Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America
- Jeffrey Ian Ross - University of Baltimore, USA
Criminology & Criminal Justice (General) | Social Problems
This encyclopedic reference focuses primarily on urban lifestyle and its associated crimes, ranging from burglary to drug peddling to murder to new, more sophisticated forms of street crime and scams. This traditional A-to-Z reference has significant coverage of police and courts and other criminal justice subdisciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime.
"Ross... adroitly compiles informative essays...., focusing on street crime in the largest U.S. cities.... The well-written and well-researched articles, by 146 scholars representing major universities across the country, range in length from a few hundred words to several pages. VERDICT: An outstanding one-volume source on a subject that regularly makes headlines. Researchers and readers at all levels will value highly its compelling information, ease of use, and sensible organization."
"...Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America provides complete, current coverage of a unique and relevant topic. Not only is the volume an invaluable resource for students of sociology, psychology, criminology, criminal justice, and political science but it contains interesting and useful information on a topic that affects us daily, making this volume a great addition to public and university libraries."
"...readers will learn a considerable amount from this volume. Written in a readable style and eschewing theory for people and places, this is a perfect starter volume for a high school or undergraduate term paper. Summing Up: Recommended."