The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior is the first truly comprehensive work in the field of criminology and sociology. This unique Encyclopedia is separated into four volumes, covering Historical, Conceptual, and Theoretical Issues and Self Destructive and Disvalues Identity. There are over 550 entries each with 2,000 to 3,500 words covering a multitiude of topics related to criminology, deviant behavior, and other unusual sociological phenomena. Each entry includes a comprehensive definition of the term, concise practical information (such as tables and/or diagrams) and a bibliography; they are written in such a way to be accessible not only to professionals or those familiar with the terminology, but also to students and non-expert professionals.
The editor-in-chief of this comprehensive Encylopedia is a leading figure in criminology and deviant behaviour. He is the former President of the Southern Sociological Association and the Mid-South Sociological Association. Dr. Bryant was a founding editor-in-chief of the journal Deviant Behavior and was a Fulbright Professor at the National Taiwan University. He has also been awarded numerous awards and has written countless articles.
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Höhe: 279 mm
Breite: 216 mm
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Selected list of entries: Abduction. Alcohol and Crime. Art Theft. Campus Crime. Careet Criminals. Credit Card Fraud. Crime Waves. Typologies of Crime. Dead Beat Parents. Embezzlement. Hate Crimes. Homicide Cross National Comparison of Rates. Intellectural Property Offense. Intelligence and Crime. Juvenile Delinquency. Military Jusitice System. Official Statistics on Crime. Vandalism. Piracy. Shoplifting. Civil Rights and Sexual Orientation. Exhibitionism. Feminist Theories and Sexual Deviance. Miscegenation. Mecrophilia. Nudity and Nude Beaches. Prostitutes' Rights Groups. Religious Cults and Sex. AIDS - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Drug Addiction - Social Aspects of. Tattooing andf Body Piercing.
""The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior can be strongly recommended as an excellent acquisition for a wide range of libraries, including research, college and public libraries."
-"American Reference Books Annual
"The "Encyclopedia has many virtues. Among them are: 1) the breadth of its coverage; 2) the quality of writing and organization; 3) and the short but invaluable list of additional readings after each entry....It should be a staple in libraries of all sorts, from high schools to specialized research centers."
-Malcolm M. Feeley, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley
"The "Encyclopedia is the first place to turn for concise overviews of virtually every significant topic in the study of crime and deviance....The "Encyclopedia will be of tremendous value to students and researchers alike."
-Timothy Brezina, Tulane University
"This is a stunning accomplishment; a landmark in the field; it provides a starting point for all future critical work in criminology and deviant behavior. Editor Bryant is to be thanked."
-Norman Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The past forty years witnessed a tremendous growth in sociological studies of crime and deviance. The "Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior is the first comprehensive effort to summarize what has been learned.... Students can use this reference tool as an introduction to key issues, while professionals will find it a helpful guide to a vast literature of specialized studies."
-Joel Best, University of Delaware
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