Introduction to Criminology: Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

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SAGE, Jan 15, 2010 - Social Science - 553 pages
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Introduction to Criminology, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology designed for an introductory undergraduate courses.

The book focuses on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as organized crime, white collar crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior.

New to this edition:

Expansion of material on psycho-social and bio-social theories

Additional coverage of terrorism in Ch. 11, along with ethics in the research methods chapter, Ch. 2

New chapter on Cybercrime

New Epilogue on the future of crime and the newest criminological theories

New Career Feature Boxes

New Crime Files Feature Boxes

End-of-Chapter Web Research Exercises

New full-color design and photo program

In-text links to study site

Expanded study site resources including video of the author and original podcasts recorded by the author for each chapter

Blackboard and Web CT compatibility


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About the author (2010)

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland and Case Western Reserve. He is the Director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (7th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (8th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato).
He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. Hagan is a recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), and awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst College in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white collar crime and terrorism.

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