Criminology For Dummies


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<p><b>Explore the world of crime and punishment</b></p> <p>Police, forensics, and detective stories dominate our TV screens and bookshelves&mdash;from fictional portrayals such as&nbsp;<i>Silence of the Lambs&nbsp;</i>and<i>&nbsp;Law and&nbsp;Order</i>&nbsp;to&nbsp;lurid&nbsp;accounts of real-life super-criminals like Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. As well as being&nbsp;horribly&nbsp;fascinating, knowledge of what makes criminals tick is crucial to governments, who spend&nbsp;billions of dollars each year&nbsp;trying to keep their people safe. Criminology&nbsp;brings disciplines like psychology, biology, and economics together to help police and society solve crimes&mdash;and to&nbsp;prevent them before they even happen.</p> <p>The&nbsp;new edition of&nbsp;<i>Criminology&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies&nbsp;</i>shines a light into the dark recesses of the criminal mind and goes behind-the-scenes with society&rsquo;s response to&nbsp;crime, putting you right on the mean streets with cops and criminals alike. Along the way,&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;learn&nbsp;everything a rookie needs to survive, including basic definitions of what a crime is and how it&rsquo;s measured; common criminal motivations, thinking, and traits; elementary crime-solving techniques; the effects on and rights of victims;&nbsp;and more.</p> <ul> <li>Understand types of crime, from white-collar&nbsp;to organized&nbsp;to terror attacks</li> <li>Follow law-enforcement officials and agencies as they hunt the bad guys</li> <li>Meet key players in criminal justice and see how and why the guilty are punished</li> <li>Check out jobs in the field</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&nbsp;plan to enter&nbsp;the criminal justice field or just want to know more about what turns some people to the dark side&mdash;and how the thin blue line fights back&mdash;this is your perfect guide to&nbsp;criminology basics.</p>