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NCJ Number: 92362 Find in a Library
Title: Dictionary of Criminology
Editor(s): D Walsh; A Poole
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
Boston, MA 02108
Sale Source: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
9 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Type: Vocabulary/Thesaurus
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This dictionary provides a wide-ranging guide to concepts and terminology frequently used in criminology.
Abstract: Entries include concise information on definition, use, interconnection, and notes on relevant literature. Assembled thus in one volume, the entries supply an overall view of criminology. Terms were selected based on their current use in criminology (chiefly in psychology, psychiatry, penology, sociology, social work, and in the law of England and Wales), as well as their historical value. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice terminology; Definitions
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