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NCJ Number: 92986 Find in a Library
Title: Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Volume 1-4
Editor(s): S H Kadish
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 1821
Sponsoring Agency: Macmillan
New York, NY 10010
Sale Source: Macmillan
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This four-volume encyclopedia presents 286 articles written by leading experts in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedures, the criminal justice system, the causes of crime, criminal behavior, and social responses to crime.
Abstract: The articles cover major topics in criminology, parole and probation administration, rehabilitation and counseling, and industrial security, as well as the more traditional areas of criminal law and criminology. The scope of the encyclopedia extends from concepts in criminal law to research in criminology; from historical and cross-cultural surveys of criminal procedures to balanced discussions of such controversial current issues as gun control, capital punishment, and euthanasia; from the philosophy of punishment to practical aspects of law enforcement, crime prevention, and crime scene investigation. Special features of the encyclopedia are alphabetical organization for easy use, compound entries that provide in-depth coverage of major topics, extensive cross references and blind entries, extensive legal citations and a guide to their use, reading lists for the articles, an index of cases, and an extensive general index of names and subjects. The encyclopedia is intended for both lay and professional readers.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system analysis; Criminal law; Criminal procedures; Criminology; Deviance; Reference materials; Social control
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