The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

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SAGE Publications, Jun 14, 2002 - Social Science - 286 pages
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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.

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Mark S. Davis has served in a variety of criminal justice practitioner, policy and research roles. His research has appeared in such journals as Journal of Research on Adolescence, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Journal of Criminal Justice, among others. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University where currently he is affiliated with the Criminal Justice Research Center.


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