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The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

Second Edition
  • Mark S. Davis - Kent State University, USA, Ohio State University, USA


February 2015 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A new approach to making everyday criminal justice terms accessible

 

A useful reference work for faculty and students, criminal justice professionals, writers, and anyone else interested in criminal justice and criminology, The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice, Second Edition, is an excellent, wide-ranging resource with clear definitions for over 3,000 key criminal justice terms. Often going beyond simply definitions, the dictionary places the entries in a meaningful context, connecting the definitions with other concepts. The dictionary uniquely presents common misperceptions for selected terms, along with additional relevant information to clarify a term’s use or derivation.


 
A. abduction—avulsion
 
B. baby boom—bystander
 
C. Cabrini-Green—cycle of violence
 
D. dactylography—dysfunctional family
 
E. Eastern State Penitentiary—eyewitness testimony
 
F. facial composite—furlough
 
G. Gacy, John Wayne—Guzik, Jake
 
H. habeas corpus—hypothalamic region
 
I. ICPSR—Ivins, Bruce
 
J. jack roller—juvenile transfer
 
K. K-9—Ku Klux Klan
 
L. labeling—lynching
 
M. MacDonald, Jeffrey—mystery
 
N. naive check forger—Nuremberg War Crime Trials
 
O. obedience to authority—overkill
 
P. paddy wagon—pyromaniac
 
Q. Quantico, VA—qui tam suit
 
R. Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network—rust belt
 
S. sabotage—systematic review
 
T. taboo—typology
 
U. UCR—uxoricide
 
V. vagrancy—voyeurism
 
W. waiver—wrongful prosecution
 
X. XYY chromosome
 
Y. Yakuza—youth service bureau
 
Z. Zapruder film—zoophilia
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Expanded coverage to include Biographical entries, Forensic Science terms, Criminal justice organizations, and International terms
  • New introduction discussing changes in criminal justice and how the changes have been reflected in the dictionary
  • More linkages to related terms in the dictionary  

KEY FEATURES:

Each term will contain the following:

  • Over 3,000 entries
  • A complete, current definition of the term
  • A discussion of common misconceptions or controversies surrounding the term
  • A cross-reference to other entries in the dictionary

Sample Materials & Chapters

"A" Entries

"S" Entries


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