For courses in Criminology This text is part of the Justice Series Brief. Affordable. Visual. Criminology, Third Edition provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminology that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. With an approach that focuses on social problems versus social responsibility, students will learn to think critically about the causes of crime and see the link between crime theories and crime policies. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.