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Criminology for Dummies

Narrated by: Rick Adamson
Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
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Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime.

Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge of the reasons for and consequences of crime, the way society responds to it, and, most important, how crime can be prevented.

  • Enter the world of crime - understand what crime is, how it is measured, and the various ways crime affects victims and society.
  • Identify different types of crime - from white-collar crime to organized crime to terrorism, examine the nature of crime and why certain criminals are attracted to specific crimes.
  • Know who commits crimes, and why - explore different theories that attempt to explain why people commit crimes.
  • Take it to the streets - follow law enforcement officials and federal agencies as they chase and apprehend the bad guys.
  • And more...
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Why is this on sale in the uk

Not relevant for the UK as it solely based on US crimes and statistics. Although it is thorough with ite delivery and the examples are relevant in the US.

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  • 04-11-19

A good reference.

I enjoyed the variety of topics. Some things were elementary and others more detailed. I thought it funny that in the 'Top 10' unsolved crimes, Tupac and Biggies murders were included whereas other more notorious unsolved cases never got a mention.

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