This successful text thoroughly examines specific crimes and criminals and gives students the tools to analyze criminal behavior. Conklin's Criminology looks at crime in a broad context, examining socioeconomic sources of crime and the organization of criminal activity. This distinctive approach offers students a uniquely broad-based perspective and advances the overall understanding of crime.This new edition includes up-to-date and topical material - e.g. the motives of suicide bombers and looting after the 2004 tsunami - to engage students and demonstrate the relevance of criminology in contemporary society.Chapters organized around conceptual topics such as learning to commit crime (Ch. 8) and the organization of criminal behavior (Ch. 11) help students see the common social processes among conventional crime, white-collar crime, and organized crime. Annotated topics for further study at the end of each chapter provide recent books and current web sites that offer students greater access to topics covered in each chapter. Current topics are highlighted in four types of boxed features-"Crime and the Media," "Crime on Campus," "Cross-Cultural Perspectives," and "Using Criminology." New topics are covered, such as looting after the 2004 tsunami, the victimization of college students, and the changing organization of al Qaeda. Up-to-date figures and tables illustrate crime trends. In-depth review questions at the end of each chapter help students study for exams and can be used by instructors to create essay-style exam questions.