Introduction to Criminology: A Text/Reader

Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Introduction to Criminology, Fourth Edition, by Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Introduction to Criminology: A Text/Reader, Fourth Edition offers students a unique, comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of criminology. Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide the best of both worlds—a brief, authored text with carefully selected and edited accompanying readings. Covering both classic and contemporary research in criminology, each reading shows students how to use current research to better understand criminal behavior. Students also gain an interdisciplinary perspective of crime and criminality by exploring the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences.


We gratefully acknowledge Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Barry Davis for creating the ancillaries on this site.