The Criminal Justice System

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
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First published in 1972, this classic text helped define how research affects policy in the criminal justice system. The new Ninth Edition provides a unique balance of the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy, with the most current research from the field and debates from the halls of Congress. This 28-article reader allows students to see research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. Flexible in its design, this work promotes a more critical understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system, but it also invites attention to critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, occupational role conception, the sources of power and authority inside institutions, and how the public may impact our choices of laws and the way laws are written.

The Criminal Justice System

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Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534527082
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Intended for use in Advanced Criminal Justice Systems, Issues in Criminal Justice, and Policies in Criminal Justice. This text provides an in-depth look at policy issues related to policing, courts, and corrections. It gives students the opportunity to look at difficult issues related to important topics, through an interesting selection of readings. Flexible in its design, the book includes 28 classic and contemporary articles that promote understanding of important issues in the field and encourage readers to think critically about the links between police, politics, law and the administration of justice. Students will explore everything from the crime policies that do or do not work to the latest hot topics.

The American System Of Criminal Justice

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534525330
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This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter.

Criminal Justice

Author: Anthea Hucklesby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694966
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Criminal Justice provides a thorough, thought-provoking and critical introduction to the challenges faced by the UK's criminal justice system. A team of high-profile contributors each present a concise overview of their particular field of expertise, detailing key procedures and challenging students to engage with current and topical debates.

Criminal Justice

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Duxbury Resource Center
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Based on the theme that criminal justice involves a relationship between law and politics operating in an administrative system, essays are presented on politics and the administration of justice, police, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy and reform. Articles on politics and the administration of justice treat values supporting the 'due process' and 'crime control' models of the criminal justice process; the links between criminals, the police, and political leaders in one city and what it is like to be arrested and charged with a crime in America based on one person's experience. Essays on the police examine the use of police discretion, a sketch of the policeman's 'working personality,' and politics and the police. The chapters focusing on prosecution consider prosecutorial discretion and the nature and effects of plea bargaining, and essays dealing with defense attorneys discuss how the common interests of the defense and prosecution regarding trial avoidance ignore defendants' rights, the inadequacies of the public defender system, and social control in the adversary system. In the section on courts, essays deal with a description of one morning in the Boston Municipal Court, sentences and other sanctions, the effect of one judge's values on his sentencing, and urban politics and policy and their effect on criminal courts. Corrections articles examine the nature and defects of imprisonment, the quasi-judicial role of the probation officer, and the dilemma of parole decisionmaking. Essays on policy and reform discuss perceptions of crime, judicial reform, and correctional policy. Notes are provided for each essay, with suggested readings provided for some. Where research is involved, tabular data are provided.

Criminal Justice In America

Author: George Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495095303
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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.

Punishment And Politics

Author: Michael Tonry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135998183
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Labour has embarked upon a root and branch remaking of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, with a mass of new legislation implemented or planned. It has ensured a continuously high profile for criminal justice issues, and they have been at the centre of wider political discourse. Yet the basis and evidence on which these reforms are being introduced is both uncertain and highly controversial. Despite spending tens of millions of pounds of research into the criminal justice system in the name of evidence-based policy, evidence has counted only in relation to lowlevel technocratic issues. On the big issues the clear weight of evidence points in opposite directions to those which the government has taken. The primary drivers of recent policies have rather been the emulation of recent USA policies (at a time when these are now being abandoned in the USA because they have been shown to be ineffective); and a media-driven agenda with a focus on conspicuous crime prevention which have had the effect of heightening rather than assuaging public fears and concerns. This provocative yet authoritative book seeks to expose and to unravel what has really driven the making of criminal justice policy in the UK. It will be essential reading for anybody interested in knowing what is going on in criminal justice, and why it is so central to political debate more generally.

American Corrections

Author: Todd Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495553239
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Todd R. Clear, a leading expert in the study of U.S. corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as a founding father of modern criminal justice study, and coauthor Michael D. Reisig combine their talents in the new eighth edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. This premier author team brings you Clear's expertise in corrections, complements it with Cole's organizational view of the system, and offers Reisig's fresh critical perspective. The result is a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. Taking a sociological and historic approach to corrections, the text treats institutional and community sanctions evenhandedly, looking at the system from the perspectives of the corrections worker as well as the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a system of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines and integrated coverage of career options in the field demonstrate the real-world relevance of the theories, concepts, and policies presented in the text for students. Finally, many instructors consistently choose Clear/Cole/Reisig because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 23 chapters and 608 pages it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.