The Criminal Justice System

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534594725
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First published in 1972, this classic text helped define the academic discipline of criminal justice. The new Eighth Edition provides a unique balance of the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice theory, 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. The introductions to the sections in politics of justice, policing, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy, highlight how this compilation of works explores the links between politics, law, culture, the media, and the criminal justice system. 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.

Crime Control Politics And Policy

Author: Peter J. Benekos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317523474
Size: 26.54 MB
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This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control, and interweave themes central to the discussion: the impact of ideology, the role of the media, and the politicization of crime and criminal justice.

Criminal Justice In America

Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305966066
Size: 44.36 MB
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This concise introductory criminal justice text uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the field's foundations and individual components, as well as to many contemporary controversies in the justice system. Through the use of current issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to reform sentencing and reduce prison populations, and the impact of new technologies, this book highlights societal developments that pose new challenges for criminal justice professionals. Created as an alternative to more encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Ninth Edition, teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Corrections

Author: Todd Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495553239
Size: 36.23 MB
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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.

Criminal Justice

Author: Anthea Hucklesby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199694966
Size: 19.40 MB
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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.

The Policy Making Process In The Criminal Justice System

Author: Adrian Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415670144
Size: 50.51 MB
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How the state 'deals with' crime and criminality is a major issue for all students of criminology and criminal justice. This book offers a fresh perspective on the policy making process in the criminal justice system of England and Wales by presenting a detailed overview of both the theory behind it and how it plays out in practise with contemporary policy examples. The key features of this text include a detailed analysis of the basic political concepts surrounding the relationship between the citizen and the state as well as an overview of the state departments, organizations and individuals who are instrumental in creating and influencing policy. This book also analyses how criminal justice policy is interpreted and implemented on the street and comprises a range of discussion points and suggested further readings. By taking a unique criminal justice focussed approach to policy making, this text is perfect for the undergraduate taking modules in criminology, criminal justice, policing, the voluntary sector and social and public policy. It will also be of interest to those who are taking more vocational routes and practitioners.

The American System Of Criminal Justice

Author: George Cole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495006017
Size: 57.28 MB
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This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, encourages students to become better citizens and to determine what justice means in our society as well as what role individuals play in the criminal justice system. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States. Available for the first time with Criminal JusticeNowTM, a Web-based, intelligent study system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drugs Policy And Politics

Author: Hughes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335225837
Size: 12.14 MB
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Drugs: Policy and Politics provides an important set of tools with which to rethink the diversity of drug use and drug users. the book examines the dynamic context of drug policy through discussions of broader policy fields such as health and the criminal justice system and offer evidence-based insights into the social complexities of both drug use and drug users.

Criminal Justice Policy

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322718
Size: 64.97 MB
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Criminal Justice Policy provides a thematic overview of criminal justice policy and its relationship to the American criminal justice system. Scholars, practitioners, and politicians continually debate the value of these policies in their evaluations of the current system. As the nature of this subject involves a host of issues (including politics, public sentiment, research, and practice), the authors expertly highlight these concerns on criminal justice policy and address the implications for the overall system and society at large. This text is organized into three parts: Foundations of criminal justice policy focuses on the role of politics, best practices, and street level bureaucracy in criminal justice policy. Criminal justice policy in action provides an analysis of fifteen different policy issues in criminal justice, such as immigration, drugs, mental health and capital punishment. Each section begins with a basic summary of the policy, accompanied by a brief synopsis of the framing issues. This brief, but informative summary, draws students’ attention to essential concepts and ideas, provides a roadmap for what they can expect to learn, and ensures continuity throughout the text. The text concludes with a discussion about the future directions of criminal justice policy.