Bibliographic Details

Crime and criminal behavior / general editor, William J. Chambliss.

Imprint Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (345 pages).
Language English
Series Key issues in crime and punishment
Key issues in crime and punishment.
Subject Crime.
Law enforcement.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Juvenile delinquency.
Criminal behavior.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Juvenile delinquency.
Law enforcement.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Chambliss, William J.
ISBN 9781452266442
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Crime and Criminal Behavior delves into such hotly debated topics as age of consent, euthanasia and assisted suicide, gambling, guns, internet pornography, marijuana and other drug laws, religious convictions, and terrorism and extremism. From using a faking I.D. to assaulting one's domestic partner to driving drunk, a vast array of behaviors fit into the definition of criminal. The authors of these 20 chapters examine the historical contexts of each topic and offer arguments both for and against the ways in which legislators and courts have defined and responded to criminal behaviors, address.
Other form Print version: 9781412978552
Table of Contents:
  • Age of consent
  • Antisocial personality disorders
  • Child abuse
  • Civil disobedience
  • Corporate crime
  • Date rape
  • Euthanasia and assisted suicide
  • Gambling
  • Guns
  • Hate crimes
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Internet crime
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Prostitution
  • Religious convictions
  • State crime
  • Terrorism and extremism
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Vagrancy and the homeless
  • War crimes.