Criminology: A Global Perspective
Criminology: A Global Perspective is an excellent teaching tool, explicitly written to provide the broadest coverage of any criminology text available, including research examples from around the world. The discussions acquaint students with numerous correlates of crime including: demographics, ecology, macroeconomics, family, institutions, behavioral and mental health, and biology. Understanding of these correlates is then used extensively to assess the merit and shortcomings of each criminological theory. Careful attention is given not only to traditional criminological theories, but also to more recent theories that hypothesize on the involvement of brain functioning patterns and evolutionary factors as causes of criminal behavior. This text covers criminal and delinquent behavior as well as clinical forms of antisocial behavior.