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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; Second Edition edition (15 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412910862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412910866
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 17.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With the publication of the third edition of this work Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie have consolidated their position as criminology's lexicographers. This thoughtful compilation will allow students to enhance their appreciation of the discipline's boundaries while at the same time sharpening their critical faculties so that they can redraw them.


Ian O'Donnell
Professor of Criminology, University College Dublin

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Criminology has its own, special language and it can be confusing even to experienced criminologists. This Third Edition of The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology is an indispensible tool for interpreting and navigating this ever-changing field, with packed and theoretically weighty entries written by the original researchers and theoreticians themselves. Essential for teaching, studying and doing this thing we call criminology.


Shadd Maruna
Professor of Justice Studies, Queen's University Belfast

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The editors should be commended on assembling an impressive array of contributors to comprehensively cover the historical and contemporary development of criminology. Theory, methods, policy and specialized areas are cogently explicated by leading authorities in the field offering perspectives from mainstream to critical criminology and everything in between. A great addition to any social scientific library!


David C. Brotherton
Professor and Co-Chair, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

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About the Author

Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology at City University and is one of the UK's foremost authorities in the study of policing.

John Muncie is Professor of Criminology at the Open University. He has published extensively on youth culture, youth justice and criminological theory.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Helga on 8 Jan. 2009
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I thought i will quickly scan through the contents of the book the moment it was in my hands. I ended up reading for hours non-stop and finding myself drawn in each and every subject wanting to read more. This will, without a doubt be my companion in my studies. Good quality and easy reading even for a non-English reader like myself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By My Oracle on 31 Jan. 2010
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This isnt a bad reference book, as other reviewers have already mentioned it does provide insight and explanations which at times can be quite detailed, it is also not written in a way where you would need an English dictionary on standby to understand the word and its given meaning.

However I do think it is a little overpriced, there are far more concise readers and reference books that I own in this subject which contain a vast array of details that this one doesn't, if it was not priced so high I wouldn't be complaining but as a student with a huge list of text books to buy and this one not being on it, due to its price I would have had to refrain from buying it unless I had got vouchers to buy it.

The quality of the book in terms of build is excellent and is something I find a lot of reviews forget to include, with a dictionary like this, being slung into a bag and used very regularly and carried to most places it is withstanding the daily battering it is getting. The pages are still firmly in tact after 6 months use, the glue is not showing signs of disintegrating and the thick pages have not torn at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nik Greene Author on 21 July 2010
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I use this book extensively as a refresher, sometimes as a criminologist one can get set into threads and not deviate.
This was well written in an easy to understand layman's way
A bit on the expensive side but well worth the extra few quid!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Martin on 22 Mar. 2012
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Good essential knowledge here for university students, would thoroughly reccommend buying this before you commence studies as it will make things a LOT easier.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Wragg on 20 May 2012
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I used this book when doing OU courses, if is straight forward and the explanations given enable inclusion in your essays.
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By C on 11 Dec. 2013
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This is a very useful book for any students or lecturers but it's doesn't contain everything (how could a book do that?) so sometimes I find myself trying to find definitions from elsewhere, usually on the internet. Being a current student I found this extremely useful in first year but not so much in second year so far.

It's good and informative but may not cover exactly everything you need.
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Explains things simply so I understand theories that I have never read about provides extended reading which helps if I need a jumping off point for an essay. Definitely get it especially if you are a first year like me.
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By Amazon Customer on 18 Aug. 2013
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Excellent definitions provided for Sociological terms. Will be well used on starting University this year. Recommend for all students of Sociology. You will use this book.
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