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Now in its third edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by two of the leading figures in the field, the book is:
  • Comprehensive: with now over 300 entries, the third edition has been updated to include new entries and an expanded editorial introduction
  • Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic and debate
  • Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students' knowledge throughout their studies
  • International: contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure that this book is global and comparative throughout

This wide-ranging reference and research tool will be an essential companion for students and academics within criminology, criminal justice and legal studies and related fields including sociology, social policy, psychology and cultural studies.

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