The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

by Mike Maguire
     
 

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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… 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.

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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199249374
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 2.00(d)

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