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Author Davis, Mark S. (Mark Stephen), 1952-

Title The concise dictionary of crime and justice / Mark S. Davis
Published Thousand Oaks, Ca. : Sage Publications, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 286 pages)
Summary A handy reference for students, professionals, and anyone interested in criminal justice and criminology, The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice is an excellent, wide-ranging resource with clear definitions for over 2,000 key criminal justice terms. Often going beyond simple definitions, the dictionary presents and explains common misperceptions for selected entries. The concise definitions of terms will be easily accessible to a wide audience3/4 from students in introductory courses to professionals looking to brush up on key terms. Some of the topics covered in entries include: abduction, cycle of violence, eyewitness testimony, facial reconstruction, habeas corpus, La Cosa Nostra, Nuremberg Principle, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), typology, Walker spy ring, and zoophilia
Takes a new approach to making everyday criminal justice terms accessible. Each term will contain: a complete, current definition of the term; a discussion of common misconceptions or controversies surrounding the term; and a cross-reference to other entries in the dictionary
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Criminology -- Dictionaries.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781452262673 (electronic bk.)
1452262675 (electronic bk.)
9781452229300 (ebook)
1452229309 (ebook)
Other Titles Crime and justice