Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Roscoe Pound
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781351288828
Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Roscoe Pound believed that unless the criminal justice system maintains stability while adapting to change, it will either fossilize or be subject to the whims of public opinion. In Criminal Justice in America, Pound recognizes the dangers law faces when it does not keep pace with societal change. When the home, neighborhood, and religion are no longer capable of social control, increased conflicts arise, laws proliferate, and new menaces wrought by technology, drugs, and juvenile delinquency flourish. Where Pound saw the influence of the motion pictures as part of the "multiplication of the agencies of menace," today we might cite television and the Internet. His point still holds true: The "old machinery" cannot meet the evolving needs of society. In Criminal Justice in America,Pound points out that one aspect of the criminal justice problem is a rigid mechanical approach that resists change. The other dimension of the problem is that change, when it comes, will result from the pressure of public opinion. Justice suffers when the public is moved by the oldest of public feelings, vengeance. This can result in citizens taking the law into their own hands--from tax evasion to mob lynchings--as well as in altering the judicial system--from sensationalizing trials to producing wrongful convictions. Ron Christenson, in his new introduction, discusses the evolution of Roscoe Pound's career and thought. Pound's theories on jurisprudence were remarkably prescient. They continue to gain resonance as crimes become more and more sensationalized by the media.Criminal Justice in America is a fascinating study that should be read by legal scholars and professionals, sociologists, political theorists, and philosophers.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781305966062
Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This concise introductory criminal justice text uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the field's foundations and individual components, as well as to many contemporary controversies in the justice system. Through the use of current issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to reform sentencing and reduce prison populations, and the impact of new technologies, this book highlights societal developments that pose new challenges for criminal justice professionals. Created as an alternative to more encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Ninth Edition, teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice in America The Encyclopedia of Crime Law Enforcement Courts and Corrections 2 volumes

Criminal Justice in America  The Encyclopedia of Crime  Law Enforcement  Courts  and Corrections  2 volumes
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Author: Carla Lewandowski,Jeff Bumgarner
Pages: 782
ISBN: 9781440862632
Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This authoritative set provides a comprehensive overview of issues and trends in crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections that encompass the field of criminal justice studies in the United States. This work offers a thorough introduction to the field of criminal justice, including types of crime; policing; courts and sentencing; landmark legal decisions; and local, state, and federal corrections systems—and the key topics and issues within each of these important areas. It provides a complete overview and understanding of the many terms, jobs, procedures, and issues surrounding this growing field of study. Another major focus of the work is to examine ethical questions related to policing and courts, trial procedures, law enforcement and corrections agencies and responsibilities, and the complexion of criminal justice in the United States in the 21st century. Finally, this title emphasizes coverage of such politically charged topics as drug trafficking and substance abuse, immigration, environmental protection, government surveillance and civil rights, deadly force, mass incarceration, police militarization, organized crime, gangs, wrongful convictions, racial disparities in sentencing, and privatization of the U.S. prison system. Approximately 300 authoritative entries on important topics pertaining to the discipline of criminal justice Illuminating timeline of events in the history of criminal justice in the United States Extensive general bibliography providing students with useful resources for further study

Crime and Criminal Justice in America

Crime and Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Joycelyn Pollock
Pages: 546
ISBN: 9781351979863
Release: 2017-02-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Crime and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, addresses the major controversial issues in U.S. policing, courts, and the correctional system. This book features unique graphics and contemporary data and research, developed by Joycelyn Pollock, criminologist, and University Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas State University. The text’s question-and-answer model promotes a critical thinking process for students new to criminal justice, encouraging student engagement and the application of learned skills through end-of-chapter exercises. Timely, comprehensive, and visually stimulating, Crime and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, is the go-to text for introductory criminal justice students and educators.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Randall G. Shelden,William B. Brown
Pages: 413
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063711613
Release: 2003
Editor: Allyn & Bacon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Finally, an alternative critical approach to introductory criminal justice! Criminal Justice in America: A Critical View paves the way for discussions on controversial issues of racial and economic inequities found in our criminal justice system. This text helps students understand the perspective of the typical subjects of the criminal justice system: the poor, the minorities, women, and the young all of whom comprise the majority of both victims and victimizers. In the words of one reviewer, "Nowhere have I read an intro ductory text that simply tells it like it is. A text of this kind is long overdue." Another reviewer describes Criminal Justice in America: A Critical View as "a well-written introductory criminal justice text that clearly delineates itself from the other leading texts. Most important, the critical perspective taken by the authors is an excellent depiction of crime and justice in America."

