This book provides the best of both worlds - authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings covering criminological theory from past to present and beyond. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research. This title begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview of criminological theory, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book. It features 'How to Read a Research Article' - a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature. It includes a 'mini-chapter' for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow. It provides key terms, web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each Reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills. It features an Instructor Resources on CD that includes a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more.
It also features a student study site that provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc