The Oxford Handbook of Criminology / Edition 5

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Quite simply an outstanding achievement. The only text that is authoritative, comprehensive and serious enough to be the basis of an entire course in criminology."
--Stan Cohen, The British Journal of Criminology

"It will define undergraduate and postgraduate criminology courses for some time to come."
--Criminal Justice Matters

"A comprehensive introduction to criminology written by the leading figures of the discipline; no other text covers the same range of topics in this depth."
--Michael Fiddler, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich

"A classic. An essential for any student of criminology."
--Kevin Brown, Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University

"The essential text for criminology. Combines detailed introductions to a wide range of topics with some of the smartest writing around."
--Iain Brennan, Lecturer, Hull University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199590278
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1056
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Reiner is the author of Chief Constables (OUP, 1991, OPB 1992) which has sold over 3000 copies.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction to the Third Edition 1
Pt. 1 Criminology: History and Theory
1 Of Crimes and Criminals: The Development of Criminology in Britain 7
2 Sociological Theories of Crime 51
3 Contemporary Landscapes of Crime, Order, and Control: Governance, Risk, and Globalization 83
4 Feminism and Criminology 112
5 Criminological Psychology 144
6 Comparing Criminal Justice 175
7 The History of Crime and Crime Control Institutions 203
Pt. 2 The Social Construction of Crime and Crime Control
8 Punishment and Control 233
9 Legal Constructions of Crime 264
10 The Skeletons in the Cupboard: The Politics of Law and Order at the Turn of the Millennium 286
11 Crime Statistics: The 'Data Explosion' and its Implications 322
12 Media Made Criminality: The Representation of Crime in the Mass Media 376
Pt. 3 Dimensions of Crime
13 Victims 419
14 Crime and Social Exclusion 457
15 Gender and Crime 491
16 Young People, Crime, and Youth Justice 531
17 Racism, Ethnicity, Crime, and Criminal Justice 579
18 Environmental Criminology 620
19 Developmental Criminology and Risk-Focused Prevention 657
20 Crime and the Life Course 702
21 Mentally Disordered Offenders, Mental Health, and Crime 746
Pt. 4 Forms of Crime
22 Violent Crime 795
23 White-Collar Crime 844
24 The Organization of Serious Crimes 878
25 Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime 914
Pt. 5 Reactions to Crime
26 Crime Reduction 947
27 Policing and the Police 980
28 From Suspect to Trial 1034
29 Sentencing 1076
30 Imprisonment: A Brief History, the Contemporary Scene, and Likely Prospects 1113
31 Community Penalties: Probation, Punishment, and 'What Works' 1168
Index 1207
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