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1. Introducing criminology

1. Introducing criminology  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199643257
1. Introducing criminology In one of his few observations about crime, and in this case slightly tongue in cheek, Karl Marx said, ‘A philosopher produces ideas, a poet poems, a clergyman sermons, a professor compendia and so on. A criminal produces crimes.’ His point was that while we may be used to thinking of crime in moral terms, as something to be avoided or prevented, it can also be seen as a branch of production. ‘Would locks ever have reached their present degree of excellence had there been no thieves?’, he asked. That we see some acts as crimes, and
Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Criminology: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Newburn

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199643257
A Very Short Introduction
9. Where next for criminology?

9. Where next for criminology?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199643257
9. Where next for criminology? In this Very Short Introduction to criminology, I have focused on a number of fundamental issues. What is crime? How much crime is there and how do we know? How might we explain long-term trends in crime? Who commits crime; and when and why do they stop? And how do we control or prevent crime? By this stage, I hope we might agree that these are important and interesting questions, and that criminology already has a few thoughtful answers to some of them. But what does the future hold?
1. The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology

1. The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0001
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9780199550203
1. The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology

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