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Encyclopedia of Street Crime – just published!

Date Posted: April 24, 2013

The Encyclopedia of Street Crime has just been published. 

Anyone living or working in a city has feared or experienced street crime at one time or another; whether it be a mugging, purse snatching, or a more violent crime. In the U.S., street crime has recently hovered near historic lows; hence, the declaration of certain analysts that street life in America has never been safer. But is it really? Street crime has changed over past decades, especially with the advent of surveillance cameras in public places—the territory of the street criminal—but at the same time, criminals have found ways to adapt. 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 sub-disciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime.

Features & Benefits: 175 signed entries within a single volume in print and electronic formats provide in-depth coverage to the topic of street crime in America.; Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings guide readers to additional resources.; Entries are supported by vivid photos and illustrations to better bring the material alive.; A thematic Reader’s Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and, within the electronic version, combines with Cross-References and a detailed Index for convenient search-and-browse capabilities.; A Chronology provides readers with a historical perspective of street crime in America.; Appendices provide sources of data and statistics, annotated to highlight their relevance.





New edition! Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

Date Posted: April 22, 2013

You now have access to the 2nd edition (2013) of the Gale Encyclopedia of Diets!

This e-reference book covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person’s dietary choices on one’s health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.





St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Date Posted: April 16, 2013

Now available online in a new and updated edition!

The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

 





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