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Criminal Justice: Encyclopedias

About Encyclopedias at Wor-Wic

Wor-Wic Library Services offers online reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries through our online databases. If you  are accessing our database from off campus, you will need to log in with your username and password (same as your blackboard login). To find the titles below or to look for more, go to the Credo Reference database.

Criminal Justice

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 Dictionary of Policing

Contains approximately 300 entries on key terms and concepts arranged alphabetically designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners

The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Offers a state-of-the-art survey informed by the very latest theory and research, creating a definitive reference resource for students, scholars, and professionals in these interdisciplinary and dynamic fields.

Key Concepts in Crime and Society

Offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society

Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice: The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice

Current and future studies on the changing dynamics of the role of immigrants and the impact of immigration, across the United States . It covers the changing dynamics of race, ethnicity, and immigration, and discusses how it all contributes to variations in crime, policing, and the overall justice system.

 World of Criminal Justice, Gale 

Reference source explain in concise, detailed, and jargon-free language some of the most important topics, theories, discoveries, concepts, and organizations in criminal justice. 


  Dictionary of Forensic Psychology

 Entries on key terms and concepts in forensic psychology arranged alphabetically.   

 Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals

 Provides professionals with current, practical, and empirically based information to guide their work in forensic settings. 

The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book

 Provides a look at the science of law enforcement and how even the smallest clues can yield useful information.  

  The Psych 101 Series: Forensic Psychology 101

This is a concise, engaging overview of forensic psychology, spanning its origins as a discipline through the many varied opportunities for employment today. 

Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice: The Handbook of Homicide

The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention.