Originally published in 1983. This Dictionary provides a wide-ranging guide to concepts and terminology frequently used in criminology. It will not only inform and stimulate, but will also bring clarity and integration to a subject where the understanding of key words and phrases is essential.
Entries include concise information on definition, use, inter-connection, and notes on relevant literature. Assembled thus in one volume, the entries supply an overall view of criminology, which makes the Dictionary an essential reference text for students and working professionals in criminology, forensic medicine, law, the police and prison services, psychiatry, psychology, social work and sociology.
Reissuing seven works originally published between 1940 and 1997, this collection spans the time in which Criminology has been a recognised academic discipline. It offers a set of excellent works on diverse aspects of the field from nineteenth century criminality to burglary in the 1980s. The set includes a Dictionary and several works looking at the social and psychological side of crime.