Fourth Edition • December 9, 2014

Essential Criminology

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Fourth Edition • November 18, 2014 • 400 pages

Print: $52.00USD/$62.50CAD

Ebook: $33.99USD, $39.99CAD

In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J.M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured. It then covers the major theories of crime, from individual-level, classical, and rational choice to biological, psychological, social learning, social control, and interactionist perspectives. In this latest edition, the authors explore the kind of criminology that is needed for the globally interdependent twenty-first century. With cutting-edge updates, illustrative real-world examples, and new study tools for students, this text is a necessity for both undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology. A Criminological Theory Historical Timeline is available for instructors and students to use as a study tool. Click the link to access and download. The timeline presents the major theories and their theorists in chronological order and illustrates theory evolution and interconnection. A Test Bank and Lecture Slides are available for professors who adopt the fourth edition of Essential Criminology for their courses. Please fill out the Resource Request Form and submit to and a press representative will be in touch shortly. Resource Request Form