Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Volume 1

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David Levinson
Sage, Mar 18, 2002 - Social Science - 1914 pages
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"The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the much-needed practices, policies, and research and will be of interest to students, teachers, and the general reader alike. This work should be on the shelves of all libraries with collections in the social sciences."

Larry E. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Chief Librarian, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Crime. It started with Cain and Abel, and it won’t end with the Sopranos. Our fascination with transgression and its punishment is universal. And now, from Sage – the publisher of criminal justice abstracts and other standards in the field – comes the ultimate reference source on this all-consuming subject: comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-the second.

Comprehensive and balanced coverage of:

Concepts and theories Correction Law Crimes Methods and statistics National surveys Organizations Police science Social and cultural context

Features and benefits:

- 100% original content

- Broader, more up-to-date coverage than any other source on the market

275 Contributors 425 Signed entries 150 Illustrations Prestigious advisory board overseeing quality 1.5 million words 250 sidebars offering key primary source documents 100 "factoids," spotlighting important, and sometimes startling, information International coverage, with focus on the contemporary United States Chronology, master bibliography, and general index Appendixes: Careers in criminal justice; Professional organizations; Guidance on using the Web to collect accurate information

Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment covers the waterfront. Entries include:

Broken windows theory Child witness Environmental crime Interpol Media Pathology Prison industry Religion in prison Securities fraud Spectator violence Television Victimization War crimes Wrongful convictions

ADVISORY BOARD

Anita Blowers

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Eve Buzawa

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Ric Curtis

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Harry Dammer

Niagara University

Obi Ebbe

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Frank Horvath

Michigan State University

Phyllis Schultze

Rutgers University

Larry Sullivan

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

 

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