Crime and Justice: A guide to criminology

Derek Dalton, Willem de Lint, Darren Palmer

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With its recurring Ned Kelly-themed cover, Crime and Justice: A guide to Criminology has earned its reputation as the leading Australian textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on a journey of discovery into all things criminological. The contributors are prominent academics engaged in research-informed teaching all over Australia; and so, they have an appreciation for knowing how to inspire student readers. As prominent researchers in their field they are at the forefront of national and international criminological debates. Fully revised and updated, this sixth edition offers an exhaustive guide to criminal justice and criminology that can be readily adapted to any University course. It covers a wide array of topics including: different forms of crime – from hyper-visible street-level offences to less visible ‘corporate’ crimes perpetrated in lofty office towers; who commits crimes (and why); who are the victims of crime; and how society seeks to combat and reduce crime.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherThomson Reuters
Number of pages776
ISBN (Print)9780455244211
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Criminology -- Australia
  • Criminal justice, Administration of


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