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This reader provides the lived experiences of those who work in or who are affected by the criminal justice system. By providing firsthand experiences these articles are able to convey to student readers what to expect when selecting a career in criminal justice. In addition, these articles are precisely the types of scholarly work that students enjoy reading. In addition, an introductory essay by the authors to the book as a whole, followed by lengthy introductions to each reading encourage students to see how each article sheds light on an important issue affecting the cj system, and how each article should also be judged on its methodfor getting at "reality." As a result, students learn more deeply and are more engaged by this text/reader for introduction to cj than from conventional (and more expensive) texts.
Mark R. Pogrebin is a professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has authored and co-authored six books, the most recent, Guns, Violence And Criminal Behavior. He has published number journal articles and has thirty articles published in anthologies. He is a field research whose past studies have all used qualitative methods.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Thinking and Reflecting on Criminal Justice Issues||p. 1|
|A Visigoth System: Shame, Honor, and Police Socialization||p. 10|
|Racialized Policing: Officers' Voices on Policing Latino and African American Neighborhoods||p. 23|
|The Highs and Lows of Emotional Labor: Detectives' Encounters with Criminals and Victims||p. 41|
|Vice Isn't Nice: A Look at the Effects of Working Undercover||p. 52|
|Reflections of African-American Women on their Careers in Urban Policing: Their Experiences of Racial and Sexual Discrimination||p. 65|
|Procedural Justice and Order Maintenance Policing: A Study of Inner-City Young Men's Perceptions of Police Legitimacy||p. 80|
|Urban Youth Encounters with Legitimately Oppressive Gang Enforcement||p. 97|
|The Role of Law Enforcement in Making Sense of the Unimaginable||p. 112|
|Victims' Voices: Domestic Assault Victims' Perceptions of Police Demeanor||p. 129|
|Between Normality and Deviance; The Breakdown of Batterers' Identity Following Police Intervention||p. 140|
|Calling Your Bluff: How Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Adapt Plea Bargaining Strategies to Increased Formalization||p. 160|
|The Social Construction of "Sophisticated" Adolescents: How Judges Integrate Juvenile and Criminal Justice Decision-Making Models||p. 179|
|Discrediting Victims' Allegations of Sexual Assault: Prosecutorial Accounts of Case Rejections||p. 199|
|But How Can You Sleep Nights?||p. 214|
|Maintaining the Myth of Individualized Justice: Probation Presentence Reports||p. 235|
|Preparing to Testify: Rape Survivors Negotiating the Criminal Justice Process||p. 252|
|The Agencies of Abuse: Intimate Abusers' Experiences of Presumptive Arrest and Prosecution||p. 272|
|Expecting an Ally and Getting a Prosecutor||p. 289|
|Female Recidivists Speak about Their Experience in Drug Court while Engaging in Appreciative Inquiry||p. 305|
|Jurors' Views of Civil Lawyers: Implications for Courtroom Communication||p. 321|
|Accounts of Prison Work: Corrections Officers' Portrayals of Their Work Worlds||p. 344|
|Sensemaking in Prison: Inmate Identity as a Working Understanding||p. 360|
|Gender and Occupational Culture Conflict: A Study of Women Jail Officers||p. 373|
|Criers, Liars, and Manipulators: Probation Officers' Views of Girls||p. 389|
|The Construction of Meaning during Training for Probation and Parole||p. 407|
|Ambivalent Actions: Prison Adaptation Strategies of First-Time, Short-Term Inmates||p. 426|
|Denial of Parole: An Inmate Perspective||p. 440|
|How Registered Sex Offenders View Registries||p. 454|
|Riding the Bus: Barriers to Prison Visitation and Family Management Strategies||p. 469|
|Keeping Families Together: The Importance of Maintaining Mother-Child Contact for Incarcerated Women||p. 482|
|Credit Lines||p. 497|
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