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DAVID F. LUCKENBILL & KIRK MILLER

In: 21st Century Sociology

Chapter 39: Criminology

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Criminology
Criminology

Criminology is the body of knowledge regarding crime as a social phenomenon. In an early analysis, Edwin Sutherland (1947) observed that criminology examines the processes of making laws, breaking laws, and reacting to the breaking of laws.

These processes are three aspects of a somewhat unified sequence of interactions. ...

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