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As crime continues to be a high profile issue troubling politicians, the public and the media alike, the study of criminology has boomed. Providing an international and comparative introduction to the discipline,Criminology: The Basics is an accessible guide to the theoretical and practical approaches to the phenomena of crime. Topics covered in this new edition include:
challenging myths about crime and offenders
the search for criminological explanation
thinking about the victim of crime
introduction to critical criminology
crime prevention and the future of crime control
looking to the future, cultural criminology and terrorism.
Easy to read, concise and supported by a glossary of terms and pointers to further reading,Criminology: The Basics is a perfect introduction to this important and popular subject.