Courts and Criminal Justice in America

Courts and Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Larry J Siegel,Frank J. Schmalleger,John Worrall
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780134526744
Release: 2017-01-09
Editor: Pearson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For all courses in courts and criminal justice A balanced, modern, comprehensive approach to the court system in America today Courts and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, is the collaboration of the most popular criminal justice authors of the century. Featuring a balanced and modern presentation, this book not only looks at the basic structure of the court system and court process, but also covers cutting-edge topics and all sides of the most controversial issues facing courts today. This student-friendly text does not presuppose any knowledge about the courts or how they operate. Highlighted controversial cases illustrate the tremendous power that the court system has to regulate citizens' lives, to shape what is acceptable and what is forbidden, and to ensure that criminal justice policy balances both rights and liberties. Extensively revised throughout, the Third Edition features new and updated statistics, chapter-opening stories, and Courts in the News and What Will You Do? features that challenge readers to think critically and draw their own conclusions. This respected author team delivers the most comprehensive introduction to America's courts, their personnel, and the context in which they operate on the market today. Courts and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Criminal Justice in Native America

Criminal Justice in Native America
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Author: Marianne O. Nielsen,Robert A. Silverman
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0816526532
Release: 2009
Editor: University of Arizona Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system. However, until recently there was little investigation into the reasons. Furthermore, there has been little acknowledgment of the positive contributions of Native Americans to the criminal justice system- in rehabilitating offenders, aiding victims, and supporting service providers. This book offers a valuable and contemporary overview of how the American criminal justice system impacts Native Americans on both sides of the law. Contributors- many of whom are Native Americans- rank among the top scholars in their fields. Some of the chapters treat broad subjects, including crime, police, courts, victimization, corrections, and jurisdiction. Others delve into more specific topics, including hate crimes against Native Americans, state-corporate crimes against Native Americans, tribal peacemaking, and cultural stresses of police officers. Separate chapters are devoted to women and juveniles.

Crime Justice in America

Crime   Justice in America
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Author: Wilson R. Palacios,Paul F. Cromwell,Roger G. Dunham
Pages: 453
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063189919
Release: 2002
Editor: Pearson College Division

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This interesting and readable book covers a broad range of perspectives on various topics and issues critical to the American criminal justice system. It contains readings from many sources, as well as historical and philosophical approaches to understanding the complexities confronting the field of criminal justice today. The selected readings are organized under four major topical areas: Crime and Justice in America; The Police in America; Adjudication and Sentencing; and Jails, Prisons, and Community-based Corrections. For individuals working within—or simply interested in— the American criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Hugh D. Barlow
Pages: 746
ISBN: 0130832715
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Criminal Justice in America employs a direct, effective approach to explore the lives of those working in today's system and both the past and future of criminal justice. Coverage includes interesting, relevant illustrations from historical, comparative, and first-person vantage points, considering controversial and compelling issues like Affirmative Action; police use of force; mandatory sentencing; capital punishment; supermaximum prisons; gender in relation to criminal justice practice; ideology and public policy; juvenile waivers; privatization; use of discretion; and the law enforcement response to gangs, drugs, and domestic violence. For those who are either active or interested in the criminal justice, security, or legal systems.

The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America

The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America
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Author: John T. Parry,L. Song Richardson
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781107434066
Release: 2013-08-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America brings together leading scholars from law, psychology and criminology to address timely and important topics in US criminal justice. The book tackles cutting-edge issues related to terrorism, immigration and transnational crime, and to the increasingly important connections between criminal law and the fields of social science and neuroscience. It also provides critical new perspectives on intractable problems such as the right to counsel, race and policing, and the proper balance between security and privacy. By putting legal theory and doctrine into a concrete and accessible context, the book will advance public policy and scholarly debates alike. This collection of essays is appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the current state of criminal justice and its future challenges.

