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Book launch for "Criminology" by Case, Johnson, Manlow, Smith and Williams
Thu 6 April 2017, 14:30 – 16:00 BST
This event is to launch the new undergraduate textbook Criminology for Oxford University Press. It has been co-authored by Dr Phil Johnson, UCBC; David Manlow, University of Westminster; Katherine Williams, University of Aberystwyth and Professors Roger Smith, Durham University and Stephen Case, Loughborough University.
Criminology is a core, introductory textbook that takes students further. From the first chapter, students are encouraged to regard themselves as producers of criminological knowledge. Starting from the basics, the book takes students on a journey through the subject. This begins with what crime is and the theories that try to explain it, through society's response to crime, and ultimately to how to carry out independent research and plan first steps in a career.
The critical, applied approach is emphasized through some of the many features that are integrated throughout the book. These include conversations with authentic voices from the field, compelling personal insights from the authors, and challenges to students to question assumptions, apply knowledge and critically reflect on their personal viewpoints.
The ultimate goal behind Criminology is a bold, important, and ambitious one. Both student-focused and research engaged, the purpose of the book is to contribute towards producing the next generation of criminologists who are switched-on, excited, active, and - above all - critical.
The support of the whole criminology community at UCBC has enabled the completion of this work. This is a community of current and former academic members of staff, professionals in the justice sector and both current and former undergraduate students. These published contributions include written reflective pieces, visual images and case studies.
“This excellent, introductory criminology textbook is the most 'student-friendly' that I have come across. Not only does it provide precisely the sort of help in navigating an unfamiliar or new subject that students need, it also pays careful attention to preparing them for and supporting them through the 'student journey'. Criminology undergraduates will find it indispensable.” (Professor Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow)
“This book provides highly accessible and engaging advice and information on all aspects of the discipline. It really is the complete criminology textbook.” (Dr Daniel McCarthy, University of Surrey)
“Positioning the study of criminology as a pathway to becoming an effective, engaged and employable student makes this book stand out from the rest. A one stop shop for any first year undergraduate student of criminology and the related disciplines of sociology, social policy, and social work.” (Professor Matthew Williams, Cardiff University)
2.30 - 3.00pm: Refreshments in the Atrium.
3.00 - 3.30pm: Join co-author, Dr Phil Johnson in the Lecture Theatre for a demonstration of the book’s features.
3.30 - 4pm: Presentations to UCBC student contributors.