Visions for Change

Visions for Change : Crime and Justice in the 21st Century

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For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Ethics and Crime, Policy and Victimology, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Law Enforcement, and Sociology.Exceptionally current and complete, this collection of readings examines-in detail-critical criminal justice policies and practices as evident in all criminal justice agencies throughout the United States. Linking the past, present, and future of criminal justice, the authors discuss important issues currently impacting the system, address the challenges that lie ahead in criminal justice in the 21st century, and outline their vision for how these issues will be handled in the next century.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130420301
  • 9780130420305

Table of contents

Foreword, Samuel S. Souryal. I. OVERVIEW. 1. Looking to the Future of Criminal Justice, Roslyn Muraskin and Albert R. Roberts. II. LINKING CRIME CHALLENGES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 2. The War on Drugs: Treatment, Research, and Substance Abuse Intervention in the Twenty-First Century, C. Aaron McNeece, Bruce Bullington, Elizabeth L. Mayfield Arnold, and David W. Springer. 3. The Situation of Crime Victims in the Early Decades of the Twenty-First Century, Andrew Karmen. 4. Gangs: Status, Characteristics, Community and Police Responses and Policy Implications, Kenneth J. Peak. 5. Looking for a New Approach to an Old Problem: The Future of Obscenity and Pornography, Jay S. Albanese. 6. Murder and Mayhem in the Media: Public Perceptions (and Misconceptions) of Crime and Criminality, Charles B. Fields and Robert A. Jerin. III. POLICING NOW AND IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 7. Police Response to Domestic Violence Complaints: Bridging the Present to the Future, Albert R. Roberts, Steven Ruland, and Vincent E. Henry. 8. The Influence of Community in Community Policing in the 21st Century, Michael J. Palmiotto. 9. Legal Issues of Policing, Robert J. Meadows. IV. THE COURTS AND FUTURE INTERPRETATION OF LAW. 10. The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Death Penalty in the 21st Century, Kenneth C. Haas. 11. The Future Impact of International Law on the U.S. Death Penalty, Christopher M. Cevasco. 12. The Bill of Rights in the Twenty-First Century, Alexander B. Smith, Harriet Pollack, and Matthew Muraskin. 13. A Comparative Analysis of Victim Impact Testimony in Capital Cases in New Jersey and Texas, Ronald L. Reisner and Peter J. Nelligan. 14. Reaffirming Juvenile Justice, Peter J. Benekos and Alida V. Merlo. 15. A Study of the Criminal Motivations of Sentenced Jail Inmates, Robert J. Meadows and Kimberly L. Anklin. V. TECHNOLOGY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 16. Technology and Criminal Justice, Joseph J. Grau. 17. The Technoeconomic Revolution: Reengineering Criminal Justice Organizations and Workplaces, Rosemary L. Gido. 18. Prosecuting Environmental Crime in the 21st Century, Donald J. Rebovich. 19. The Impact of Computer-Based Technologies on Criminal Justice: Transition to the Twenty-First Century, William G. Archambeault. VI. CORRECTIONAL ISSUES IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 20. An Introduction to Prison Privatization: Issues for the 21st Century, Michael Hallett. 21. Court-Ordered Reform of Jails: Past, Present, and Future, Wayne N. Welsh. 22. Sentencing Into the 21st Century: Sentence Enhancement and Life Without Parole, Etta Morgan and Robert T. Sigler. VII. GENDER AND RACE ISSUES: NOW AND INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. 23. Women and the Law: An Agenda for Change in the Twenty-First Century, Roslyn Muraskin and Martin L. O'Connor. 24. New Directions for Incarcerated Women with HIV in the Twenty-First Century: The Corrections Demonstration Project, Mark M. Lanier, Ronald J. Braithwaite, and Kimberly R. Jacob Arriola. 25. The Administration of Justice Based on Gender and Race, Etta F. Morgan. 26. The New Millennium: Women in Policing in the Twenty-First Century, Donna C. Hale and Mark M. Lanier. VIII. CONCLUSIONS. 27. The Future is Now: Summing Up, Roslyn Muraskin. 28. Epilogue: Criminal Justice in the New Millennium: The Crisis of System and Science, David Baker.
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About Albert Roberts

Roslyn Muraskin, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She received her doctorate in criminal justice from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1989. She holds a master's degree in political science from New York University and a bachelor of arts degree from Queens College. She is the Trustee for the northeast region of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Dr. Muraskin was the recipient of the Award for Excellence from the Minorities Section of the ACJS, honored for her work with AIDS education by the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, and was the recipient of the Fellow Award from the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Her publications include It's a Crime: Women and Justice (third edition, Spring 2002), Morality and the Law, and is working on a major text in the field of corrections, all published by Prentice Hall. She is also the editor of The Justice Professional, a referenced journal published quarterly by Taylor and Francis. She is the author of many major papers and articles, and is often quoted in the media as an expert in women's issues and issues of criminal justice. Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work at University College, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey. He is Chairperson of the Administration of Justice Department at Rutgers. He received his doctorate in social work form the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. His M.S. degree is in sociology and criminology from the graduate faculty of Long Island University, and his B.A. is from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Roberts is the lead editor on the 130chapter volume entitled Social Workers' Desk Reference (Oxford University Press, 2001) and the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, second edition (Oxford University Press, 2000). He is also the Editor of two different book series with Springer Publishing Company. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Brief Therapy (with Dr. Gilbert J. Greene).He has numerous publications to his credit, including numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
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