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Essential Criminology (4th ed), by Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J. M. Anastasia, ISBN 9780813348858, Westview Press, November 18, 2014, 422 pages, $52.
Those who want to study criminology; they must understand the concept of crime and the various theories of crime and criminology. To frame the apt policy for the crime reduction or to modify the existing policy in accordance with the changing scenario, the policy makers must analyze or frame the policy with the help of these theories. Essential Criminology is one of those books which discuss various important criminological theories. The 4th edition of this book is written by Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry along with Desire Janelle-Marilyn Anastasia (previous editions have been written by Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry). This book contains 400 pages and 20 chapters. Contemporary issues and developments in criminology and criminal law got addressed in this recent edition.