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Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, Revised Edition, 2-Volume Set
  • Authored by: David Schultz
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081608145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8145-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $150.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 349.73
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1008


Praise for the previous edition:
"...covers a broad range of information on American law...exceptionally good."—American Reference Books Annual

While ignorance of the law may be no excuse for breaking it, for most people, the law seems inaccessible and often incomprehensible. In more than 700 entries, Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, Revised Edition breaks down the complex workings of America's criminal justice system in a way that readers can understand.

Now in two volumes, this A-to-Z encyclopedia covers a wide range of relevant topics, including police, courts, corrections, laws, and famous criminals, as well as such timely and controversial subjects as bullying, cameras in public places, cyber crime, juvenile death penalty, and much more. A primary resources section contains documents that are vital to understanding this important subject.

Coverage includes:

  • Animal rights
  • Capital punishment
  • John Dillinger
  • DNA testing
  • Expert witness
  • Felony
  • Hate crimes
  • Insanity defense
  • Charles Manson
  • Medical marijuana
  • Organized crime
  • Probable cause
  • Restraining order
  • Serial killers
  • Stalking
  • Treason
  • Victimization
  • White-collar crime.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. In two volumes.

About the Author(s)

David Schultz received his Ph.D. in political science and his J.D. at the University of Minnesota and is currently a professor at Hamline University. He is the author/editor of many books, including Facts On File's Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution.

Reviews and Awards

"...a good addition to all college libraries, especially those that support criminal justice or legal studies programs...easily accessible and useful. Recommended."


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