Catholic Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice

Catholic Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice

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Drawing upon Catholic social teaching, traditional writings, and Sacred Scripture, this book presents a Catholic perspective of crime and criminal justice in America. Specifically, it presents a policy framework for the criminal justice system describing how and why police, courts, and corrections should adopt the tenets of restorative and community justice. In addition, it presents how certain crime-related issues would be addressed under a Catholic perspective, particularly focusing on the death penalty, abortion, euthanasia, and so-called victimless more

Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739117475
  • 9780739117477

Review quote

Oliver has successfully integrated an explanation of Catholic principles with a reflective appraisal of contemporary criminal justice. He provides a framework for envisioning a more just system and his treatise is a catalyst for critically assessing goals of the criminal justice system. -- Peter Benekos, Mercyhurst Collegeshow more

About Willard M. Oliver

Willard M. Oliver is an associate professor at the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State more

Table of contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I-Justice Chapter 5 Chapter 1-Justice Chapter 6 Chapter 2-Criminal Justice Chapter 7 Chapter 3-Restorative and Community Justice Part 8 Part II-Criminal Justice Chapter 9 Chapter 4-Community Policing Chapter 10 Chapter 5-Community Courts Chapter 11 Chapter 6-Community Corrections Part 12 Part III-Criminal Justice Issues Chapter 13 Chapter 7-The Death Penalty Chapter 14 Chapter 8-Abortion/Euthanasia Chapter 15 Chapter 9-Victimless Crimesshow more