International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice

Shlomo Giora Shoham (Editor), Ori Beck (Editor), Martin Kett (Editor)

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At the outset of the twenty-first century, more than 9 million people are held in custody in over 200 countries around the world.--from the essay ""Prisons and Jails"" by Ron King The first comparative study of this increasingly integral social subject, International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive and balanced review of the philosophy and practicality of punishment. Drawn from the expertise of scholars and researchers from around the world, this book covers the theory, practice, history, and empirical evidence surrounding crime prevent
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages800
ISBN (Electronic)9780429248894
ISBN (Print)978-1-4200-5387-6
StatePublished - 2008


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