Crime, Justice, and Society: Criminology and the
Sociological Imagination, with Free PowerWeb
by Ronald Berger, Patricia Searles, Marvin Free
This is a uniquely sociologically oriented Criminology text designed to help students cultivate their own "sociological imagination" about crime and criminal justice. The book takes a critical approach and places questions of social inequality and power at the center of criminological inquiry. It views social class , race , ethnicity, and gender as pivotal organizing principles of social life, prisms through which we come to know ourselves and our social world and as central mechanisms by which social relationships are patterned.