Criminology For Dummies

Criminology For Dummies

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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 a€” understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society Identify different types of crime a€” 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 a€” explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes Take it to the streets a€” follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys Seek justice a€” meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished Deal with juveniles a€” 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 crimesAfter he stole the guesta#39;s credit card number, he sent it to another member of the organization in another state. That person attached the number to a blank credit card and then quickly maxed out the card by buying Home Depot gift cards at aanbsp;...

Title:Criminology For Dummies
Author:Steven Briggs
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-02-04


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