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This is a comprehensive introduction to criminology for students who are either new or relatively new to the subject. It provides the basis of study for undergraduate students, new postgraduate students, and those who need a foundation knowledge of criminology for other relevant courses including access and foundation degree courses in colleges and universities, courses in ...more
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Published February 28th 2011 by Willan Publishing (UK) (first published August 1st 2007)
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Phillip Taylor
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all my BTEC and undergraduate learners for the criminoogy courses I run
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I became aware of Professor Newburn’s new work on both theoretical and applied criminology from BTEC. This book is well suited for the beginner, the professional training to become involved in any or all aspects of the criminal justice process, and the interested learner whose career may overlap with the role of the criminologist in the public services.

When I started teaching Criminology for the law undergraduate some 20 years ago, t
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'Criminology' by Tim Newburn is a must-have for all people interested in Criminology. It was recommended to me in the first year of my studies in Criminology, and I felt in love with it. The book gives a good overview of most crime-related subjects, and it is a great source for further references.
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Great book for my assignments, good for referencing. Really helpful and I learnt a lot from this book.
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great book for Criminology student especially first years.
It has the information and is understandable.
Well written and a good starting/reference point, but I'd still definitely recommend using it for that only and looking at more specialized books within the topics covered.
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Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a perfect reference to get a comprehensive understanding about criminology. I use this book for our class discussion in the faculty of law.
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William Henry Timothy Newburn is an academic, specialising in criminology and policing. He was president of the British Society of Criminology from 2005-2008, director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology from 2003-2008 and is currently head of the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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