This collection of readings is a one-of-a-kind-examining current policies, practices and issues impacting the field of criminal justice today. Leaving no stone unturned, contributing authors (all leaders in the field) explore a wide range of topics such as gangs, gender and race, war on drugs, terrorism, crime victims, correctional issues and computer-based technologies. Linking the past, present, and future of criminal justice, the authors discuss the issues currently impacting the system, the challenges that lie ahead, and their visions for how these issues will be handled in the next century.
Roslyn Muraskin, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She received her doctorate in criminal justice from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She holds a master's degree in political science from New York University and a bachelor of arts degree from Queens College. She serves as Trustee for the northeast region for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Dr. Muraskin received the Award for Excellence from the Minorities Section of ACJS, has been honored for her work with AIDS education by the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, and received Woman of the Year, and the Fellow Award from the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences.
She is a past president of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, past vice-president of the Criminal Justice Educators of New York State. Professional organizations include the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Society of Criminology, where she is an active member of the Women's Division, American Society of Public Administration, American Academy of Political and Social Science and has served on the Fund for Modern Courts advisory board.
Dr. Muraskin is the editor of the refereed journal, A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society, published quarterly by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, as well as the Editor of the Women's Series for Prentice Hall. To date the topics of these latter publications include "The Female Homicide Offender", "The Incarcerated Woman", and "Justice for All: Minorities and Women in Criminal Justice:" She is the author/editor of the work, Key Correctional Issues for Prentice Hall (2004); author/editor of It's a Crime: Women and Justice (3d ed., Prentice Hall, 2000); and Women and Justice: Development of International Policy for Gordon and Breach: Dr. Muraskin has a forthcoming article in the Encyclopedia of Criminology on "Abortion and the Rights to Privacy:" Her article "Ethics for Correctional Officers: Corrections/Punishment-Ethical Behavior of Correctional Officers" was published in Forum published by the Illinois Law Enforcement Forum, V 2 No 3, July 2002. Other works for the Women's Series of Prentice Hall include, The Incarcerated Woman: Rehabilitative Programming an Women's Prisons and With Justice for All: Minorities and Women in Criminal Justice; Morality and the Law (2001) for Prentice Hall, and she served as editor of The Justice Professional. Other publications include Women and Justice: International Policy Implications: A Comparative Study for Gordon and Breach as well as "Disparate Treatment in Jails: Development of a Measurement Instrument" for The Magazine of the American Jails Association. She is the author of many major papers, including "Accrediting Criminal Justice Programs," "The Role of Criminal Justice Education in the Twenty-First Century," "Women and the Death Penalty," "Correctional Philosophy/Changes in the Twenty-First Century" and other articles, and is often quoted in the media as an expert in women's issues and issues of criminal justice.
At Long Island University, Dr. Muraskin served as Associate Dean of the College of Management as well as Director of the School of Public Service. As Associate Dean she was involved in promotion and tenure decisions, budget planning, oversaw program and curriculum development, etc. She was elected to Faculty Council and to the Committee for Promotion and Tenure, and still serves on the Honors Committee. Her current responsibilities include that of Executive Director of the Alumni Chapter for the College of Management as well as Director of the Long Island Women's Institute. She serves as the institutional representative for the American Association of University Women, as well as the institutional representative for the Justice Semester at American University. She served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. Her grant activities include funding for the Center for Drug Education, New York State Legislative Grant and a grant from the New York State Department of Corrections.
Future projects include comparative studies of women and criminal justice; the Media and Criminal Justice: Truth or Fiction; and special editions of A Critical Journal of Crime Law and Society on topics such as victimology and race.
Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., B.C.E.T.S., D.A.C.F.E., is Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work (former Chairperson), and Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development, Administration of Justice and Interdisciplinary Criminal Justice Programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Livingston College Campus at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in Piscataway. He has been a tenured professor at Rutgers University since 1989. Dr. Roberts received an M.A. degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of Long Island University in 1967, and a D.S.W. in 1978 (which became a Ph.D. in 1981) from the School of Social Work and Community Planning at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Roberts is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention journal (Oxford University Press). Dr. Roberts recently edited a special issue of the Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention journal on stress, crisis, and trauma intervention strategies in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorism attacks.
Dr. Roberts is the founding and current Editor of the 41-volume Springer Series on Social Work (1980 to present), and the 8 volume Springer Family Violence Series. He is the author, co-author, or editor of approximately 160 scholarly publications, including numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and 25 books. His recent books and articles include: Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies (2002), Oxford University Press; Social Workers' Desk Reference (includes 146 chapters and is co-edited by Gilbert J. Greene, Oxford University Press, 2002), Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment and Research, 2nd edition (2000, Oxford University Press), Juvenile Justice Sourcebook (In Press, Oxford University Press, N.Y.), and Battered Women and Their Families: Intervention Strategies and Treatment Approaches, 2nd edition (1998, Springer Publishing Co.).
Dr. Roberts current projects include: Directing the 18-credit Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Policies and Practices at Livingston College of Rutgers University; training crisis intervention workers and clinical supervisors in crisis assessment and crisis intervention strategies; training police officers and administrators in domestic violence policies and crisis intervention. He is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), has been a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 1974, and has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1992. Professor Roberts is the faculty sponsor to Rutgers' Sigma Alpha Kappa chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (1991-present).