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Community Justice

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/13/2011.
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This formative text discusses concepts of community within the context of justice policy and programs, and addresses the important relationship between the criminal justice system and the community in the USA. The book provides detailed analysis of how community justice fits within each area of the criminal justice system, and exemplifies this through the use of relevant case studies.

Author Biography

Todd R. Clear is Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, Newark NJ, USA. He is a past president of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. John R. Hamilton, Jr. is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Park University. He retired at the rank of Major from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department after 261/2 years of service. He has extensive experience in community policing and problem solving, and is also member of the Board of Directors for Synergy Services, Inc. Eric Cadora is founder and director of the Justice Mapping Center. Prior to establishing the Center, he has served as Program Officer for The After Prison Initiative at the Open Society Institute; as director for Research and Policy, Court Communications, and Day Centre divisions of the Centre for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES); and has also conducted graduate work at New York University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Criminal justice and the communityp. 1
Criminal justice and social justicep. 3
The importance of ˘place÷p. 7
Place-based strategies and public safety goalsp. 20
Evaluation of community justice initiativesp. 25
Community justice within traditional criminal justice functionsp. 28
Conclusionp. 30
Web resourcesp. 31
Referencesp. 31
Policing and community justicep. 34
A brief history of community policingp. 35
Police and the community: a dual-track rationalep. 35
The community relations rationale for community policingp. 36
The criminal justice rationale for community policingp. 43
Community policingp. 46
Community policing and community justicep. 54
Web resourcesp. 58
Referencesp. 58
The courts and community justicep. 61
Criminal cases, communities, and courtsp. 61
The two functions of criminal courtsp. 63
How courts work todayp. 66
The victim of crimep. 67
The community courtp. 70
Community-oriented court functionsp. 73
Courts for specialized communitiesp. 81
Web resourcesp. 91
Referencesp. 91
Corrections and community justicep. 94
Themes in traditional correctional servicesp. 95
Themes in correctional community justicep. 97
Integrating traditional correctional thought into the community justice frameworkp. 103
How community justice changes the traditional correctional functionsp. 104
Community justice centers in the neighborhood context: a vision for the futurep. 120
Web resourcesp. 127
Referencesp. 127
The future of community justicep. 129
The essentials of community justicep. 129
Four prototypes of community justice programs: the models of community justicep. 132
Which community justice model is best?p. 139
The future of community justicep. 145
Referencesp. 146
Appendix: Community justice as a strategy: how CASES makes it workp. 148
How does community justice look in the long term?p. 152
Indexp. 153
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