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Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Introduction 1. The causes and prevention of crime and deviancy 2. Why and how offenders are punished 3. The criminal justice process - an overview 4. How to conduct criminological research 5. Criminology sources 6. The presentation of written work 7. Studying criminology in higher education 8. Taking it further exercises Key terms in criminology and criminal justice policy Index

About the Author

Peter Joyce is currently Visiting Professor of Criminology in the Department of Social and Life Sciences at the University of Glyndwr, Wales. He has published widely in the areas of politics and criminology and recent works include the third edition of Criminal Justice: An Introduction (Routledge, 2016) and The Policing of Protest, Disorder and International Terrorism in the UK since 1945 (Palgrave, 2017).


"Peter Joyce has produced an excellent transition text for those either commencing or intending to study criminology at degree level that maintains academic integrity yet is accessible. Furthermore, Joyce helps to alleviate some of the concerns students may have regarding studying at university by exploring key skills that will be developed during their studies." - Stuart Agnew, Associate Professor in the School of Law and Social Sciences, University of Suffolk "This new edition of Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Study Guide is essential reading for all undergraduate students studying within the social science field. It is to be recommended to all students as the invaluable source which will see them throughout their studies. The text successfully informs students of a theoretical understanding to crime and deviancy while also providing practical guidance to undertaking criminological research. I will be highly recommending this book." - Dr Sarah Dubberley, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Wrexham Glyndwr University "This is a key resource for undergraduate students who are new to studying criminology. It covers core areas of the curriculum in an accessible and informative way. Students can get to grips with the terminology of the discipline, test their knowledge and skills with practice examples, and learn interesting facts and theories about crime, punishment and research!" - Dr Nicola Roberts, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Criminology, University of Sunderland

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