Part I: Defining and Measuring Crime.
Chapter 1: Entering the World of Crime.
Chapter 2: What Is Crime?
Chapter 3: How Crime Is Measured and Why It Matters.
Chapter 4: Helping Those in the Wake of Crime: Victims.
Part II: Identifying Types of Crime.
Chapter 5: Getting Violent: Crimes of Force.
Chapter 6: Hitting You in the Pocketbook: Property Crimes.
Chapter 7: Dressing Sharp and Stealing Big: White-Collar Crimes.
Chapter 8: A Group Effort: Organized Crime and Gangs.
Chapter 9: Tackling a Worldwide Problem: The Narcotics Trade.
Chapter 10: Front-Page News: Terrorism.
Part III: Figuring Out Who Commits Crimes and Why.
Chapter 11: What Factors Lead to Crime?
Chapter 12: Regarding Crime as a Rational Decision: Rational Choice Theory.
Chapter 13: Looking at Society’s Role in Crime.
Chapter 14: Can Your Mind or Body Make You a Criminal?
Chapter 15: Critical Theory: Theories off the Beaten Path.
Part IV: Fighting Crime.
Chapter 16: Battling Crime at the Local Level.
Chapter 17: Tackling Crime at the Federal Level.
Chapter 18: Solving Crimes: The Process.
Part V: Prosecuting and Punishing Crime.
Chapter 19: Seeking Justice: The Players and Their Roles.
Chapter 20: Finding the Truth: Pleading Guilty or Going to Trial.
Chapter 21: Punishing the Guilty: Why and How Society Does It.
Chapter 22: Examining the Juvenile Justice System.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Jobs to Consider in Criminal Justice.
Chapter 24: Ten Notorious, Unsolved Crimes.