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Willard M. Oliver,James F. Hilgenberg
Pages: 343
ISBN: 1594607842
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This updated second edition provides an overview of the origin and development of the American criminal justice system, from the founding of Jamestown, the first English settlement, and tracing history to the events of September 11, 2001. Each chapter begins with an overview of the social, political, and economic forces that shaped society during a given era in American history. What follows, then, is an overview of the ordinary and extraordinary crimes of each era, and how the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) responded to these crimes, thereby conveying how the system developed over time.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1465297405
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice
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Author: William J. Stuntz
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9780674051751
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America
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Author: Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9781851094691
Release: 2004
Editor: ABC-CLIO

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A much-needed reference work on one of the hottest subjects today—profiling and its use and misuse by legal and police authorities. * Includes a chronology of key events in American criminal justice including discussions of key court cases, developments in criminal procedure, the development of sentencing guidelines, civil rights milestones, and examples of court-sanctioned profiling such as the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II * Includes brief biographies of key people such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Douglas, Jesse Jackson, and Janet Reno

A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System

A History of Crime and the American Criminal Justice System
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Author: Mitchel P. Roth
Pages: 646
ISBN: 9781351373777
Release: 2018-09-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book offers a history of crime and the criminal justice system in America, written particularly for students of criminal justice and those interested in the history of crime and punishment. It follows the evolution of the criminal justice system chronologically and, when necessary, offers parallels between related criminal justice issues in different historical eras. From its antecedents in England to revolutionary times, to the American Civil War, right through the twentieth century to the age of terrorism, this book combines a wealth of resources with keen historical judgement to offer a fascinating account of the development of criminal justice in America. A new chapter brings the story up to date, looking at criminal justice through the Obama era and the early days of the Trump administration. Each chapter is broken down into four crucial components related to the American criminal justice system from the historical perspective: lawmakers and the judiciary; law enforcement; corrections; and crime and punishment. A range of pedagogical features, including timelines of key events, learning objectives, critical thinking questions and sources, as well as a full glossary of key terms and a Who’s Who in Criminal Justice History, ensures that readers are well-equipped to navigate the immense body of knowledge related to criminal justice history. Essential reading for Criminal Justice majors and historians alike, this book will be a fascinating text for anyone interested in the development of the American criminal justice system from ancient times to the present day.

Crime and Justice in America

Crime and Justice in America
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Author: Lotan Harold DeWolf
Pages: 271
ISBN: UOM:39015008405691
Release: 1975
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discourse on disparities in sentencing, representation, and arrests in America according to race.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: W. David Griggs (Lawyer),Michael Bruce Freeman
Pages: 310
ISBN: 1465239995
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Unknown

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Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America
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Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780495095309
Release: 2007-01-04
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With Cole and Smith's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Fifth Edition, you'll experience the field in real and exciting ways, AND excel in this course with the book's many effective study tools. You'll learn about the field's many new career opportunities. You'll read the true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You'll learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in understanding the workings of the criminal justice system. And you'll be exposed to the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society
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Author: Randall G. Shelden,William B. Brown,Karen S. Miller,Randal B. Fritzler
Pages: 476
ISBN: 9781478630142
Release: 2015-06-22
Editor: Waveland Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Today’s headlines vividly illustrate the importance of understanding aspects of the criminal justice system too often ignored. While the second edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society includes the most recent statistics on the police, courts, and corrections, its provocative, current examples also spur critical thinking about justice in the United States. The authors offer an alternative interpretation of criminal justice rarely presented in traditional textbooks or by the media. They encourage readers to examine their beliefs about crime, punishment, and the law. Discussions in the chapters about how African Americans, Hispanics, whites, women, juveniles, the rich, and the poor experience crime and the criminal justice system contribute context for understanding different viewpoints. The poor and minorities are the most likely to be caught in the net of criminal justice—but inequities have consequences for everyone. Reflection on various perspectives provides helpful input for assessing attitudes and for becoming actively involved with issues that have significant consequences. Eighteen thoroughly revised chapters present historical backgrounds, theories, and emerging issues. New to the second edition is a chapter on veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Affordable, succinct, and engaging, this textbook presents the key concepts of the criminal justice system at less than half the cost of many competing textbooks.

Race Ethnicity Crime and Criminal Justice in the Americas

Race  Ethnicity  Crime and Criminal Justice in the Americas
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Author: A. Kalunta-Crumpton
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9780230355866
Release: 2012-01-25
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book examines race, ethnicity, crime and criminal justice in the Americas and moves beyond the traditional focus on North America to incorporate societies in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.