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Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bruinsma, Gerben, Weisburd, David (Eds.)

2014, LXII, 5632 p. 311 illus., 156 illus. in color. In 10 volumes, not available separately.

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  • Comprehensive reference tool for the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, with an international perspective
  • Provides complete and systematic coverage of the field in 10 volumes
  • Defines the current state of Criminology and Criminal Justice research as well as identifying emerging trends

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice is an international, comprehensive reference tool for the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice that is both cutting edge as well as of very high scientific quality and prestige. This 10-volume work provides a complete and systematic coverage of the field that is unprecedented.  The Encyclopedia "defines the field" through its choice of organization and entries. It identifies and brings emerging ideas and trends to the forefront. The Encyclopedia covers Criminology and Criminal Justice in ten broad areas, with leading researchers writing substantive contributions within their area of expertise:

  1. Corrections and Criminal Justice Supervision in the Community
  2. Courts, Sentencing and the Judicial System
  3. Crimes, Criminals and Victims
  4. Crime Places and Situations
  5. Explanations for Criminal Behavior
  6. Forensic Science
  7. Data, Methods, and Statistics
  8. Police and Law Enforcement
  9. Psychology of Law
  10. Social Interventions and Prevention

This work features approximately 600 entries, organized in alphabetical order. The work is comprised under the direction of two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with 12 Associate Editors and more than 180 Area Editors. It is an essential and dynamic reference for researchers in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as useful a research tool for those in related fields of the social and behavioral sciences.

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The Encyclopedia consists of approximately 600 entries, organized alphabetically, covering these ten major areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice Supervision.- Courts, Sentencing and the Judicial System.- Crimes, Criminals and Victims.- Crime Places and Situations.- Explanations for Criminal Behavior.- Forensic Science.- Data, Methods and Statistics.- Police and Law Enforcement.- Psychology of Law.- Social Interventions and Prevention.

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