skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 91322 Find in a Library
Title: International Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Criminology, Volume 2 - Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
Editor(s): E H Johnson
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 675
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Chapters focus on the development and character of criminology in the individual countries of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, with particular attention to the status of criminology as an occupational system.
Abstract: Each chapter has a similar format. The definition of criminology in each country is considered, and the education and recruitment of criminologists are described. Attention is also given to the place of specialists in criminology among the traditional disciplines of law, biology, and the social and behavioral sciences. Other topics considered for each country are the regularized channels of communication among criminologists; whether criminological research is conducted regularly and in what organizational setting; and the general parameters of the social, cultural, economic, and political setting within which criminology emerged in the country. The scope and nature of crime in each country are briefly considered as well. Tables, chapter notes, an index, and some annotated bibliographies are provided. For individual entries, see NCJ 91323-55.
Index Term(s): Africa; Asia; Criminology; Europe; Middle East
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.