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Criminology presents a unique perspective on the subject. It offers an excellent review of crimes, laws, and criminological theories. Criminology presents introductory material in an easy to follow format that will establish a solid foundation for students progressing through a criminal justice or criminology program.
Written by authors with 70 years combined experience in both practitioner and academic settings, Criminology:
- guides students through the various types of laws and the inner workings of the criminal justice system.
- outlines the process of measuring crime.
- ties together how the fear of crime creates a social reaction and the need for policies to address real and perceived issues related to criminal offending.
- presents criminological theories which address criminal behavior explained through philosophical, sociological, psychological, social conflict, and many other paradigms.
- features real life examples which give a better understanding of the topics being addressed.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 What Is Criminology?
Chapter 2 Measuring Crime
Chapter 3 The Classical School
Chapter 4 Biological and Psychological Theories
Chapter 5 Structural Theories
Chapter 6 Social Process Theories
Chapter 7 Social Conflict Theories
Chapter 8 Modern Approaches
Chapter 9 Crimes Against Persons
Chapter 10 Crimes Against Property
Chapter 11 Terrorism
Chapter 12 White Collar and Green Collar Crime
Chapter 13 Crimes Against Society
Chapter 14 Cyber and Transnational Organized Crime
For the past 35 years, Dr. Mutchnick has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He presently serves as Chair of the Department and holds the rank of Professor. Before joining the faculty at IUP he was a member of the faculty at Florida A. & M. University for two years and Marshall University for five years.
Dr. Mutchnick earned his PhD and MA degrees in criminology from the School of Criminology at Florida State University. He has a BS degree in sociology from Herbert H. Lehman College.
His research interests include juvenile justice and criminological theory. He has previously authored or co-authored four books, including Criminological Thought: Pioneers Past and Present, Criminal Justice Interactive, Criminology Interactive, and Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Social Sciences.
Dr. Lewis is currently an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Prior to joining the faculty at IUP in 2007, Dr. Lewis was a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi for three years. He was a Faculty Fellow at the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security and just recently was the Interim Director of the Criminal Justice Training Center, both at IUP. Prior to beginning his academic career, for 23 years, Dr. Lewis worked in law enforcement.
In terms of his education, he earned his PhD and MA degrees in criminology from IUP and his BS in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
His research interests include legal impact studies, deterrence theory, and juvenile alcohol use. He has published a number of research articles in such journals as the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Police Quarterly, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and Criminal Justice Studies.