Book Description: Did you know that the best text for your criminology class is also very affordably priced? CRIMINOLOGY: THE CORE, Third Edition is the field's top-selling concise paperback-and the right text to help you excel in the criminology course. Author Larry Siegel guides you through the fast-paced field of criminology, its most current research, and the fascinating examples that help you understand criminological theory. In new "Profiles in Crime" features, you'll study the crimes of real-life men and women and how they illustrate specific criminology theories discussed in this book. Along the way you'll find the newest information, court cases, and topics, including hundreds of new references to keep you at the cutting-edge of the field. The author also includes "Thinking Like a Criminologist" role-plays, "Checkpoints" (throughout each chapter to help you review as you read), "Connections" boxes (that help you connect concepts among chapters to see the big picture), "Critical Thinking" questions, and other resources in every chapter to help you retain what you learn and do your best on exams.