Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology, 2nd Ed.


Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology, 2nd Edition provides a thorough overview of the foundations of criminology, ideal for those seeking a detailed introduction to the subject. It features a wide range of perspectives from numerous experts in the field and covers the methods, subjects, and theoretical approaches that will enrich readers’ understanding of crime in Canada.

This edition has been updated with new case studies and new coverage of cybercrime and terrorism, mental illness, and crime policy. In addition to this new material, the text explores important aspects of criminology including—but not limited to—the role of the media, key points of criminal law, and ways of measuring crime.

By looking at the theories surrounding crime in a real-world context, this resource offers a truly comprehensive review of crime and its effects on society.


  • Insights from expert contributors Valerie Steeves, Trevor Scott Milford, Craig Jones, Hilary Kim Morden, Ted Palys, Hannah Scott, Barry Cartwright, Jonathan Heidt, Gail S. Anderson, Jeff Shantz, Fiona M. Kay, Graham Farrell, Tarah Hodgkinson, Sara Thompson, Lisa Murphy, J.P. Fedoroff, William O’Grady, Andrew D. Hathaway, Amir Mostaghim, Scot Wortley, Poonam Puri, Simon Kupi, Ryan Scrivens, and Martin Bouchard
  • New chapter on cybercrime and terrorism
  • Added content on mental illness
  • Increased coverage of how crime policy is set and implemented
  • New case studies
  • New in-text cross references that direct readers to relevant content in other chapters
  • Streamlined content to improve flow and ease of use
  • Teaching supplements—including additional case studies—are available for adopting instructors


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