Features and Benefits

Clear, comprehensive coverage of the field’s key theories and developments

  • Expanded - Substantially greater coverage of terrorism and cyberterrorism provides an overview of the many types of terrorist groups and the findings and recommendations of special committees and government bodies that have focused on terrorism in recent years.

  • Updated - New developments in criminology are included throughout, including how crime and criminals have changed and what these changes mean for individuals and for the nation as a whole.

Examples bridging theory and practice

  • New - New Putting Criminology To Work boxes, in most chapters, communicate findings about some of the most effective and promising crime-control and prevention programs.

  • Expanded - Added Who’s to Blame? boxes present case studies and critical-thinking questions that ask readers to ponder to what extent the individual or society is responsible for a given crime.

  • Expanded - More Crime in the News boxes, in each chapter, give case examples and pose analytical discussion questions about connections between examples and chapter topics.

  • Updated - Criminal Profiles boxes, updated throughout the text, offer insights into the lives and criminal motivations of notorious offenders.

Pedagogical aids to streamline student learning

  • Instructor’s manual with test bank includes content outlines for classroom discussion, teaching suggestions, and answers to selected end-of-chapter questions from the text.

  • TestGen is a state-of-the-art computerized test generation system that helps instructors create and administer exams, whether on paper, electronically, or online.

  • PowerPoint® presentations offer clear, straightforward outlines and notes to use for class lectures or study materials. Photos, illustrations, charts, and tables are included when applicable.