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Criminology For Dummies

Criminology For Dummies by Steven Briggs
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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detectivework? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world ofcrime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses ofthe criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigatecrime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for andconsequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, mostimportant, how crime can be prevented.

  • Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how itis measured, and the various ways crime affects victims andsociety

  • Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crimeto organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime andwhy certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes

  • Know who commits crimes, and why — explore differenttheories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes

  • Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officialsand federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys

  • Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justicesystem and see why and how the guilty are punished

  • Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adultand juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently,and review modern methods for treatment

Open the book and find:

  • Common criminal traits

  • The causes of violent crimes

  • Recent efforts to secure victims' rights

  • The processes used to solve crimes

  • A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process

  • Ways to recognize and fight back against crime

  • Jobs in the criminal justice field

  • Ten notorious, unsolved crimes

Wiley; August 2009
384 pages; ISBN 9781118052662
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Title: Criminology For Dummies
Author: Steven Briggs
 
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