Third edition (Oxford University Press, 2002).
The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the third edition of the acclaimed Handbook of Criminology combines masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of such diverse topics as the criminal justice process, race and gender, crime statistics, and the media and crime.
The new edition has been substantially revised and updated, featuring new chapters and a new companion website. It is essential reading for all teachers and students of criminology and an indispensable sourcebook for professionals.
Fully revised and updated in light of recent policy changes and developed to meet all current syllabus requirements
Combines the talents of a wide group of leading writers, covering the entire spectrum of criminology
New or substantially revised chapters cover the impact of New Labour on policy; proposed sentencing reform; criminal justice and crime prevention; risk assessment and the 'What Works' approach to programmes for convicted offenders
Supported by a new companion website, Maguire, Morgan and Reiner: The Oxford handbook of criminology 4e, including web links, further reading, and chapter synopses, all organised by chapter for easy reference
'...quite simply an outstanding achievement... the only text that is authoritative, comprehensive and serious enough to be the basis of an entire course in criminology.' Professor Stan Cohen, The British Journal of Sociology.
'It will define undergraduate and postgraduate criminology courses for some time to come...' Criminal Justice Matters.