A complete revision of the 1982 edition, the Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice deals with not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics.
Black's Law Dictionary
by Bryan A. Garner
Call Number: Ref K13 .B5
Publication Date: 2011-06-17
Considered the most valuable reference tool available to the legal community, Black's Pocket Dictionary provides more than 13,000 clear, concise, and precise definitions. The essential companion dictionary to the Standard edition and as a stand-alone tool, Black's Pocket Dictionary also includes a dictionary guide and the complete U.S. Constitution. Black's is cited by judges and lawyers more than any other legal dictionary, comes recommended by law faculty, and is available in the pocket format and a variety of other useful editions.
The Encyclopedia of American Crime
by Carl Sifakis
Call Number: Ref HV6789 .S54 2001
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
In this comprehensive and objective reference to America's criminal past, the author offers 2000 A-to-Z entires covering significant crimes, criminals and law enforcement figures and techniques. Entries are chosen based on their symbolic or historical relevance and consist of biographies, definitions and detailed accounts of criminal activities. The second edition features new and updated entries on such figures, topics and events as the Oklahoma City bombing; Lee Harvey Oswald; bank robberies; serial killers, such as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Cunanan, as well as female serial killers; the O.J. Simpson case; the World Trade Centre bombing; the Unabomber/Theodore Kaczynski; the Hillside Stranglers; Jean Harris and the Scarsdale Diet Doctor; the Sunset Slayer; the treatment of sex criminals; white collar criminals, such as Charles Keating and Michael Milken; and wrongful convictions.
Historic U. S. Court Cases
by John W. Johnson (Editor)
Call Number: Ref KF385 .A4H57 2001
Publication Date: 2001-09-07
This collection of essays looks at over 200 major court cases, at both state and federal levels, from the colonial period to the present. The articles include recent topics such as the Microsoft antitrust case and the OJ Simpson trials.
The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
by Mike Maguire (Editor); Rod Morgan (Editor); Robert Reiner (Editor)
Call Number: HV6025 .O87 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-31
The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fourth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline andreviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of diverse topics as the criminal justice process, race and gender, crime statistics, and the media and crime. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated and is essential reading for all teachersand students of criminology and an indispensable sourcebook for professionals. Online Resource Centre * Web links to key criminological resources allowing students to further research the subject * Notes on the Contributors * Editors' Introduction to the 4th edition
Burton's Legal Thesaurus
by William C. Burton
Call Number: Ref K13 .B97 2007
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
After twenty-five years as the standard-bearer of legal terminology, Burton's Legal Thesaurus continues to be an essential reference tool. In law, precision and accuracy is vital. This fourth edition contains more entries than ever before, including cutting-edge terms unique to today's legal profession. This new edition is an indispensable reference source for: * Partners, Associates, Attorneys and judges, who will appreciate the timeliness of the 1,000-plus new entries * Law school students seeking to use a more specific word or recall a word forgotten * Journalists and scholars looking for the right word to fit the thought
Thurgood Marshall, 1908 - 1993
American Lawyer, Supreme Court Justice, Champion of Equality and Human Rights