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The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
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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 masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of diverse topics as the criminal justice process, race and gender, crime statistics, and the media and crime. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated and is essential reading for all teachers and students of criminology and an indispensable sourcebook for professionals. Online Resource Centre * Web links to key criminological resources allowing students to further research the subject * Notes on the Contributors * Editors' Introduction to the 4th edition

Table of Contents

CRIMINOLOGY: HISTORY AND THEORY; 1. Sociological Theories of Crime; 2. Criminal Psychology; 3. Contemporary Landscapes of Crime, Order and Control: Governance, Risk, and Globalization; 4. Cultural Criminology; 5. Historical perspectives on Crime; 6. Comparing Criminal Justice; 7. Diversity, Crime, and Criminal Justice; THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF CRIME AND CRIME CONTROL; 8. Legal Constructions of Crime; 9. No Turning Back: the Politics of Law and Order into the Millennium; 10. Crime data and statistics; 11. Media Made Criminality: the Representation of Crime in the Mass Media; DIMENSIONS OF CRIME; 12. Political Economy, Crime, and Criminal Justice; 13. Gender and Crime; 14. Ethnicities, Racism, Crime, and Criminal Justice; 15. Victims, Victimization and Criminal Justice; 16. Mentally Disordered Offenders, Mental Health, and Crime; 17. Place, Space, Crime and Disorder; 18. Youth Crime and Youth Culture; 19. Childhood Risk Factors and Risk-Focussed Prevention; 20. Crime and the Life Course; FORMS OF CRIME; 21. Violent Crime; 22. White-Collar and Corporate Crime; 23. Organizing Crime and Terrorism; 24. Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime; REACTIONS TO CRIME; 25. The Governance of Security: Pluralization, Privatization, and Polarization in Crime Control; 26. Crime Prevention and Community Safety; 27. Policing and the Police; 28. From Suspect to Trial; 29. Sentencing; 30. Youth Justice; 31. Community Penalties: Probation, 'What Works' and Offender Management; 32. Imprisonment: An Expanding Scene

Author Biography

Mike Maguire is Professor of Criminology, University of Glamorgan Rod Morgan is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice, University of Bristol, and HM Chief Inspector of the Probation Service for England and Wales Robert Reiner is Professor of Criminology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2007
Edited by Mike Maguire Edited by Robert Reiner Edited by Rod Morgan
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
4th Revised edition
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Oxford University Press
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