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NCJ Number: 183173 Find in a Library
Title: Encyclopedic Dictionary of Criminology
Author(s): George E. Rush Ph.D.; Sam Torres Ph.D.
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 193
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-83-1
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Dictionary
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This dictionary takes a "cliff note" approach to crime definitions, crime theories, and related crime causes theories, recognizing that a mastery of terms and concepts associated with criminology is essential if students and practitioners are to appreciate the etiology of crime and delinquency.
Abstract: The dictionary is intended to provide a quick reference for anyone seeking to understand the field of criminal justice, including students, instructors, practitioners, lay persons, and administrators. While not exhaustive, the dictionary attempts to provide a detailed source for the most frequently used terms and concepts associated with criminological theory. As criminological theory forms the basis of public policy, it is essential that students, practitioners, and the general public are aware of the diverse explanations of why people commit crimes and how government controls criminal behavior. Definitions contained in the dictionary reflect interest areas within the field of criminology, the historical development of criminology, the relationship between criminology and police science, and the contribution of criminology to police work. 1 chart
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Crime control theory; Criminology theory evaluation; Reference materials
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