The Oxford Handbook of Criminology / Edition 5

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology / Edition 5

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by Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan, Robert Reiner
     
 

The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fourth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines state-of-the-art reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the analysis of the main theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date coverage of research and… See more details below

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The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fourth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines state-of-the-art reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the analysis of the main theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date coverage of research and policy developments concerning criminal justice, crime, criminalization, crime statistics, and their relationship to race, gender, youth cultures, and the political economy. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated, with new chapters on important areas such as cultural criminology, the governance of security, and diversity, crime and criminal justice. Developed to meet course requirements, the Oxford Handbook of Criminology is essential reading for all students and teachers of criminology and an indispensable sourcebook for professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199590278
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
1,412,650
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction to the Third Edition1
Pt. 1Criminology: History and Theory
1Of Crimes and Criminals: The Development of Criminology in Britain7
2Sociological Theories of Crime51
3Contemporary Landscapes of Crime, Order, and Control: Governance, Risk, and Globalization83
4Feminism and Criminology112
5Criminological Psychology144
6Comparing Criminal Justice175
7The History of Crime and Crime Control Institutions203
Pt. 2The Social Construction of Crime and Crime Control
8Punishment and Control233
9Legal Constructions of Crime264
10The Skeletons in the Cupboard: The Politics of Law and Order at the Turn of the Millennium286
11Crime Statistics: The 'Data Explosion' and its Implications322
12Media Made Criminality: The Representation of Crime in the Mass Media376
Pt. 3Dimensions of Crime
13Victims419
14Crime and Social Exclusion457
15Gender and Crime491
16Young People, Crime, and Youth Justice531
17Racism, Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice579
18Environmental Criminology620
19Developmental Criminology and Risk-Focused Prevention657
20Crime and the Life Course702
21Mentally Disordered Offenders, Mental Health, and Crime746
Pt. 4Forms of Crime
22Violent Crime795
23White-Collar Crime844
24The Organization of Serious Crimes878
25Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime914
Pt. 5Reactions to Crime
26Crime Reduction947
27Policing and the Police980
28From Suspect to Trial1034
29Sentencing1076
30Imprisonment: A Brief History, the Contemporary Scene, and Likely Prospects1113
31Community Penalties: Probation, Punishment, and 'What Works'1168
Index1207

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