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Criminology For Dummies von Briggs, Steven (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.08.2009
  • Verlag: For Dummies
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Criminology For Dummies

Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime
Are 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. You'll 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 &151; understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society
Identify different types of crime &151; 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 &151; explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes
Take it to the streets &151; follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys
Seek justice &151; meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished
Deal with juveniles &151; know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment
Open the book and find:
Common criminal traits
The causes of violent crimes
Recent efforts to secure victims' rights
The processes used to solve crimes
A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process
Ways to recognize and fight back against crime
Jobs in the criminal justice field
Ten notorious, unsolved crimes


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 384
    Erscheinungsdatum: 27.08.2009
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780470588994
    Verlag: For Dummies
    Größe: 7774 kBytes
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