Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9⅜
978-1-5381-1140-6 • Hardback • February 2019 • $122.00 • (£94.00)
978-1-5381-1141-3 • eBook • February 2019 • $115.50 • (£89.00)
Matthew J. Sheridan, Ed.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Director of Criminal Justice Internships at Georgian Court University. and author of Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice.
Raymond R. Rainville, Ph.D. is currently an Associate Professor and prior Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, Saint Peters University. He is a retired New Jersey Probation Administrator and one of the architects for the Intensive Supervision Program; a former president of the New Jersey Criminal Justice Educators Association; and author of Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice.
Anna King, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Georgian Court University. She has been an H.F. Guggenheim fellow, a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award fellow. She is the author of several articles and chapters that examine the relationship between empirical criminology and social reform, the psychology of public opinion on crime, and the role of gender in crime.
Brian Royster, Ed.D. is a tenured Assistant Professor at Saint Peter’s University. He is also a retired New Jersey State Trooper and graduate of the FBI National Academy 214th Session.
Giuseppe M. Fazari, Ph.D. is the Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies at Seton Hall University and serves as faculty for the National Center for State Courts. Dr. Fazari was a chief administrator for the New Jersey Judiciary. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Seton Hall University and is a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management.
Editor’s Foreword Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
I: The Bill of Rights
II: Supreme Court Cases Criminal Procedure
III: U.S. Supreme Court Cases Which Review the Death Penalty
About the Authors
Using an interdisciplinary approach, Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice chronicles how the field of criminal justice continues to advance at breathtaking speeds. The book represents the American experience as criminal justice develops into an independent discipline and academic field of study. Definitions offer accurate examinations that explore multidisciplinary terms in a fluid field. The dictionary includes 1,200 cross-referenced entries that support scholarship, curiosity, and academic research. The format incorporates timeline events and succinct descriptions. Superior fonts, line spacing, and alphabetized entries offer navigational signposts for piloting through copious data. This format offers easy access, and a concise, reader-friendly writing style. Contributing experts sustain balance and equilibrium in the midst of terminology murkiness that accompanies complex legal issues. This dictionary is an important learning tool and authoritative reference book. Public, high school, and university acquisition decision-makers should consider including the dictionary among traditional reference collections.—Thomas E. Baker— American Reference Books Annual
The overall visual presentation is professional with quality materials and clear typeset. The table of contents lays out a navigation path for the book, and a 48-page bibliography offers sources dating from the mid-1800s to present day, sorted by topic. All of the authors have doctorate degrees and possess academic credentials. Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice is recommended for libraries or research centers and possibly for criminal justice professors as a quick reference source. It is also valuable for practitioners requiring an authoritative source citation.— Security Management