Welcome to the Companion Website

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminology, Second Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Introduction to Criminology by Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Introduction to Criminology offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of the key theories that help us understand crime in the 21st century. With a focus on why offenders commit crimes, this bestseller skillfully engages students with real-world cases and examples to help students explore the fundamentals of criminology. To better align with how instructors actually teach this course, coverage of violent and property crimes has been integrated into the theory chapters, so students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior.

Unlike other introductory criminology textbooks, the Second Edition discusses issues of diversity in each chapter and covers many contemporary topics that are not well represented in other texts, such as feminist criminology, cybercrime, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, and identity theft. Transnational comparisons regarding crime rates and the methods other countries use to deal with crime make this edition the most universal to date and a perfect companion for those wanting to learn about criminology in context.


We gratefully acknowledge Pamela J. Schram and Stephen G. Tibbetts for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Marilyn Chamberlin, Terri Earnest, Alicia Fisher, and Shanell Sanchez-Smith for developing the ancillaries on this site.