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Title
Criminology
Author
John E Conklin
format
Hardback
Publisher
Pearson
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20060608

This successful text thoroughly examines specific crimes and criminals and gives students the tools to analyze criminal behavior.

Conklin's Criminology looks at crime in a broad context, examining socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal activity. This distinctive approach offers students a uniquely broad-based perspective and advances the overall understanding of crime.

This new edition includes up-to-date and topical material - e.g. the motives of suicide bombers and looting after the 2004 tsunami - to engage students and demonstrate the relevance of criminology in contemporary society.

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John E. Conklin, professor of sociology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, was born in Oswego, New York, in 1943 and raised in Syracuse, New York.
After earning a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 1965, he completed his doctorate at Harvard University in 1969 and did research at Harvard Law School's Center for Criminal Justice for one year before taking a position at Tufts, where he now offers courses in criminology, crime and the media, sociology of law, and sociology of sexual behavior.


Professor Conklin's first book, Robbery and the Criminal Justice System (1972), was based on data he gathered in Boston.
He also wrote The Impact of Crime (1975), a study of community reactions to crime, and "Illegal but Not Criminal": Business Crime in America (1977). The first of nine editions of Criminology appeared in 1981.
Art Crime--a study of theft, forgery, and fraud in the art world--was published in 1994.
His New Perspectives in Criminology (Allyn & Bacon, 1996) is an edited collection of papers published by leading criminologists during the 1990s.
In 2003, Allyn & Bacon published Professor Conklin's Why Crimes Rates Fell, an examination of the reasons that crime declined so dramatically in the 1990s.

"I very much like and appreciate this type of conceptual approach to the subject matter."

Adam Rafalovich

Texas Tech University

"One of the major benefits of this text is that it gets students away from looking at types of crime and instead helps them to emphasize the theoretical frameworks that criminologists use to understand crime."

Adam Rafalovich

Texas Tech University

"The strengths of this text are its theory base, readability, and clarity."

Adam Rafalovich

Texas Tech University

"The style/ presentation of the material is a strong aspect of the book."

Adam Rafalovich

Texas Tech University

Type
BOOK
Edition
9th Edition
Keyword Index
Criminology.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
515

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