Table of Contents

PART 1: CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY

1. What Is Criminology—Understanding Crime and Criminals

2. Where Do Theories Come From?—From Idea to Evidence


PART 2: CRIME CAUSATION

3. Classical and Neoclassical Thought—Choice or Consequences

4. Early Biological Perspectives on Criminal Behavior—It’s What We Are

5. Biosocial and Other Contemporary Perspectives—Interaction Is Key

6. Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behavior—It’s How We Think


PART 3: CRIME CAUSATION REVISITED

7. Social Structure Theories—It’s How We Live

8. Theories of Social Process and Social Development—It’s What We Learn

9. Social Conflict Theories—It’s How We Relate


PART 4: THE CRIME PICTURE

10. Criminal Victimization—It’s Personal

11. Crimes Against Persons—It’s What We Fear

12. Crimes Against Property—It’s What We Lose

13. White-Collar and Organized Crime—Crime As a Job

14. Drug and Sex Crimes—Recreational Offenses

15. Technology and Crime—It’s a Double-Edged Sword

16. Globalization and Terrorism—Our Small World


Epilogue: Future Directions—It’s What’s To Come