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The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (The Wiley Series of Encyclopedias in Criminology & Criminal Justice)


John Wiley & Sons


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John Wiley & Sons

Publication Year 2013-12-27

ISBN 9780470670286

ISBN-10 0470670282


Number of Pages 2760 Pages
Language English

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Comprising over 500 entries on the essential topics within criminology and criminal justice, and available in print and online, this encyclopedia offers a state-of-the-art survey informed by the very latest theory and research. 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 in these interdisciplinary and dynamic fields.

  • 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, resulting in a valuable resource that will appeal to all those studying or working in related disciplines
  • Multi-format: Publishing simultaneously as a five-volume print set and via Wiley Online Library; visit for further details