Criminal Justice in Action Book

Criminal Justice in Action


  • Author : Larry K. Gaines
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 0534574564

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An engaging text/CD-ROM package with many features designed to spark student interest. Coverage progresses from measuring and explaining crime through policing, prisons, and the juvenile justice system. Boxed readings deal with criminal justice in action, criminal justice and technology, and popular culture, and offer first-person accounts of crimi

Criminal Justice in Action Book

Criminal Justice in Action


  • Author : Larry K. Gaines
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN 10 : 0534568084

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The first introduction to criminal justice book developed from the ground up according to professor and student needs. Using feedback from over 100 reviewers and over 400 survey respondents, Gaines/Kaune/Miller have written a book that provides everything the introductory level student needs to know using a framework of up-to-the-minute examples of policy and applications from today's news. Cutting-edge research combined with accessible discussions of theory create a foundation for the student without being overwhelming. With a special focus on careers, the student will not only be able to make informed decisions about issues within the criminal justice system but will also make informed career choices.

Action Research in Criminal Justice Book

Action Research in Criminal Justice


  • Author : Inge Vanfraechem
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317310082

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Action Research in Criminal Justice Excerpt :

To understand how people experience justice and security is a challenging task in times of unrest, marked by growing perceptions of insecurity, discrimination and uncertainty. The European project ALTERNATIVE aimed to understand justice and security experiences related to conflicts in intercultural settings, when citizens are given the means to actively contribute to these processes. This book relates how the project was set up as an action research through the concrete description of four action sites: social housing estates in Vienna, Austria; a small community in Hungary with a Roma population; three border towns in Serbia; and three communities in Northern Ireland. These four sites have been compared through an innovative methodology, which leads to a deeper understanding of the impact of participatory and restorative justice oriented processes, and - in a more general way - of what action research may entail in the criminological field. Bringing together researchers and case studies from around Europe, this book examines the scientific potential of action research as a methodology in criminal justice settings. This book is one of two volumes resulting from the work by a group of researchers in six European countries having cooperated intensively during four years in ALTERNATIVE, an action research project funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme.

Out of Control Criminal Justice Book

Out of Control Criminal Justice


  • Author : Daniel P. Mears
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107161696

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This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.

A Basic Introduction to Criminal Justice Book

A Basic Introduction to Criminal Justice


  • Author : Sue Titus Reid
  • Publisher : Aspen Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-13
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543816754

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Impeccably researched by author Sue Titus Reid, A Basic Introduction to Criminal Justice is the essential text for introducing the U.S. criminal justice system to future law enforcement professionals. The coverage balances basic concepts and theory against cutting-edge law that fuels class discussion. Examples taken from real events illustrate the criminal justice system in action. Each chapter has been skillfully formatted to enrich learning and facilitate study. Timely topics covered include: Introductory topics in Chapter One are illustrated with references to recent crimes and discussion of issues raised by courts in recent cases, such as those involving whether police should be permitted to seize and search the cell phones of those they arrest. Latest statistics throughout the text, including the most recently available FBI crime data. Recent developments in the area of immigration. Discussion of crimes on U.S. campuses and universities that are under investigation amid allegations that officials do not properly investigate sexual assault. Recent cases on search and seizure, including State v. Mitchell. Chapter 5 features a Spotlight presenting the mission statement of the Police Officers’ Lives Matter and well as that of Black Life Matters. Chapter 6 discusses recent U.S. Supreme Court appointments, including the controversies surrounding nominations. Chapter 7’s discussion of ineffective assistance of counsel includes new Supreme Court cases, including Garza v. Idaho. Current coverage of the issue of racial prejudice in sentencing. Discussion of the bipartisan bill on criminal justice reform that passed the Congress and was signed into law in late 2018. Chapter 9 includes thoughtful coverage of women in prison and an enhanced discussion of the children of inmates. In addition, this chapter has timely coverage on private prisons. Coverage of the death penalty, including moratorium on executions in California. Up-to-date chapter on Juvenile Justice, includi

Crime as Structured Action Book

Crime as Structured Action


  • Author : James W. Messerschmidt
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2013-08-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442225428

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James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices.

