This book masterfully enhances understanding of crime and criminality for both the student of criminality and the lay reader. It provides an integrated analysis of theory, research and practice in a field that is ever more pertinent in this troubled era. It integrates the findings of psychology, sociology and criminology to address troubling questions about crime and criminals: why crimes happen, what type of people are involved, what are the genetic, experiential and environmental factors that produce deviance. A holistic theory of criminality ties together the various threads raising it above a collection of case study vignettes. The book is a readable, yet thoroughly referenced, synthesis of Boyanowsky’s teaching, research and activism in a lifetime of leadership in the field of criminality. Focussed primarily on Canada and North America, but also with worldwide examples, it presents short case studies, personal anecdotes, and references to film and media to illuminate the theory and provide additional evidence for the research findings.