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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.

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