The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Online ISBN: 9781118517383

DOI: 10.1002/9781118517383

About this Book

Comprising over 500 entries on the essential topics and informed by the latest theory and research, this innovative reference resource offers a state-of-the-art survey of the fields of criminology and criminal justice. It combines this breadth of coverage with the authority and international perspective of an experienced editorial team, creating a definitive reference resource for students, scholars, and professionals.

COMPREHENSIVE: Offers wide-ranging coverage spanning 15 substantive areas within criminology and criminal justice, including criminal law, juvenile justice, education and professionalism, history of crime, and victimization

AUTHORITATIVE: Edited by one of criminology’s leading authorities, and peer reviewed by a team of 14 associate editors, all of whom are renowned in their fields

ACCESSIBLE: Uniquely organized to allow easy searching and cross referencing by keyword, topic, or alphabetical order

INTERNATIONAL: Brings together a global team of contributors from ten countries to offer a uniquely international perspective on topics such as transnational crime

CUTTING-EDGE: Combines state-of-the-art coverage of developments in areas such as homeland security and forensic science, with the core topics within criminology and criminal justice

INTERDISCIPLINARY: Draws on the very latest theory and research from a number of fields, including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, law, security studies, and the psychology of crime

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