This is an essential introduction to undergraduate studies in criminology. Short, clear and concise, it offers students a comprehensive overview of the key themes covered on criminology courses.
The Second Edition provides:
- Summaries of key course content, including new sections on 'race and ethnicity', 'ordinary crime', 'global and comparative criminology', 'green criminology' and 'zemiology'
- A helpful study skills section with extensive hints and tips on how to write essays and pass exams
- Useful learning features including a new chapter on 'thinking like a criminologist', covering the differences between theoretical and 'common sense' views
- Recent UK case studies as well as international examples drawn from Australia, Africa and America
- An all new companion website providing guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and websites
Criminology: The Essentials is an indispensible learning tool. As well as mapping out course content in a coherent and engaging way, it offers students invaluable advice on how to get the most out of their studies.
Free resources on the companion website:
- Links to free SAGE journal articles
- Practice questions
- Additional tasks
- Links to suggested websites
- Sections on race and ethnicity, cybercrime, ordinary crime, state crime, global and comparative criminology, green criminology and zemiology
- Coverage in the study skills section of how to avoid plagiarism and how to find, read and use journal articles
- Recent international case studies drawn from the United Kingdom, Australia, Africa and The United States
- A companion website with guides to further reading and links to relevant blogs, journal articles and useful websites