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.

Prentice Hall's Dictionary of American Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Criminal Law

Author: David N. Falcone

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135154021

Category: Law

Page: 306

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Now in a Second Edition, this comprehensive reference book includes key terms from criminal justice, criminology and criminal law. Ideal as a companion reference in any criminal justice, criminology or criminal law course, the book is an invaluable tool for students and professionals, providing clear, complete definitions of all-important terminology.

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.

The SAGE Dictionary of Policing

Author: Alison Wakefield,Jenny Fleming

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1446245810

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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The SAGE Dictionary of Policing is the definitive reference tool for students, academics and practitioners in police studies. The Dictionary delivers a complete guide to policing in a comprehensive, easy-to-use format. Contributions by 110 of the world's leading academics and practitioners based in 14 countries map out all the key concepts and topics in the field. Each entry includes: " a concise definition " distinctive features of the concept " a critical evaluation " associated concepts, directing readers to linked entries " key readings, enabling readers to take their knowledge further. In addition, The SAGE Dictionary of Policing offers online resources, including free access to key articles and links to useful websites. This is a must-have for students, lecturers, researchers and professionals in police studies, criminology and criminal justice. It is the ideal companion to the SAGE Dictionary of Criminology: together the two books provide the most authoritative and comprehensive guide available. Alison Wakefield is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales. She was previously based at City University, London. Jenny Fleming is Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522311

Category:

Page: 562

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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.

Crime and Justice in America

An Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437735126

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general.

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.

Criminal Justice

An Introduction

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317395573

Category: Social Science

Page: 670

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This revised and expanded third edition offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Starting with an overview of the main theories of the causes of crime, this book explores and discusses the operation of the main criminal justice agencies including the police, probation and prison services and the legal and youth justice systems. This book offers a lively and critical discussion of some of the main themes in criminal justice, from policy-making and crime control to diversity and discrimination to the global dimensions of criminal justice, including organized crime and the role of the EU. Key updates to this new edition include: increased discussion of the measurement, prevention and detection of crime; a revised chapter on the police which discusses the principle of policing by consent, police methods, power and governance as well as the abuse of power; further discussion of pressing contemporary issues in criminal justice, such as privatization, multi-agency working and community-based criminal justice policy; a brand new chapter on victims of crime, key developments in criminal justice policy, and the response of the criminal justice system. This accessible text is essential reading for students taking introductory courses in criminology and criminal justice. A wide range of useful features includes review questions, lists of further reading, timelines of key events and a glossary of key terms.

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 Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Michael Tonry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190453214

Category: Social Science

Page: 1008

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Although criminal justice systems in developed Western countries are much alike in form, structure, and function, the American system is unique. While it is structurally similar to those of other Western countries, the punishments it imposes are often vastly harsher. No other Western country retains capital punishment or regularly employs life-without-parole, three-strikes, or lengthy mandatory minimum sentencing laws. As a result, the U.S. imprisonment rate of nearly 800 per 100,000 residents dwarfs rates elsewhere. The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice is an essential guide to the development and operation of the American criminal justice system. A leading scholar in the field and an experienced editor, Michael Tonry has brought together a team of first-rate scholars to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview and introduction to this crucial institution. Expertly organized, the various sections of the Handbook explore the American criminal justice system from a variety of perspectives-including its purposes, functions, problems, and priorities-and present analyses of police and policing, juvenile justice, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections, making it a complete and unrivaled portrait of how America approaches crime and criminal justice, and giving persuasive answers as to why and how it has developed to what it is today. Accessibly written for a wide audience, the Handbook serves as a definitive reference for scholars and a broad survey for students in criminology and criminal justice.

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271765

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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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 two of the leading figures in the field, the book is: Comprehensive: with now over 300 entries, the third edition has been updated to include 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 and debate Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students' knowledge throughout their studies International: contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure that this book is global and comparative throughout This wide-ranging reference and research tool will be an essential companion for students and academics within criminology, criminal justice and legal studies and related fields including sociology, social policy, psychology and cultural studies.

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.

The World of Crime

Breaking the Silence on Problems of Security, Justice and Development Across the World

Author: Jan Van Dijk

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320899

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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"This book is important for students who want to put domestic crime and justice issues and criminological theories in an international perspective....It is more than likely that this book will also interest all those who are professionally or privately interested in issues of crime, corruption, terrorism, law enforcement, criminal justice and sustainable development." —Johnson Thomas, BUSINESS INDIA In today's interdependent world, governments must become more transparent about their crime and justice problems. The World of Crime: Breaking the Silence on Problems of Security, Justice and Development Across the World seeks to break the "conspiracy of silence" regarding statistical information on these sensitive issues. It subsequently analyzes the macro causes of crime such as rapid urbanization, economic inequality, gender discrimination, abuse of alcohol, and drugs and availability of guns. Furthermore, the book analyzes the impact of crime on individuals and societies. Using a wealth of statistical information, the author underlines the need of greater international efforts to tackle transnational problems of crime. Key Features Presents 13 chapters, which are organized in 4 main parts, that cover measurement challenges, common crimes, emerging global crimes, criminal justice, and international perspectives on crime and justice Contains statistical data taken from 2005 International Crime Victim Surveys Includes high quality figures such as scatter plots, graphs, and maps Features summary reviews and figure footnotes at the ends of each chapter Intended Audience: The book is intended as a supplementary text for introduction to criminology, criminal justice, and comparative justice courses and is also appropriate for those professionally interested in security, criminal justice and development.

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.