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An Introduction to Crime and Criminology - Hennessey Hayes

An Introduction to Crime and Criminology

By: Hennessey Hayes (Editor), Tim Prenzler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th November 2014
ISBN: 9781486003327
Number Of Pages: 384

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An Introduction to Crime & Criminology 4e, continues to bring together some of Australia's most widely respected authorities on criminology. The text explores popular knowledge and understanding about crime, contrasting it with what we know about crime from official sources as well as from crime victims.

The authors present and analyse the various ways that crime is defined and measured, the many and varied dimensions of crime, the broad range of theories offered to explain crime as well as some of the main ways governments and other agencies respond to and attempt to prevent crime.

About the Authors

Hennessey Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. He teaches introductory criminology and research methodology to first-year university students. He is also engaged in a program of research on restorative justice and reoffending.

Tim Prenzler is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University where he teaches in the areas of criminal justice accountability, and crime prevention and security management. He is also the manager of the Integrity Systems research project at the Griffith node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.

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Part one: Facts and Fallacies
Chapter 1: Media and Crime
William Wood

Chapter 2: Defining Crime
Janet Ransley and Tim Prenzler

Chapter 3: Measuring Crime
Hennessey Hayes and Toni Makkai

Chapter 4: The Nature and Prevalence of Crime
Toni Makkai and Tim Prenzler

Part two: Dimensions of Crime
Chapter 5: Victim and Offender Characteristics
Hennessey Hayes and Tim Prenzler

Chapter 6: Violence
Jenny Cartwright

Chapter 7: Street Crimes
Lorraine Mazerolle

Chapter 8: White-collar Crime
Janet Ransley and Tim Prenzler

Chapter 9: Crimes Against Morality
Belinda Carpenter and Sharon Hayes

Chapter 10: Internet and International Crimes
Majid Yar and Tim Prenzler

Part three: Explaining Crime
Chapter 11: The Role of Theory
Paul Mazerolle

Chapter 12: Psychological Explanations
Stephen Smallbone and Nadine McKillop

Chapter 13: Social Explanations
Melissa Bull

Chapter 14: Interactionist Explanations
Hennessey Hayes

Part Four: Responding to Crime
Chapter 15: The Criminal Justice System
Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre

Chapter 16: The Police
Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre

Chapter 17: The Criminal Courts
Rick Sarre and Michael O’Connell

Chapter 18: Corrections
Catrin Smith and John Rynne

Chapter 19: Victims, Criminal Justice and Restorative Justice
Michael O’Connell and Hennessey Hayes

Chapter 20: Crime Prevention
Ross Homel

ISBN: 9781486003327
ISBN-10: 148600332X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th November 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 4