International Practices of Criminal Justice Book

International Practices of Criminal Justice


  • Author : Mikkel Jarle Christensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351384629

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International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives examines the practitioners, practices, and institutions that are transforming the relationship between criminal justice and international governance. The book links two dimensions of international criminal justice, by analyzing the fields of international criminal law and international police cooperation. Although often thought of separately, each of these fields presents criminal justice as a governance method for resolving international challenges and crises. By focusing on examples from international criminal tribunals, transitional justice, transnational crime, and transnational policing and prosecution, the contributors to this collection all examine how criminal justice is unmoored from the state, while also attending to the struggles and challenges that emerge when criminal justice is used as a form of international action. International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives breaks new ground in criminology, international legal studies and the sociology of law, and will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners across a wide array of fields in criminal justice, international law, and international governance.

Criminal Law   Criminal Justice Book

Criminal Law Criminal Justice


  • Author : Noel Cross
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2009-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446248195

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This accessible text enables criminology and criminal justice students to understand and critically evaluate criminal law in the context of criminal justice and wider social issues. The book explains criminal law comprehensively, covering both general principles and specific types of criminal offences. It examines criminal law in its social context, as well as considering how it is used by the criminal justice processes and agencies which enforce it in practice. Covering all the different theoretical approaches that the student of criminology and criminal justice will need to understand, the book provides learning tools such as: -chapter objectives - making the structure of the book easy to follow for students -questions for discussion and student exercises - helping students to think critically about the ideas and concepts in each chapter, and to undertake further independent and reflective study -′definition boxes′ explaining key concepts - helping students who are not familiar with specialist criminal law terminology to understand what the key basic concepts in criminal law really mean in practice -a companion Website which incorporates a range of resources for lecturers and students.

Criminal Justice Policy Book

Criminal Justice Policy


  • Author : Stacy L. Mallicoat
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483322711

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Criminal Justice Policy provides a thematic overview of criminal justice policy and its relationship to the American criminal justice system. Scholars, practitioners, and politicians continually debate the value of these policies in their evaluations of the current system. As the nature of this subject involves a host of issues (including politics, public sentiment, research, and practice), the authors expertly highlight these concerns on criminal justice policy and address the implications for the overall system and society at large. This text is organized into three parts: Foundations of criminal justice policy focuses on the role of politics, best practices, and street level bureaucracy in criminal justice policy. Criminal justice policy in action provides an analysis of fifteen different policy issues in criminal justice, such as immigration, drugs, mental health and capital punishment. Each section begins with a basic summary of the policy, accompanied by a brief synopsis of the framing issues. This brief, but informative summary, draws students’ attention to essential concepts and ideas, provides a roadmap for what they can expect to learn, and ensures continuity throughout the text. The text concludes with a discussion about the future directions of criminal justice policy.

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice Book

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice


  • Author : William J. Stuntz
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674062603

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Rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors decide whom to punish; most accused never face a jury; policing is inconsistent; plea bargaining is rampant; and draconian sentencing fills prisons with mostly minority defendants. A leading criminal law scholar looks to history for the roots of these problems—and solutions.

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads Book

Criminal Justice at the Crossroads


  • Author : William R. Kelly
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231539227

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Over the past forty years, the criminal justice system in the United States has engaged in a very expensive policy failure, attempting to punish its way to public safety, with dismal results. So-called "tough on crime" policies have not only failed to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, and victimization but also created an incredibly inefficient system that routinely fails the public, taxpayers, crime victims, criminal offenders, their families, and their communities. Strategies that focus on behavior change are much more productive and cost effective for reducing crime than punishment, and in this book, William R. Kelly discusses the policy, process, and funding innovations and priorities that the United States needs to effectively reduce crime, recidivism, victimization, and cost. He recommends proactive, evidence-based interventions to address criminogenic behavior; collaborative decision making from a variety of professions and disciplines; and a focus on innovative alternatives to incarceration, such as problem-solving courts and probation. Students, professionals, and policy makers alike will find in this comprehensive text a bracing discussion of how our criminal justice system became broken and the best strategies by which to fix it.

