Introductory Criminology: A Canadian Perspective
We often wonder why people break the law, and modern criminology offers some of the most conclusive ways to answer that age old question. Designed for the student seeking a position in law enforcement, Introductory Criminology: A Canadian Perspective does more than simply provide a primer for one of the most vital components of the justice system.
In order to fully introduce this vocation to students, the book is a comprehensive overview of crime and the psychology of those who break the law. Through the study of the biological, psychological, psychiatric, and sociological elements of crime, criminologists gain a more thorough understanding of why people commit these prohibited acts. Expert knowledge of illicit behaviour allows society to more fully recognize why lawbreaking occurs, take preventative action, and set public policy.
Students also learn about victimology, which looks at the relationship between criminals and the people they prey upon. Through such knowledge, criminologists discover patterns and other connections that further our understanding of why these people ended up as victims of crime. This additional insight into criminal psychology and the environments that breed misconduct further assists law enforcement in the creation of strategies to curb such law breaking.
Detailed case studies provide an informative and absorbing way to learn about a profession that plays a key role in ensuring the safety and prosperity of the country and its citizens. Throughout the text are opportunities for students to test their knowledge and reinforce the data and concepts presented.
Amply illustrated with images and infographics, Introductory Criminology: A Canadian Perspective delivers a uniquely local focus through a view of our country’s trends in crime using Canadian examples and case studies relevant to students looking to apply their knowledge here.