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The Public Policy Of Crime And Criminal Justice

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9780131137691

ISBN10:
0131137697
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Pub. Date:
7/11/2005
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

"The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice" represents a solid understanding of public policy, then describes each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. It then specifically applies the public policy concepts to crimial justice (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) and presents a "real-world" case study to convey how all of these facets of the public policy process come together to create new crime policy in the United States.Presents the public policy material in a simplified manner - No need to have a grounding in the public policy field./Contains numerous boxes highlighting the material - Enhances the readability, emphasizes points with real work examples.An excellent tool for those looking to get into the crime policy field. The benefit being an understanding of how the public policy process works and who the various stakeholders are in the process of crafting crime policy in the United States.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
About the Authors xiii
Part 1 The Criminal Justice Policy Process
1(94)
Criminal Justice and Public Policy
2(34)
Introduction
4(1)
The Politics of Crime in America
5(2)
Crime Perceptions
7(3)
Crime Reality
10(7)
Politicalization of Crime
17(2)
History of Crime Policy in America
19(5)
Definitions Regarding Crime Policy in America
24(5)
Why Criminal Justice Policy Studies?
29(1)
Conclusion
30(6)
Criminal Justice Ideology
36(30)
Introduction
38(1)
Major Models of the Criminal Justice System
38(5)
Major Goals of the Criminal Justice System
43(6)
Formation of Ideology
49(2)
Liberal Ideology
51(3)
Conservative Ideology
54(2)
Political Parties and Ideology
56(5)
Policy Implications
61(2)
Conclusion
63(3)
The Criminal Justice Policy Process
66(29)
Introduction
68(1)
Policy Participants
68(6)
Policy Models
74(6)
Public Policy Process
80(7)
Public Policy Types
87(2)
Substantive versus Symbolic Policies
89(1)
Crime and the Policy Dilemma
90(1)
Conclusion
91(4)
Part 2 The Criminal Justice Policy Actors
95(234)
The Executive Branches
96(52)
Introduction
98(1)
U.S. Presidents and Crime Control Policy
98(11)
The History of Presidents and Crime Policy
109(8)
The President's Agenda and Crime Policy
117(13)
State Government: Governors
130(2)
Local Government: Mayors
132(2)
Executive Role in the Policy Process
134(2)
Conclusion
136(12)
Legislative Branches
148(42)
Introduction
150(1)
Federalization of Crime
150(4)
Federal Legislature: Congress
154(16)
State Legislatures
170(11)
Local Governments
181(5)
Conclusion
186(4)
Judiciary
190(40)
Introduction
192(1)
Function of Courts
192(2)
Organization of the Courts
194(7)
The Process of Judicial Selection
201(5)
Federal Court System
206(13)
State Courts
219(5)
Local Courts
224(1)
Court Bureaucracies
225(1)
Conclusion
225(5)
Bureaucracies
230(32)
Introduction
232(2)
Reputation
234(2)
Types of Bureaucracies
236(3)
Theories of Bureaucratic Behavior
239(1)
Bureaucratic Power
240(2)
Politics and Bureaucracies
242(3)
Role in the Policy Process
245(9)
Examples of Federal Criminal Justice Bureaucracies
254(1)
State and Local Bureaucracies
255(1)
Examples of State and Local Criminal Justice Bureaucracies
256(2)
Conclusion
258(4)
Public Opinion and the Media
262(42)
Introduction
264(1)
Public Opinion
264(7)
Public Opinion of Crime
271(8)
Impact on Policy Process
279(7)
The Media
286(4)
Powers of the Media
290(2)
Impact on the Policy Process
292(5)
Conclusion
297(7)
Interest Groups
304(25)
Introduction
306(1)
Interest Groups and Public Policy
306(2)
Theories of Interest Group Behavior
308(1)
Characteristics of Interest Groups
309(3)
Role in Policy Process
312(8)
Examples of Federal Criminal Justice Interest Groups
320(4)
State and Local Interest Groups
324(1)
Conclusion
325(4)
Part 3 The Criminal Justice System
329(138)
The Police
330(38)
Introduction
332(1)
The Nature of Policing
332(3)
History of Policing
335(7)
Contemporary Police
342(10)
Intergovernmental Relationships
352(5)
Police and Policy Issues
357(8)
Conclusion
365(3)
Courts
368(32)
Introduction
370(1)
Politics and the Courts
370(4)
Role in Policy Process
374(4)
Courts in the Policy Process: Examples
378(16)
Conclusion
394(6)
Corrections
400(30)
Introduction
402(3)
History
405(2)
Prison Populations
407(3)
Congress and Corrections
410(1)
Correctional Bureaucracies
411(1)
Court Decisions and Corrections
411(3)
Corrections and the Policy Process
414(4)
Issues Facing Correctional Administrators
418(4)
State Corrections
422(2)
Local Corrections
424(1)
Conclusion
425(5)
Juvenile Justice
430(37)
Introduction
432(1)
Amount of Juvenile Crime
433(2)
Theories of Juvenile Delinquency
435(3)
Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System
438(3)
Juvenile Justice System Today
441(3)
Politics and Juvenile Justice
444(9)
Role in Policy Process
453(2)
Juvenile Justice Issues
455(7)
Conclusion
462(5)
Part 4 Criminal Justice Policy
467(52)
Criminal Justice Policy: A Case Study
468(51)
Introduction
470(1)
Community Policing and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
470(41)
Conclusion
511(8)
Index 519


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