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Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 5th Edition

  • Gennaro F. Vito
  • Jeffrey R. Maahs
  • ISBN-10: 1284181782
  • ISBN-13: 9781284181784
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy, Fifth Edition explores the factors and social reactions to crime. The text covers the most recent research available on theories and special topics like human trafficking, stalking, cybercrime, and terrorism. By making the connection between theory, research, and policy, the authors demonstrate the relevancy of criminological theory in the public attempt to control crime while providing justice. The emphasis on these three elements with pertinent discussions and examples is what sets this text apart from other criminology titles. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.


  • Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, and a detailed summary of important points

  • Boxed material covers significant crime issues relating to each chapter

  • Theory in Action sections link theory, research and policy together in each chapter

  • The Chapter Spotlight and Putting It All Together items help students review the significant points in each chapter

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction to Criminology
Chapter 1 Crime and Criminology
Chapter 2 The Incidence of Crime

Part 2 Criminological Theories
Chapter 3 Neoclassical Criminology
Chapter 4 Biology and Crime
Chapter 5 Psychology and Crime
Chapter 6 Social Structure and Crime
Chapter 7 Social Process and Crime
Chapter 8 Critical Approaches to Law and Crime
Chapter 9 Crime over the Life-Course

Part 3 Crime Types
Chapter 10 Crimes of Violence
Chapter 11 Property Crimes
Chapter 12 Public Order Crimes
Chapter 13 Terrorism
Chapter 14 Cybercrime
Chapter 15 Drugs and Crime
Chapter 16 Crimes of the Powerful: Organized and White Collar Crime

New to this edition

  • Up to date coverage of research and crime topics including drugs, organized and white collar crime, cybercrime and terrorism