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The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment



The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment


The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the most 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.

  • Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2016 
  • Comprising nearly 300 entries, this invaluable reference resource serves as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging resource on crime and punishment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Organized, authored and Edited by leading scholars, all of whom come to the project with exemplary track records and international standing

3 Volumes

Volume I

About the Editors vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Lexicon xliii

Introduction xlvii

Acknowledgments xlix

Crime and Punishment A–C 1

Volume II

Crime and Punishment D–N 467

Volume III

Crime and Punishment O–Z 913

Index 1319

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