Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation
An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. The book compares and contrasts the differences between early criminal behavior and today's modern forms of crime. It also explores society’s responses to criminal behavior in the past and in the present day.
Drawn from different and distinct backgrounds, the authors explain the biological, psychological, and sociological theories of criminal behavior. They also describe the sources of crime data and explain the measures and impact of the data. The book attempts to educate readers regarding the steps that need to be taken before a significant reduction in crime can occur. Interactive questions promote classroom debate and action boxes and a glossary enhance the pedagogy of the text.