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Criminal justice and criminology : concepts and terms / James F. Anderson ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Anderson, James F.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2002Description: 368 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0761822232 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780761822233 (cloth : alk. paper); 0761822240 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780761822240 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Dictionaries | Criminology -- United States -- Dictionaries | Criminal law -- United States -- DictionariesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Criminal justice and criminology.DDC classification: 364.973 | 364.03 LOC classification: HV7411 | .C74 2002Also issued online.
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The first section of this dictionary provides brief annotations for 2,560 entries covering criminal justice and related topics, from ABSCAM to zero tolerance policies, including selected acronyms, associations, journals, government agencies, and important researchers and scholars in criminal justice. In light of September 11, it is interesting to note that the book has entries for such terms as "al Qaeda," "Anti-Terrorism Bill," "Office of Homeland Security," "Osama bin Laden," and "Taliban." Some selections are quirkier; e.g., the book has entries for 16 current scholars--some are fairly well known, but others seem only to be acquaintances of the authors. Some regional legal reporters are included but not all. The second section, criminological terms, contains only 380 terms, ranging from "addiction" to "zone maps," and names of significant personalities. Since students often do not differentiate between criminal justice and criminology, the book would have been easier to use had entries been merged into a single alphabet. It also needs a preface explaining its scope. Libraries with limited budgets may prefer the more comprehensive The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms and Major Court Cases, by Dean J. Champion (2nd ed., CH, May'02). Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. J. J. Harrison Michigan State University

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James F. Anderson is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Criminology, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Laronistine Dyson is CEO and Executive Director of Residential Alternatives, Inc. in Louisville KY.

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