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The Oxford Handbook of Criminology | 3rd Edition

ISBN-10: 0199249377
ISBN-13: 9780199249374
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: This is the substantially updated and revised 3rd Edition of the highly acclaimed Handbook of Criminology. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative single volume guide to the subject; combining masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive bibliographical references to aidfurther research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of the contribitution to criminology of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of such diverse topics as crime statistics, policing, the criminal justice process, race and gender, drugs andthe media and crime. It is essential reading for all teachers and students of criminology and an indispensible source-book for professionals working in the field. A key feature of this new volume is the supporting companion web site that will offer students, lecturers and practitoners the benefitsof event-driven updating (displaying Home Office statistics as they are released) and links to other key criminal justice sites.The book has established itself as the acknowledged leading reference work and textbook in this area of law and has become the adopted choice of most undergraduate and postgraduate crime and criminal justice courses. It combines the talents of an unusually powerful group of leading writers whobetween them cover the entire spectrum of subjects now referred to collectively as 'criminology'. The 3rd Edition has been revised in recognition of changes in the politics of 'law and order', policy developments and the range of new topics being taught in the leading centres of criminologyeducation and research. New or updated chapters cover, for example, the impact of New Labour on policy, proposed sentencing reform, social exclusion, the contribution of psychological theory to criminology, managerialism in policing, criminal justice and crime prevention, risk assessment and the'What Works?' approach to programmes for convicted offenders.

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