The Handbook of Crime and Punishment

The Handbook of Crime and Punishment

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This is a comprehensive professional/reference work designed for those interested in the study of crime - its causes, effects, trends, and institutions - in the forms and philosophies of punishment, and in crime control. Although primarily American in its orientation, many of this book's articles are of a broader, more international nature. The book is expansive in its coverage, providing the reader with information about context, contemporary crime problems, causes of crime, methods of crime reduction, the processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals, and techniques of punishment. It consists of 28 articles, each written by an expert in the field and including a short selected reference list, as well as a general introduction to the work written by editor Michael Tonry. The handbook aims to be a useful reference work for academics, graduate students, and undergraduate students in criminology.show more

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  • Hardback | 817 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 58.42mm | 1,338.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 halftone, 19 line drawings
  • 0195110668
  • 9780195110661

About Michael Tonry

Michael Tonry is Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of several well-regarded books on crime and punishment.show more

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