An Introduction to Crime and Criminology, 5th Edition

By Hennessey Hayes, Tim Prenzler

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What is crime? How much crime is there in our community? Why do people offend? How do we prevent crime? The text is written by leading Australian criminologists and aims to answer these questions.

This book is for university students (particularly suited to first-year students) and others interested in crime to the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Each chapter is written by one or more of Australia’s most widely respected authorities on criminology, lending this collection legitimacy and currency.

The contributors to this volume guide readers through contemporary research on crime and criminality from Australia and overseas. The large majority of chapters do not simply summarise current knowledge but include data from the authors’ original research, as well as offering distinctive insights and policy recommendations.

The content in the text is a blend of Australian and international research, content and context.

This text can be delivered via Revel, offering an interactive learning experience available on all devices. Revel is an additional cost and not included in the book's price.
Biography
Hennessey Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
Tim Prenzler is a Professor of Criminology at the University of the Sunshine Coast and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
Lyndel Bates is an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with the Griffith Criminology Institute and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
Merrelyn Bates was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University for over 20 years.
Melissa Bull is a Professor in the School of Justice and the Director of the Crime Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology.
Jenny Cartwright (formerly Mouzos) is a Coordinator at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Canberra.
Larissa Christensen is Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) and a co-leader of the first university-led Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU) in Australia.
Jacqueline Drew is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a member of the Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University.
Sarah Fletcher is the Assistant Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, South Australia. She has spoken at national and international conferences and seminars on victims’ rights and victim assistance, and writes on these topics.
Ross Homel AO is Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
Toni Makkai is an Emeritus Professor in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Chair of the Industry and International Board, Griffith Institute of Criminology, Deputy-President of the Ted Noffs Foundation and a board member of Survey Research Centre Pty Ltd.
Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and a Research Professor in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland.
Paul Mazerolle is Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University.
Nadine McKillop is a Psychologist, Criminology and Justice Lecturer and Co-Leader of the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Michael O’Connell AM APM, Consulting Victimologist, is also the Victim Advocate (Prisoners’ Children) for Second Chances (SA), a White Ribbon Ambassador and Patron of the Love Hope & Gratitude Foundation.
Janet Ransley is Professor and Director of the Griffith Criminology Institute at Griffith University.
John Rynne is an Associate Professor and Director of the Griffith Youth Forensic Service, and since 2005 he has taught penology in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University.
Rick Sarre is Professor Emeritus at the School of Law, University of South Australia. His current research interests include policing, private security, and religion and law.
Lacey Schaefer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University and a Research Associate with the Griffith Criminology Institute.
Stephen Smallbone is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University and Director of the Griffith Youth Forensic Service.
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  • Students are supported with a broad range of learning features and opportunities, including chapter specific learning objectives, case studies, recommended readings and much more.
  • An extra chapter has been added to help students answer one of the most difficult questions they face as they graduate: ‘What do I do now?' Several strategies are included to assist students in preparing for employment, such as searching for jobs in criminal justice and related fields, preparing applications and gaining generic skills.
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ISBN
 
9781488615771
Edition
 
5th
Published date
 
03/10/2019
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
361
Format
 
Table of contents
  • Part 1 Facts and fallacies
  • Chapter 1: The Media and crime
  • Chapter 2: Defining crime
  • Chapter 3: Measuring crime
  • Chapter 4: The nature and prevalence of crime
  • Part 2 Dimensions of crime
  • Chapter 5: Victim and offender characteristics
  • Chapter 6: Violence and street crimes
  • Chapter 7: White-collar crime
  • Chapter 8: Internet and cybercrimes
  • Chapter 9: International crimes
  • Part 3 Explaining crime
  • Chapter 10: The role of theory
  • Chapter 11: Psychological explanations
  • Chapter 12: Social explanations
  • Chapter 13: Interactionist explanations
  • Part 4 Responding to crime
  • Chapter 14: The criminal justice system
  • Chapter 15: The police
  • Chapter 16: The criminal courts
  • Chapter 17: Corrections
  • Chapter 18: Victims, criminal justice and restorative justice
  • Chapter 19: Crime prevention
  • Chapter 20: Careers in Criminal Justice - Additional online chapter (student download)

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