Test Bank For Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, 6th Canadian Edition By Schmalleger
Test Bank For Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applications, 6th Canadian Edition By Frank Schmalleger,Rebecca Volk,ISBN-10: 0134675940,ISBN-13: 9780134675947
About This Product
Canadian Criminology Today meets the needs of students preparing for careers in the Canadian criminal justice system. Its applied focus on the explanations of crime and deviance and their application to real-life examples of criminal behaviour reflects the learning outcomes of introductory criminology courses.
Criminologists find themselves wondering what new laws might be enacted to add additional control to the globalization of crime and the misuse of technology as policymakers and criminal justice personnel strive to remain one step ahead of these emerging trends in crime and criminality. For the student of crime and criminal behaviour the crucial question that still remains to be answered is why?—why, despite all the theorizing and studies, can we not “solve” the crime puzzle? Do some people commit acts of mass shootings because they are “born violent”? Or, is it their exposure to violence in childhood that is the cause? Why does the affluent chief executive officer of a corporate conglomerate engage in financial fraud while the young person living in a high-crime neighbourhood remains crime-free? What is it that motivates one person and not another to violate social norms? And does this motivation vary according to the type of law broken?
This sixth edition of Canadian Criminology Today: Theories and Applicationscontinues to examine these questions and offer students a clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology that encourages critical thinking about the causes of crime and crime-prevention strategies. The thematic approach of Canadian Criminology Today is dualistic: On the one hand, it presents a social problems framework, which holds that crime may be a manifestation of underlying cultural issues such as poverty, discrimination, and the breakdown of traditional social institutions. On the other, it contrasts the social problems approach with a social responsibility perspective, which claims that individuals are fundamentally responsible for their own behaviour and maintains that they choose crime over other, more law-abiding courses of action.
Table of Contents
1: What Is Criminology?
2: Crime Statistics
3: Patterns of Crime
4: Victimology: The Study of the Victim
5: Classical and Neo-Classical Thought
6: Biological Roots of Criminal Behaviour
7: Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behaviour
8: The Meaning of Crime: Social Structure Perspective
9: The Meaning of Crime: Social Process Perspective
10: The Meaning of Crime: Social Conflict Perspective
11: Criminology and Social Policy
12: Future Directions and Emerging Trends