The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
Mike Maguire, Rodney Morgan, Robert Reiner
Oxford University Press, 2007 - Law - 1185 pages
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 Center * Test bank of questions enabling lecturers to test their students' progress and understanding * Web links to key criminological resources allowing students to further research the subject * Notes on the Contributors * Editors' Introduction to the 4th edition
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This is the definitive introduction to criminology - whether in the UK, where it was written, or anywhere else. It is comprehensive in its coverage of all of the key theoretical aspects to understanding crime and criminals. It is well-written and well-edited so each if the individually-authored chapters fit well together. The range of contributions means the coverage is very broad, but always insightful and well-balanced. A must-have book for both students and practitioners I would say.