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The Oxford handbook of criminology

Maguire, Mike, Morgan, Rod and Reiner, Robert, eds. (2012) The Oxford handbook of criminology. 5th ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199590278

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Abstract

The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume guide to criminology Brings together contributions from leading academics detailing the relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates, enabling students to fully appreciate the diverse array of viewpoints in criminological discourse Includes detailed references enabling readers to further research the topics discussed Features an extensive online resource centre providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers New to this edition Features completely new chapters on: * The state of modern criminology * Public views about crime and justice * Youth crime and justice * Developmental and life-course criminology * The organisation of serious crimes for gain * Terrorism and counter-terrorism * State crime and human rights * Community sanctions * Out-of-court decisions: cautions, fixed penalties, breach, parole The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fifth 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 such diverse topics as public views about crime and justice, youth crime and justice and state crime and human rights. The fifth edition has been substantially revised and updated so that it covers topics being taught at undergraduate level as well as encapsulating the latest developments in the academic and practical spheres of criminology, including reflections on the August 2011 riots. An impressive line-up of contributors, experts in their respective fields, means the Oxford Handbook of Criminology will continue to be an essential purchase for all students and teachers of criminology and an indispensable resource for professionals.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.oup.com/
Additional Information: © 2012 Oxford University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Mannheim Centre for Criminology
Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 12:40
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44743/

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