Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America : Theory, Practice, and Policy

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For introductory courses in Criminal Justice and Social Issues in Criminal Justice.This anthology of original primary source materials exposes students to the major components of the American justice system. It introduces new ideas and approaches that strive to improve the current justice system toward a more effective and efficient whole by expanding the envelope of possibilities, rather than perpetuating the status quo.
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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130832294
  • 9780130832290

Table of contents

I. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA. 1. An Overview of the Criminal Justice System, Report to the Nation on Crime and Justice. 2. The Rediscovery of Crime Victims, Andrew Karmen. 3. Choosing Crime: Close Your Eyes and Take Your Chances, Kenneth D. Tunnell. 4. Racism in the Criminal Justice System: Two Sides of a Controversy, William Wilbanks and Coramae Richey Mann. 5. Crime in the 1990s: A Federal Perspective, Magnus I. Seng and Thomas M. Frost. II. LAW ENFORCEMENT. 6. The Development of the American Police: An Historical Overview, Craig D. Uchida. 7. A Sketch of the Police Officer's "Working Personality," Jerome Skolnick. 8. The Dark Side of the Force, John Dorschner. 9. Police and Communities: The Quiet Revolution, George L. Kelling. 10. The Future of Diversity in America: The Law Enforcement Paradigm Shift, Charles M. Bozza. III. THE COURTS. 11. Two Models of the Criminal Process, Herbert L. Packer. 12. Fighting Crime in a Crumbling System, Steven Brill. 13. The Practice of Law as a Con Game, Abraham S. Blumberg. 14. Guilty Until Proved Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy, C. Ronald Huff, Arye Rattner and Edward Sagarin. 15. Priority Prosecution of High-Rate Dangerous Offenders, Marcia R. Chaiken and Jan M. Chaiken. IV. CORRECTIONS. 16. The Pains of Imprisonment, Gresham Sykes. 17. In Support of Prisons, Richard A. Wright 18. Abolishing Prisons, Harold E. Pepinsky. 19. It's About Time: Solving America's Prison Crowding Crisis, John Irwin and James Austin. 20. The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime through Incarceration, Joseph W. Rogers. V. JUVENILE JUSTICE. 21. Juvenile Justice Philosophy and the Demise of Parens Patriae, Ralph A. Weisheit and Diane M. Alexander. 22. The Forgotten Few: Juvenile Female Offenders, Ilene R. Bergsmann. 23. The Saints and the Roughnecks, William J. Chambliss. 24. Punishment, Accountability, and the New Juvenile Justice, Martha-Elin Blomquist and Martin L. Forst. VI. CURRENT ISSUES AND POLICY. 25. The Social Construction of Crime Myths, Victor Kappeler, Mark Blumberg and Gary Potter. 26. Why Governments Don't Do What They Could to Reduce Violent Crime: The Politics of Crime, Richard Neely. 27. A Policy Maker's Guide to Controlling Delinquency and Crime through Family Interventions, Karen E. Wright and Kevin N. Wright. 28. Confronting Crime: Looking toward the Twenty-First Century, Elliott Currie. Glossary of Key Terms
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