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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.
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
|Criminal justice and the community||p. 1|
|Criminal justice and social justice||p. 3|
|The importance of ˘place÷||p. 7|
|Place-based strategies and public safety goals||p. 20|
|Evaluation of community justice initiatives||p. 25|
|Community justice within traditional criminal justice functions||p. 28|
|Web resources||p. 31|
|Policing and community justice||p. 34|
|A brief history of community policing||p. 35|
|Police and the community: a dual-track rationale||p. 35|
|The community relations rationale for community policing||p. 36|
|The criminal justice rationale for community policing||p. 43|
|Community policing||p. 46|
|Community policing and community justice||p. 54|
|Web resources||p. 58|
|The courts and community justice||p. 61|
|Criminal cases, communities, and courts||p. 61|
|The two functions of criminal courts||p. 63|
|How courts work today||p. 66|
|The victim of crime||p. 67|
|The community court||p. 70|
|Community-oriented court functions||p. 73|
|Courts for specialized communities||p. 81|
|Web resources||p. 91|
|Corrections and community justice||p. 94|
|Themes in traditional correctional services||p. 95|
|Themes in correctional community justice||p. 97|
|Integrating traditional correctional thought into the community justice framework||p. 103|
|How community justice changes the traditional correctional functions||p. 104|
|Community justice centers in the neighborhood context: a vision for the future||p. 120|
|Web resources||p. 127|
|The future of community justice||p. 129|
|The essentials of community justice||p. 129|
|Four prototypes of community justice programs: the models of community justice||p. 132|
|Which community justice model is best?||p. 139|
|The future of community justice||p. 145|
|Appendix: Community justice as a strategy: how CASES makes it work||p. 148|
|How does community justice look in the long term?||p. 152|
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