Encyclopedia of crime & justice /

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Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2002.
Description:4 v. (xxxvi, 1780 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Subject:Criminology -- Encyclopedias.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Encyclopedias.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Reference works.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4450797
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Varying Form of Title:Encyclopedia of crime and justice
Crime and justice
Other authors / contributors:Dressler, Joshua.
ISBN:002865319X (set : alk. paper)
0028653203 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
0028653211 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
002865322X (v. 3 : alk. paper)
0028653238 (v. 4 : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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In more than 250 alphabetically arranged essays, this encyclopedia covers a wide range of criminal and judicial topics ranging from abortion to wiretapping. The editorial board used the first edition, edited by Sanford H. Kadish (CH, Mar'84), as the basis for this edition. Several essays have been updated or added (domestic violence, sexual predators, hate crimes) to reflect current trends in criminal justice. The essays, 800 to 12,000 words in length, cover topics broadly, giving a wide-ranging view rather than a narrowly focused outlook. Information is detailed yet easy to comprehend; scholars and general readers will find the essays pertinent and understandable. Bibliographies cover "classical and contemporary sources," and topical essays guide readers to further information. Reader aids include a general and two legal indexes, a glossary, and an extensive guide to legal citations. Running heads at the top of each index page list volumes with inclusive page numbers. An excellent addition for all collections. K. Evans Indiana State University

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