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Encyclopedia of street crime in America.


Encyclopedia of street crime in America.

Ed. by Jeffrey Ian Ross.



538 pages




This encyclopedia presents dozens of entries on general topics and specific topics in street crime. The more general ones cover topics like arrest, bail, courts, crime-scene investigation, terrorism, women, truancy, and others. More specific ones include crimes, cities, the Central Park Jogger Incident, defensible, laws, specific technologies and practices of criminal law enforcement. The entries are organized alphabetically and range from a page to several pages long. A thematic guide without page-numbers appears after the also unnumbered list of articles, which limits its usefulness. Some have black and white photos, while most are organized into sub-sections. Each entry contains at the concludes with a list of related entries and further readings. A glossary, resource guide, and appendix is featured in the end. The appendix documents with graphs and a small written blurb major crime trends over the last 24 years in the 25 largest US cities. The contributors are mostly criminologists and social scientists from around North America.

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Date:Aug 1, 2013
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