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Of Crime and Criminality The Use of Theory in Everyday Life by Sally Simpson
  

Of Crime and Criminality The Use of Theory in Everyday Life

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Of Crime and Criminality The Use of Theory in Everyday Life by Sally Simpson

This collection of original essays is an innovative, effective way to teach crime theory to undergraduates. Each essay brings an important crime theory to life by applying that theory to a current crime event or topic of interest to students. An original introductory essay by Don Gibbons explains the origins of these different explanations for criminal behavior, and how they are similar to and different from one another.

About the Author

Sally S. Simpson is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include corporate crime, criminological theory, and the intersection between gender, race, class, and crime. Simpson is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and,in 2008, was named Distinguished Scholar by the Division on Women and Crime, American Society of Criminology. Simpson has served as President of the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She is former Chair of the Crime, Law, and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association and past President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium. Recipient of the Herbert Bloch Award from the American Society of Criminology, in 2010 Simpson was named Woman of the Year by the President's Commission on Women's Issues at the Unviersity of Maryland.

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Book Info

Publication date

15th February 2000

Author

Sally Simpson

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Publisher

Pine Forge an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Crime & criminology

ISBN

9780761986386

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