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Companions in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Series Editors: Paul Taylor, University of Chester, UK, Karen Corteen, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Sharon Morley, University of Chester and Jo Turner, University of Chester.

Companions in Criminology and Criminal Justice provide succinct definitions of key terms and explanations of core concepts and themes in complex areas of criminology, victimology and criminal justice. Each entry provides critical appraisals, vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to the relevant subject, as well as technical details, making them an ideal resource for students, practitioners and researchers alike.

Entries bring together expert contributor teams, are arranged alphabetically, and provide a concise analysis of the distinctive issues attached to each concept, explanation of core concepts or themes, and direction to take knowledge further through identified key readings. Entries are linked and connections can be mapped across terms.

Books in the series match themes with the demands of the disciplines, addressing areas where there is a need for further resources, in particular for undergraduate students.