The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior is the first truly comprehensive work in the field of criminology and sociology. This unique Encyclopedia is separated into four volumes, covering Historical, Conceptual, and Theoretical Issues and Self Destructive and Disvalues Identity. There are over 550 entries each with 2,000 to 3,500 words covering a multitiude of topics related to criminology, deviant behavior, and other unusual sociological phenomena. Each entry includes a comprehensive definition of the term, concise practical information (such as tables and/or diagrams) and a bibliography; they are written in such a way to be accessible not only to professionals or those familiar with the terminology, but also to students and non-expert professionals.
The editor-in-chief of this comprehensive Encylopedia is a leading figure in criminology and deviant behaviour. He is the former President of the Southern Sociological Association and the Mid-South Sociological Association. Dr. Bryant was a founding editor-in-chief of the journal Deviant Behavior and was a Fulbright Professor at the National Taiwan University. He has also been awarded numerous awards and has written countless articles.
Selected list of entries: Abduction. Alcohol and Crime. Art Theft. Campus Crime. Careet Criminals. Credit Card Fraud. Crime Waves. Typologies of Crime. Dead Beat Parents. Embezzlement. Hate Crimes. Homicide Cross National Comparison of Rates. Intellectural Property Offense. Intelligence and Crime. Juvenile Delinquency. Military Jusitice System. Official Statistics on Crime. Vandalism. Piracy. Shoplifting. Civil Rights and Sexual Orientation. Exhibitionism. Feminist Theories and Sexual Deviance. Miscegenation. Mecrophilia. Nudity and Nude Beaches. Prostitutes' Rights Groups. Religious Cults and Sex. AIDS - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Drug Addiction - Social Aspects of. Tattooing andf Body Piercing.