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The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

April 2019 | 800 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in its fourth edition, The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology has established itself as an authoritative reference text for the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice.


Edited by two of the leading figures in the field, the book includes over 325 entries, with up to 30 new terms, covering topics such as big data, cyber security, wildlife crime, crimmigration, penal populism, serial homicide and neoliberalism, as well as general updates including more recent key readings, and a further emphasis on contributions from international academics.

All concepts are precisely defined, giving students a clear understanding of the history, development and debate surrounding each topic. Entries also include further reading suggestions to help extend students' knowledge.


The book is supported by online resources, including podcasts from contributors, exclusive SAGE Video content, and downloadable journal articles.


An essential reference tool for students and academics within criminology, criminal justice and legal studies.

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Editors’ Introduction
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