Criminology is a vast and diverse discipline: the many forms of crime, with equally many ways of thinking about its causes, consequences and responses ensure that every student’s journey is unique.The Criminology and Criminal Justice Companionprovides useful information about how every student can make the most of their study experience.
This guide offers a user-friendly and practical introduction to the various aspects of studying and researching criminology such as critical thinking, planning, organising, reading and writing. Its wide-ranging but concise coverage of theories and issues clearly outlines the historical development of the discipline and highlights more current debates. Throughout, reflective questions encourage the reader to think more deeply about the material and its application in the real world.
Packed with helpful features such as case studies, research debates, ‘Let’s Consider’ boxes and biographical synopses of important thinkers, this is an essential resource for students with no prior exposure to criminology, as well as for those who want a handy reference book at any point in their study.