The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

by Mark S. Davis
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SAGE Publications


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The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

Intended for academics, practitioners, and crime writers, this reference book defines approximately 2,000 criminal justice terms. Arranged alphabetically, entries provide a definition, discuss common misconceptions and controversies, and provide references to related entries. Included are technical terms, slang, historical events and persons, and existing organizations. Davis teaches at Kent State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761921752
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/14/2002
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Mark S. Davis is an independent scholar whose work focuses on crime and justice. His scholarship has appeared in journals, such as Journal of Research and Adolescence, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, and Journal of Criminal Justice, among other journals. Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Ohio State.

Table of Contents

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

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