Criminology for Dummies

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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime.

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented.

  • Enter the world of crime — understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society.
  • Identify different types of crime — from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes.
  • Know who commits crimes, and why — explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes.
  • Take it to the streets — follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys.
  • And more...


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