Dictionary of Crime

Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Law Enforcement

Author: Jay Robert Nash

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590775317

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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In order to understand the machinations and inner workings of crime and punishment in this country, it is necessary to negotiate through the wild linguistic labyrinth of its esoteric terminology and pungent slang. Here is Jay Robert Nash's comprehensive Dictionary of Crime: Criminal Justice, Criminology, & Law Enforcement--a massive reference by the dean of American true-crime writers that illuminates the jargon of criminal justice and exposes the language of the seedy underworld. An invaluable aid for anyone who wants to understand the arcane argot of criminology, this remarkable volume contains over 16,000 entries used in law, police work, forensic science, drug and prison cultures, the media, and by criminals themselves. Current and historic words and phrases from all over the English-speaking world, most not found in any other dictionary, are given solid definitions, each supplemented with the word's etymology, usage, and an identification of who uses it. In addition to being an unsurpassed reference and research tool, this dictionary holds fascinating delights for anyone interested in understanding the law, gaining insight into true-crime literature, or for just plain riveting reading.

The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice

Key Terms and Major Court Cases

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810854062

Category: Law

Page: 513

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Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.

Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement

Author: Mitchel P. Roth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305603

Category: History

Page: 480

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Covers the history of law enforcement from policing under Caesar Augustus to such present-day events as Rodney King and the LAPD.

The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice

Author: Mark S. Davis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483380955

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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A new approach to making everyday criminal justice terms accessible A useful reference work for faculty and students, criminal justice professionals, writers, and anyone else interested in criminal justice and criminology, The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice, Second Edition, is an excellent, wide-ranging resource with clear definitions for over 3,000 key criminal justice terms. Often going beyond simply definitions, the dictionary places the entries in a meaningful context, connecting the definitions with other concepts. Mark S. Davis uniquely presents common misperceptions for selected terms, along with additional relevant information to clarify a term’s use or derivation.

Dictionary of American Criminal Justice

Key Terms and Major Supreme Court Cases

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580735

Category: Law

Page: 349

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Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200825

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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Now in its Third Edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie, two of the leading figures in the discipline, the book is: Comprehensive: with over 300 entries, the new edition contains multiple revisions, new entries and an expanded editorial introduction Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students’ knowledge International: over 90 contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure this book is global and comparative throughout

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 729

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General overview of research methods and statistics using criminal justice data as a backdrop. This book addresses ethics, research designs, sampling, data collection strategies, computers and also includes statistical tables.

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Terms, Concepts, and Cases

Author: James F. Anderson,Laronistine Dyson,Adam Langsam,Willie Jr Brooks

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761836490

Category: Reference

Page: 301

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This dictionary contains criminal justice terms, criminological concepts, and over 100 cases decided by courts in the federal system, including the United States Supreme Court. These cases address aspects of criminal procedures, as well as individual rights in the U.S. Constitution related to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Using professional terms in an easy-to-read format, this book will provide the reader with a clear understanding of past and present concepts, terms, and case laws that are related to criminal justice and criminology. It serves as a perfect text for criminal justice and criminology programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. It can also be used as a supplemental adoption for these programs since most texts are written in an esoteric manner.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Larry J. Siegel,John L. Worrall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305969766

Category: Education

Page: 736

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One of the few bestselling introductory criminal justice texts written by professors who actively teach the course to large numbers of undergraduates each year, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE is uniquely attuned to the needs of today's students and instructors. Now in its sixteenth edition and known for its authoritative, solidly researched content, Siegel and Worrall's text delivers comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of criminal justice. Extremely student friendly, the text's balanced and objective presentation is packed with provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field. Crisp writing, complemented by vivid illustrations, deftly guides readers through the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice; and key policy issues. The book also includes an emphasis on today's criminal justice careers, offering insights from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Lawrence F. Travis III,Bradley D. Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0323290701

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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This student-friendly introductory text describes the criminal justice process—outlining the decisions, practices, people, and issues involved. It provides a solid introduction to the mechanisms of the criminal justice system, with balanced coverage of the issues presented by each facet of the process, including a thorough review of practices and controversies in law enforcement, the criminal courts, and corrections. Systems approach to the criminal justice process provides students with an excellent foundation in the discipline Each chapter is enhanced by important terms, boxes, photos, and review questions An easy-to-access glossary offers a complete collection of essential terms in criminal justice

