Encyclopedia of world crime : criminal justice, criminology, and law enforcement

Format: Print Book 1989
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Jay Robert Nash knows crime, not speculatively or academically but reportorially, at the level of the most intense and thorough investigative journalism. Some 50,000 entries in six volumes range from biblical times through 1988, and include a dictionary volume and an index volume. The entries present the most notable and important international criminal cases, persons, places, and events, as well as important persons in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, the judiciary, criminology, forensic medicine, pathology, penology, and criminal psychiatry and psychology. They also cover works of drama, fiction, film, poetry, and song, explaining the real-life role models for such works. Nash does fall prey to some common and insidious myths: his dictionary, for example, lists anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, and anarchy, but not capitalism, which is clearly more intimately (i.e. structurally) and extensively connected with crime and criminality. But the areas he knows, he knows better than just about anyone else. Note: this is a continuity series encyclopedia, offering annual editions, the year 1989 to be covered in CrimeBook's 1990 annual. Published by CrimeBooks, Inc., 1213 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091. Libraries and schools order from the distributor, Marshall Cavendish. (RC) Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
v. 1. A-C
v. 2. D-J
v. 3. K-R
v. 4. S-Z ; Supplements
v. 5. Dictionary
v. 6. Index.

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Subjects English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries.
Crime -- Encyclopedias.
Crime -- United States -- Dictionaries.
Criminals -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Criminals -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Crime -- Dictionaries.
Cant -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Wilmette, IL :CrimeBooks,1989
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Nash, Jay Robert.
Language English
Description 6 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (volume 6, pages 1-327) and indexes.
ISBN 0923582002 (set)
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