An Introduction to Crime and Criminology

Author(s): Hennessey Hayes; Tim Prenzler


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.


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General Fields

  • : 9781488615771
  • : Pearson Education Australia
  • : Pearson Education Australia
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hennessey Hayes; Tim Prenzler
  • : Paperback
  • : 400