By Fiona Brookman, Mike Maguire, Harriet Pierpoint, Trevor Bennett
The Handbook on Crime is a accomplished edited quantity that comprises research and rationalization of the character, quantity, styles and reasons of over forty varied kinds of crime, in every one case drawing consciousness to key modern debates and social and legal justice responses to them. It additionally demanding situations many renowned and professional conceptions of crime.
This ebook is among the few criminological texts that takes as its start line a number of particular different types of criminality. It addresses not just 'conventional' offences akin to shoplifting, housebreaking, theft, and motor vehicle crime, yet many other kinds of legal behaviour - usually an amalgamation of alternative criminal offences - which are a magnet for modern media, public and coverage situation. those contain crimes dedicated not just by way of participants, yet by way of organised legal teams, companies and governments. There are chapters on, for instance, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identification robbery, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and worldwide terrorism. lots of those subject matters obtain unusually little recognition within the criminological literature.
The Handbook on Crime could be a special textual content of lasting price to scholars, researchers, teachers, practitioners, coverage makers, newshounds and all others concerned with knowing and combating legal behaviour.
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