Now in its third edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by two of the leading figures in the discipline, the book is:
Comprehensive: with over 300 entries, the new edition contains multiple revisions, new entries and an expanded editorial introduction
Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic
Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students' knowledge
International: over 90 contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure this book is global and comparative throughout
The new edition of this essential reference and research tool will be an invaluable companion for any student or academic within criminology and criminal justice, or related fields including sociology, social policy, and cultural studies.