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Hi all,
I'm doing criminology as part of my degree course, but I am dissatisfied with the recommmended book: Criminology by Tim Newburn. I was therefore wondering what is the best criminology book do you think?


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(Original post by Alice_G)
Hi all,
I'm doing criminology as part of my degree course, but I am dissatisfied with the recommmended book: Criminology by Tim Newburn. I was therefore wondering what is the best criminology book do you think?


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Hey im studying Criminology and i found Criminology By Tim Newburn very useful!
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Oxford Handbook of Criminology. I found this useful for every year of my degree.
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Cool! Is the Oxford quite easy to understand? I found Tim Newburn rather long winded and complex.

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Oxford Handbook has different chapters by many authors. I also used Introduction to Criminal Justice by Davies, Croall and Tyrer and Criminology by Hale, Wahidin and Wincup, and Youth Crime and Justice by Muncie. Theyre good books to look at.
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Great! Given their cost, I would preferably like to buy only one of them, so which do you think, out of the 2 is the most comprehensive?
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A lot will depend on what modules you are studying. If you go onto amazon and type the titles in, you should be able to get a breakdown of what chapters cover.
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Well, it's just Criminology in general. I'd just like something that's fairly succint and not too hard to understand.

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(Original post by Alice_G)
Well, it's just Criminology in general. I'd just like something that's fairly succint and not too hard to understand.

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Criminology is a difficult subject to be restricted within a textbook mainly because it is so opinionated. I have the Oxford Handbook which I can sell to anyone that wants it and I found that it is pretty good for some topics where some of the main criminological writers (Bowling, Newburn, Reiner) fill up the chapters in the book. A good read overall, but not essential. I'd get down to the library if you really want a balanced view of criminology.
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I got both Newburn and that Oxford one and tbh Newburn is a lot more easier to understand IMO.
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You can always read Tierney's small basic text. He's a funny guy as well.
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Could anyone tell me were I could buy the tim Newburn criminology cheap please
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how much would you sell it for?
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I'm going to be studying Criminology at Salford uni in september (hopefully), any tips for me? the what to do and not to do's and whats the course like is it hard or?
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well i am also pursing my career in criminology
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Hello if you can't find a book you like, have a look at The CrimiTalk online for recommendations
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Hello if you can't find a book you like, have a look at The CrimiTalk online for recommendations
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