. Topics covered include:
the history and development of criminology
myths about crime and offenders
the search for criminological explanation
victims of crime and state crime
crime prevention, cybercrime, and the future of crime control
criminology and intersectionality
This edition also includes new sections on genocide, terrorism, cultural victimology, and Westo-centric thinking.
Concise and accessible, this book utilises chapter summaries, exercise questions and lists of further reading to provide a perfect introduction to this subject.