Controversial Issues in Criminology is part of a new series of books published by Allyn & Bacon for Criminal Justice. The series utilizes a unique debate format to discuss controversial issues in the field of criminology. The book's contributing authors come from a variety of backgrounds, academic disciplines, and perspectives. This book is an invaluable tool for professors who strive to expand their students' critical thinking abilities as well as the students' views on controversial topics. Instructors will be pleased with the selection and coverage of important and stimulating topics. This book includes some of the cutting-edge issues in the field, such as post-modern criminology and chemical treatment of criminal offenders. There is no other book on the market that covers the range and complexity of these debates.