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An authoritative review of foundational research in criminal justice.
Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice, 2e presents a thorough yet concise summary of the major and influential research studies in the field of criminal justice. Knowledge in criminal justice is developed with research, yet introductory textbooks fail to offer more than cursory synopses of the significant empirical studies that established the foundation of the discipline. This book provides a rich understanding of important research published in each of the three general areas of criminal justice: policing, courts, and corrections. More than a just collection of original published articles, the text is a summary of studies that have shaped the criminal justice system.
Table of Contents
PART I Police
Chapter 1 Police Behavior
Chapter 2 Police Discretion
Chapter 3 Police Operations
Chapter 4 The Police Role
Chapter 5 Police Use Of Deadly Force
Chapter 6 Female Police Officers
PART II Courts
Chapter 1 Preconviction Dispositions
Chapter 2 The Guilty Plea Process
Chapter 3 The Jury Trial
Chapter 4 Sentencing
Chapter 5 Wrongful Convictions
PART III Corrections
Chapter 1 Correctional Goals
Chapter 2 Community Corrections
Chapter 3 Inmate Subcultures
Chapter 4 Inmate Violence
Chapter 5 Correctional Officers