A Dictionary of Criminal Justice

Author: Peter Joyce,Neil Wain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136961410

Category: Law

Page: 336

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A Dictionary of Criminal Justice is the only dictionary that deals with criminal justice from a UK perspective, and in doing so provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the British criminal justice system, including its historical context and contemporary operations. The first three sections of the book explore in turn key definitions, key pieces of legislation and key documents that have helped to shape the operations of the criminal justice system, whilst the fourth details websites of particular relevance to this field. As such, this dictionary provides an extensive but accessible introduction to the important terms that relate to both the development and the contemporary processes of criminal justice. It also succeeds in placing the UK criminal justice system within an international setting through the inclusion of entries that acknowledge the global setting in which British justice operates. Guides to key legislation and documents are included, and each definition is accompanied by references for further reading, making this book an invaluable learning tool for both students and practitioners of criminal justice.

What Is a Crime?

Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society

Author: Law Commission of Canada

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774810876

Category: Law

Page: 194

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We all have notions of what it means to commit a crime. Most of usare very much aware of the behaviours which, by law, constitute crime.Rarely, however, do we stop to consider why certain activities andbehaviours are deemed criminal and others are not. What Is A Crime? examines how we define criminal conduct incontemporary society, and how we respond to it once it has beenidentified. Drawing from diverse scholarly traditions, including law, sociology,criminology and socio-legal studies, this rich collection of essayslooks at the processes of defining crime and considers the varied andcomplex implications of our decisions to criminalize certain unwantedbehaviour. From the perspective of various case studies, thecontributors reflect on the social processes that inform definitions ofcrime, criminal law, and its enforcement, while illuminating thesubjective nature of crime and questioning the role of law in dealingwith complex social issues. What Is A Crime? will be of interest to a broad spectrum ofreaders with an interest in the governance of crime and its control incontemporary society. Students and scholars of law, sociology,political science, philosophy, and criminology will find this bookinvaluable in furthering their understanding of the processes ofdefining and responding to crime and criminal behaviour. It will alsohold sway with policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and anyonewith a stake in our current approaches to crime.

Crime & justice

an introduction

Author: Howard Abadinsky,Latham Thomas Winfree

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9780830412525

Category: Law

Page: 603

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The second edition of this popular introductory text presents complex ideas and information in a comprehensive and readable format. The book starts with the basic learning tools of definitions, research methods, statistics, typologies, and ideologies relating to crime and justice. Subsequent chapters cover the evolution, history, and contemporary operation of the components of the criminal justice system, namely law enforcement, courts, and corrections.Crime and Justice features expanded coverage of the research tools for analyzing crime, theories of crime causation, and jails in America. In addition, the issue of juvenile justice has been integrated into the entire text. Based on the latest research data, trends in the field, and relevant legal changes, it is the most comprehensive examination of criminal justice available.

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Author: Kären M. Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann,Henry Lim Cho

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130596876X

Category: Education

Page: 648

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Fully updated to reflect the latest changes in the field, this new edition provides comprehensive, practical coverage of both law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one convenient volume. Acclaimed for its uniquely accessible writing style, many real-world examples, and its realistic and relevant boots on the street perspective, this new edition is packed with up-to-date information on today's hottest topics. These include the numerous ways technology is changing the day-to-day operations of policing; the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, including the need to improve trust and legitimacy with the public and a shift to a guardian mindset; the law enforcement response to new terrorism threats such as ISIS and homegrown violent extremists, the consequences of Brady-Giglio violations, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of American Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Author: Donald O. Schultz,Erik Beckman

Publisher: Copperhouse Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780942728279

Category: Law

Page: 613

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This second edition text focuses on the history of law enforcement from the Code of Hammurabi to the present. Topics include the crime phenomenon, community involvement in the system and criminal justice education, policing with emphasis on the structure and process of modern police service. Research aids include guidelines for writing term papers, a glossary, bibliography and index.

Encyclopedia of Murder and Violent Crime

Author: Eric W. Hickey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924371

Category: Law

Page: 603

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Edited by an internationally recognized expert on serial killers, this encyclopedia covers both murder and violent crime in their variant forms. Included are biographies, chronologies, special interest inset boxes, up to 100 photographs, comprehensive article bibliographies, and appendices for items such as famous unsolved cases, celebrity murders, assasinations, original source documents, and online sources for information.