The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice

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The first of its kind, Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice provides readers with a strong foundation in public policy and applies it directly to the criminal justice field. Written by scholars in the field of criminal justice, with backgrounds in political science and public policy, the book presents a solid understanding of public policy and then describes each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. It specifically applies the public policy concepts to four components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. Finally, it closes by presenting a "real-world" case study that demonstrates how all of the facets of the public policy process come together to create new crime policy in the United States.show more

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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 182.9 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 997.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131137697
  • 9780131137691

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. About the Authors. SECTION I.THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY PROCESS. 1. Criminal Justice and Public Policy. 2. Criminal Justice Ideology. 3. The Criminal Justice Policy Process. SECTION II. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY ACTORS. 4. The Executive Branches. 5. The Legislative Branches. 6. The Judiciary Branches. 7. The Bureaucracy. 8. Public Opinion and the Media. 9. Interest Groups. SECTION III. THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 10. Police. 11. Courts. 12. Corrections. 13. Juvenile Justice. SECTION IV. CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY. 14. Criminal Justice Policy: A Case Study. Index.show more

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