Criminology For Dummies

by Steven Briggs


Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crimeAre you fascinated by criminology forensics and detective work This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime Youll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime the way society responds to it and most important how crime can be prevented Enter the world of crime - understand what crime is how it is measured and the various ways crime affects victims and societyIdentify different types of crime - from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes Know who commits crimes and why - explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimesTake it to the streets - follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guysSeek justice - meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punishedDeal with juveniles - know the differences between adult and juvenile systems realize why youths are treated differently and review modern methods for treatmentOpen the book and find Common criminal traitsThe causes of violent crimes Recent efforts to secure victims rightsThe processes used to solve crimesA step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process Ways to recognize and fight back against crimeJobs in the criminal justice fieldTen notorious unsolved crimes

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