The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

Online ISBN: 9781118519639

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519639

Editor(s): Wesley G. Jennings

About this Book

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference for a vast number of topics relevant to crime and punishment with a unique focus on the multi/interdisciplinary and international aspects of these topics and historical perspectives on crime and punishment around the world.

COMPREHENSIVE: Comprising nearly 300 entries, this invaluable reference resource serves as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging resource on crime and punishment

INTERNATIONAL: Offers a global perspective from an international team of leading scholars, including coverage of the strong and rapidly growing body of work on criminology in Europe, Asia, and other areas

INTERDISCIPLINARY: Acknowledges the overlap of criminology and criminal justice with a number of disciplines such as sociology, psychology, epidemiology, history, economics, and public health, and law

WIDE-RANGING: Entry topics are organized around 12 core substantive areas: international aspects, multi/interdisciplinary aspects, crime types, corrections, policing, law and justice, research methods, criminological theory, correlates of crime, organizations and institutions (U.S.), victimology, and special populations

AUTHORITATIVE: Organized, authored and edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing

MULTI-FORMAT: Publishing simultaneously as a three-volume print set and as an online resource optimized for search and cross-referencing

CHOICE Editor Pick

This work may just start a revolution in the production of subject encyclopedias...concisely written entries refrain from excessive technical jargon without compromising definitions or information. Articles are comprehensible to students and professionals or criminal-justice aficionados alike...This resource belongs in every public and academic library...." Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels

CHOICE, Editor Picks, November 2016

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The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment