Criminology For Dummies

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<p>Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime</p> <p>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.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society</p> </li> <li> <p>Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes</p> </li> <li> <p>Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes</p> </li> <li> <p>Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys</p> </li> <li> <p>Seek justice — meet the key players in the criminal justice system and see why and how the guilty are punished</p> </li> <li> <p>Deal with juveniles — know the differences between adult and juvenile systems, realize why youths are treated differently, and review modern methods for treatment</p> </li> </ul> <p>Open the book and find:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Common criminal traits</p> </li> <li> <p>The causes of violent crimes</p> </li> <li> <p>Recent efforts to secure victims’ rights</p> </li> <li> <p>The processes used to solve crimes</p> </li> <li> <p>A step-by-step walkthrough of the criminal justice process</p> </li> <li> <p>Ways to recognize and fight back against crime</p> </li> <li> <p>Jobs in the criminal justice field</p> </li> <li> <p>Ten notorious, unsolved crimes</p> </li> </ul>

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