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NCJ Number: 82017 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Dictionary
Author(s): R DeSola
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 226
Sponsoring Agency: Facts on File, Inc
New York, NY 10001
Sale Source: Facts on File, Inc
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The dictionary includes definitions of more than 10,000 terms relating to every aspect of crime; the terms are used by criminals and by law enforcement professionals.
Abstract: The definitions include legal terms, law enforcement terms, medical and psychiatric terms, and relevant abbreviations. Also defined are weapons, nicknames of prisons, terms relating to white-collar crime, names of criminal gangs and terrorist groups, criminal slang, the slang of the drug culture, significant historical references, various types of scams, and criminal techniques and devices. Appendixes include foreign terms that relate to crime, place-name nicknames frequently used by criminals, and selected sources arranged by title. (Publisher's summary modified)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice terminology; Definitions; Reference materials
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