Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Introduction to CriminologyFourth Edition!

Introduction to Criminology: Why Do They Do It? offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of key criminological theories to help students understand crime in the 21st century. Focusing on why offenders commit crimes, authors Pamela J. Schram, Joseph A. Schwartz, and Stephen G. Tibbetts apply established theories to real-life examples to explain criminal behavior. Coverage of violent and property crimes is included throughout theory chapters so that students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior.

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We gratefully acknowledge Pamela J. Schram, Joseph A. Schwartz and Stephen G. Tibbetts for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.