Practical Program Evaluation For Criminal Justice Book

Practical Program Evaluation For Criminal Justice


  • Author : Gennaro F. Vito
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455775460

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Practical Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice shows readers how to apply the principles of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and evidence-based practice to criminal justice reform plans. Unlike other policy-based texts, which tend to focus more on implementation than assessment, this book provides applicable, step-by-step instruction on determining an initiative's necessity prior to its adoption (reducing the risk of wasting resources), as well as how to accurately gauge its effectiveness during initial roll-out stages. The book gradually introduces basic data analysis procedures and statistical techniques, which, once mastered, can be used to prove or disprove a program's worth. Lastly, the book introduces the types of stakeholders who should review evaluation results for quick action, as well as how to best structure reports to ensure their buy-in. Individually examines every major evaluation type (as well as the benefits, concerns, and constraints of each), including needs, theory, process, outcome/impact, and cost efficiency Defines the precise data points each evaluation type requires, and the exact manner in which this data can be collected Demonstrates how different types of evaluations can be used together to provide clear information regarding a program's overall performance level Cites and makes use of real-world policy evaluations and vetted programs

Emotions  Crime and Justice Book

Emotions Crime and Justice


  • Author : Susanne Karstedt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847317834

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The return of emotions to debates about crime and criminal justice has been a striking development of recent decades across many jurisdictions. This has been registered in the return of shame to justice procedures, a heightened focus on victims and their emotional needs, fear of crime as a major preoccupation of citizens and politicians, and highly emotionalised public discourses on crime and justice. But how can we best make sense of these developments? Do we need to create "emotionally intelligent" justice systems, or are we messing recklessly with the rational foundations of liberal criminal justice? This volume brings together leading criminologists and sociologists from across the world in a much needed conversation about how to re-calibrate reason and emotion in crime and justice today. The contributions range from the micro-analysis of emotions in violent encounters to the paradoxes and tensions that arise from the emotionalisation of criminal justice in the public sphere. They explore the emotional labour of workers in police and penal institutions, the justice experiences of victims and offenders, and the role of vengeance, forgiveness and regret in the aftermath of violence and conflict resolution. The result is a set of original essays which offer a fresh and timely perspective on problems of crime and justice in contemporary liberal democracies.

Guilty Acts  Guilty Minds Book

Guilty Acts Guilty Minds


  • Author : Stephen P. Garvey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-25
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190924348

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When someone commits a crime, what are the limits on a state's authority to define them as worthy of blame, and thus liable to punishment? This book answers that question, building on two ideas familiar to criminal lawyers: actus reus and mens rea, usually translated as "guilty act" and "guilty mind." In Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds, Stephen P. Garvey proposes an understanding of actus reus and mens rea as limits on the authority of a state, and in particular the authority of a democratic state, to ascribe guilt to those accused of crime. Garvey argues that actus reus and mens rea are necessary conditions for legitimate state punishment. Drawing on the work of political philosophers, moral philosophers, and criminal law theorists, Garvey provides clear explanations of how these concepts apply to a wide variety of cases. The book charges readers to consider practical examples and ask: whatever you believe regarding the justice of the rules, did the state act within the scope of its legitimate authority when it enacted those rules into law? Based on extensive research, this book presents a new theory in which the concepts of actus reus and mens rea mark the limits of state power rather than simply describe the elements of a crime. Making the compelling distinction between legitimacy and justice, Guilty Acts, Guilty Minds provides an important perspective on the limits of state authority.

Environmental Harm Book

Environmental Harm


  • Author : White, Rob
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447320654

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This unique study of social harm offers a systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. The book evaluates three interconnected justice-related approaches to environmental harm: environmental justice (humans), ecological justice (the environment) and species justice (non-human animals). It provides a critical assessment of environmental harm by interrogating key concepts and exploring how activists and social movements engage in the pursuit of justice. It concludes by describing the tensions between the different approaches and the importance of developing an eco-justice framework that to some extent can reconcile these differences. Using empirical evidence built on theoretical foundations with examples and illustrations from many national contexts, ‘Environmental harm’ will be of interest to students and academics in criminology, sociology, law, geography, environmental studies, philosophy and social policy all over the world.