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Encyclopedia of Criminology - J. Mitchell Miller

Encyclopedia of Criminology

By: J. Mitchell Miller (Editor), Richard A. Wright (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2005
ISBN: 9781579583873
Number Of Pages: 1976
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old

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This three-volume work offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice.

No longer just a subtopic of sociology, criminology has become an independent academic field of study that incorporates scholarship from numerous disciplines including psychology, political science, behavioral science, law, economics, public health, family studies, social work, and many others. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology presents the latest research as well as the traditional topics which reflect the field's multidisciplinary nature in a single, authoritative reference work.

More than 525 alphabetically arranged entries by the leading authorities in the discipline comprise this definitive, international resource. The pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices of the field are addressed with an emphasis on comparative criminology and criminal justice. While the primary focus of the work is on American criminology and contemporary criminal justice in the United States, extensive global coverage of other nations' justice systems is included, and the increasing international nature of crime is explored thoroughly.

Providing the most up-to-date scholarship in addition to the traditional theories on criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminology is the essential one-stop reference for students and scholars alike to explore the broad expanse of this multidisciplinary field.

Industry Reviews

"It gives more space to theories and theoretical perspectives than its competitors... This encyclopedia has merit." -"Library Journal, April 15, 2005 "This three-volume reference aims to provide a comprehensive, authoritative review of both traditional and contemporary topics, including theoretical concerns as well as the practicalities of causes, cures, and the justice system.." -"Reference & Research Book News, May, 2005 "Wright and Miller's encyclopedia deserves a place on the shelf next to it illustrious predecessors... Provides an authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of traditional and contemporary topics in the field... Wright and Miller's editorial decisions are flawless... This is an essential reference source destined to become a standard in the field... Essential." -"Choice, September, 2005 "This excellent encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, authoritative survey of the field of criminology. The set is highly recommended for all libraries serving programs in criminal justice or governmental affairs." -"Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews, September, 2005

Select Contents Include: Eastern and Central Europe, Crime and Justice inEcclesiastical Law and Justice
Educational Attainment and Criminal Behavior
Educational Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Egypt, Crime and Justice inElderly, Abuse of theElectronic Surveillance/Wiretapping
Elements of Crime
EmbezzlementEmployee Theft/Inventory Shrinkage
English Legal Traditions (Common Law)
Entrapment as a Defense to a Criminal Liability
Environmental Crimes
Environmental Theory
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Evaluation/Policy Research
Evidentiary Standards (Burden of Proof)
Evolutionary Theories
Exclusionary Rule, TheExhibitionism and Voyeurism
Experimental Research
Extortion and Blackmail
Eyewitness Identification
Family Relationships and Criminal Behavior
Farrington, David P.Fear of Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Feminist Theories
Fines, Fees, and Forfeiture
Firearms and Criminal Behavior
Firearms and the Law
Firearms: Controversies over Policies
France, Crime and Justice inFraud
Frontier Crime and Justice in the United States
Gambling, Illegal
Gambling, Legal: Impact on Criminal Behavior
Gangs: Definitions
Gangs: Enforcement, Intervention, and Prevention Strategies
Gangs, Girl
Gangs in Europe: Activities and Extent
Gangs in the United States: Activities and Extent
Gangs, Prison
Gangs, Race and Ethnicity
Gangs: The Law
Gangs: Theories
Gay Intimate Violence
Gender and Criminal Behavior
Genealogical Studies of Crime
Genetic Theories
Germany, Crime and Justice inGlueck, Sheldon and Eleanor
Grand Juries
Greece, Crime and Justice inGuilty Pleas and Plea Bargaining
Habeas Corpus
Hackers: History, Motivations, and Activities
Halfway Houses and Day Reporting Centers
Hate Crime
Hindu Legal Traditions
Hirschi, Travis
Historical Research
Homelessness and Criminal Behavior
Homicide: Mass Murder and Serial Killings
Homicide: Murder-for-Hire
Homicide: Nature, Extent, and Correlates
Homicide: The Law
Hoover, J. Edgar
Hostage Taking and Negotiations
House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Incapacitation (Collective and Selective)
Incivilities Theory
India, Crime and Justice inIndictment/Filing an Information
Infancy and Immaturity as Defenses to Criminal Liability
Inquisitorial Justice
Insanity and Diminished Responsibility as Defense to Criminal Liability
Institutional Corrections: An Overview
Integrated Theories
Intelligence (IQ) and Criminal Behavior
Intensive Supervision Programs (ISP)
Intermediate Sanctions
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Court of Justice (World Court)
International Crime and the United Nations
International Crime Statistics: Data Sources and Problems of Interpretation
International Crime Statistics: Homicide
International Crime Statistics: Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime
International Crime Trends
International Criminal Law
International Criminal Tribunals
International Imprisonment: Rates and Conditions
International Police Cooperation, History of International Policing: Cooperation Among Nations in the European Union
International Policing: Coordinated Efforts Against the Mafia in Europe
International Policing: Interpol
International Policing: The Role of the United States
Internet Resources in Criminology and Criminal Justice
Interrogation and Confessions
Intoxication as a Defense to Criminal Liability
Investigative (Psychological) Profiling
Islamic Legal Traditions
Israel, Crime and Justice in Jails: Purposes, Populations, and Problems
Japan, Crime and Justice in Jeffery, C. Ray Judeo-Christian Legal Traditions
JudgesJuries and Juror Selection
Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime Throughout History
Juvenile Delinquency: Definitions and the Law
Juvenile Delinquency: Extent, Correlates, and Trends
Juvenile Delinquency, Girls and Juvenile Delinquency, Theories of Juvenile Justice: Corrections
Juvenile Justice: Due Process
Juvenile Justice: History and Philosophy
Juvenile Justice: The Courts
Juvenile Justice: The Police Kidnapping
Labeling and Symbolic Interaction Theories
Larceny-Theft: Extent and Correlates L
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ISBN: 9781579583873
ISBN-10: 1579583873
Audience: General
For Ages: 10 - 17 years old
For Grades: 5 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1976
Published: 28th February 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 12.07
Weight (kg): 5.22
Edition Number: 1