A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Criminology
- Ronnie Lippens - Keele University, UK
The book explains the background to the ideas that underpin current debates about crime. It explores the interplay between philosophical and criminological theories to provide a stimulating and insightful overview of the subject. It offers students a fresh way of thinking about crime, giving them an opportunity to develop their understanding and to hone their critical skills.
It is the antidote to the boring textbook and is the perfect accompaniment to any course on criminology.
'Stimulating, beautifully composed and wonderfully readable, this book goes beyond crime and criminology as we know it. Drawing on a rich source base of philosophical and criminological insights, the book provides a highly useful and at times provocative overview of what criminology is really all about. This is a must read for anyone concerned with crime, crime control, and criminology' -
Patrick Van CalsterUniversity of Leiden
This is an excellent book for any student about to undertake a degree in criminology. While it is a little basic for degree level, it gives a thorough, accessible introduction for those considering further study in the future.
Enjoyable to read, however, not relevant to course material.