Criminology: A Contemporary Introduction by Tony Murphy
An introductory text for first year criminology students, covering the key questions, debates and theoretical models in the field, as well as themes of inequality, social justice, and human rights, to encourage an international or 'globalised' understanding of crime and justice matters.
The book provides students with a strong, interdisciplinary foundation to their criminological studies, covering all the key topics taught on a first year course, including:
- The causes and prevalence of crime
- Doing criminological research
- The social divisions (class, power and inequality) that relate to crime and justice
- The role of politics and the media
- Corporate crime and cybercrime
- Global justice
All content is supported by case studies on contemporary issues, and free online resources for students and lecturers, consisting of video interviews between the author and academics or practitioners in the field of criminology, addressing key topics outlined in the book and discussing case studies, there will also be multiple-choice questions, lecturer PowerPoint slides, testbank, and links to further reading.