About the Book

The new edition of Criminology: A Sociological Introduction builds on the success of the first edition and now includes two new chapters: Crime, Place and Space; and Histories of Crime.

More than a collection of orthodox thinking, this fully revised and updated textbook is also ground in original research, and offers a clear and insightful introduction to the key topics studied in undergraduate criminology courses, including:

  • Crime trends, from historical overview to recent crime patterns
  • Criminal justice system, including policing and prisons
  • Ways of thinking about crime and control, from the origins of criminology to contemporary theories
  • Research methods used by criminologists
  • New topics within criminology including terrorism, cybercrime, human rights, and emotion.

The book is packed with contemporary international case studies and has a lively 2 colour text design to aid student revision. Specially designed to be accessible and user-friendly.