Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2014 Edition
| Editors: Gerben Bruinsma, David Weisburd


The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice is an international, comprehensive reference tool for the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice that is both cutting edge as well as of very high scientific quality and prestige. This 10-volume work provides a complete and systematic coverage of the field that is unprecedented.  The Encyclopedia "defines the field" through its choice of organization and entries. It identifies and brings emerging ideas and trends to the forefront. The Encyclopedia covers Criminology and Criminal Justice in ten broad areas, with leading researchers writing substantive contributions within their area of expertise:

  1. Corrections and Criminal Justice Supervision in the Community
  2. Courts, Sentencing and the Judicial System
  3. Crimes, Criminals and Victims
  4. Crime Places and Situations
  5. Explanations for Criminal Behavior
  6. Forensic Science
  7. Data, Methods, and Statistics
  8. Police and Law Enforcement
  9. Psychology of Law
  10. Social Interventions and Prevention

This work features approximately 600 entries, organized in alphabetical order. The work is comprised under the direction of two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with 12 Associate Editors and more than 180 Area Editors. It is an essential and dynamic reference for researchers in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as useful a research tool for those in related fields of the social and behavioral sciences.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerben Bruinsma
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Weisburd
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.VU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Criminology, Law and SocietyGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  4. 4.Faculty of LawThe Hebrew UniversityMt. ScopusIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5689-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5690-2
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Number Of Entries 1258
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