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The collaborative authoring efforts of Freda Adler, William Laufer, and Gerhard O. Mueller offers a student-driven resource in their book Criminology ISBN 9780073401584. This text incorporates a coherent and understandable writing style to present issues within the criminology field as well as their origins and possible solutions. This latest edition...
The collaborative authoring efforts of Freda Adler, William Laufer, and Gerhard O. Mueller offers a student-driven resource in their book Criminology ISBN 9780073401584. This text incorporates a coherent and understandable writing style to present issues within the criminology field as well as their origins and possible solutions. This latest edition boasts the inclusion of new coverage of topics such as neuro-criminology, evidence-based criminology, and white-collar and corporate crimes and their connection to the current economic downfall. Leading this team of experts, Freda Adler holds a doctorate degree in sociology. The start to her career in criminal justice originated with a stint as an evaluator of drug and alcohol treatment programs for federal and state governments. Currently Adler serves as a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice as well as the Director of the Master of Science Program in Criminology and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. On top of her teaching experience, she has served as criminal justice advisor to the United Nations, as well as to federal, state, and foreign governments. Adler has published 13 books as author or coauthor, 9 books as editor or coeditor, and over 90 journal articles. Organization was effectively crafted by Freda Adler, William Laufer, and Gerhard O. Mueller within the pages of Criminology. Concepts are divided across three sections and 14 chapters. Part I, entitled 'Understanding Criminology' deals with chapters on changing the boundaries of criminology, counting crime and measuring criminal behavior, and schools of thought throughout history. Part II provides various 'Explanations of Crime and Criminal Behavior.' Chapters within this section present psychological and biological perspectives, strain and cultural deviance theories, formation of subcultures, social control theory, labeling, conflict, and radical theories, as well as environmental theory. This book concludes with part III which examines 'Violent Crimes.' These final chapters take a look at crime against property, white-collar and corporate crime, public order crimes, and international and comparative criminology.
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