• Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

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  • Author
    Matthew J Sheridan
  • Publisher
    Rowman Littlefield
  • Publication date
    15 February 2019

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

  • Author

    Matthew J Sheridan

  • Date Published

    15 February 2019

  • Publisher

    Rowman Littlefield

  • Pages

    504 pages

  • ISBN

    9781538111413

Book Description

There has never been a more important time for those involved in criminal justice policy, operations and civil service to know their history. The Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive overview of the development of criminal justice in the United States. Criminal justice is a multidisciplinary endeavor, emerging across time and place through the fields of philosophy, law, biology, anthropology, and sociology. Developments occur quickly and regularly, the meanings of which are deeply embedded, not only in an historical context, but in complicated social, economic, and political circumstances as well. The field is particularly vulnerable to the exploitations of power being as closely aligned with the forces of social control as it is.


The Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,200 cross-referenced entries on the most relevant concepts, cases, people, and terms. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about American criminal justice.

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