Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-06
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Featuring all 23 policy proposals and 30 response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology's 2009 annual meeting, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY is an outstanding new anthology of policy-focused essays. This thought-provoking text presents sections on justice policy, drug policy, terrorism policy, immigration policy, policing policy, juvenile justice policy, and corrections policy, and includes essays by some of the leading criminologists in the field. Edited by ASC President Todd Clear along with Natasha Frost and Joshua Freilich, this book's succinct format makes it an invaluable resource for those studying criminology and criminal justice, and one that readers will reference again and again.

Table of Contents

Advancing Justice Policy
Creating Research Evidence: Work to Enhance the Capacity of Justice Agencies for Generating Evidence
Criminologists Should Stop Whining About Their Impact on Policy and Practice
Advancing Criminology in Policy and Practice
Raising the Level of Public Debate: Another View of Criminology's Policy Relevance
Justice Policy
Processes of Redemption Should be Built into the Use of Criminal-History Records for Background Checking
"Virtue's door unsealed is never sealed again": Redeeming Redemption and the Seven-Year Itch
Shadd Maruna
The Price and the Promise of Citizenship: Extending the Vote to Nonincarcerated Felons
Felons Should Not Have an Automatic Right to Vote
Roger Clegg
Reduce Disparity in Economic Sanctions
If It's Disparity, Sure
Candace McCoy
Use Information Technologies to Empower Communities & Drive Innovation in the Criminal Justice System
Response to Siska
Susan Turner
Drug & Alcohol Policy
Leave the Minimum Drinking Age to the States
The Minimum Legal Drinking Age: "Leaving it to the States" vs. Uniformity at a Lower Age
Legal Regulation of Marijuana: The Better Way
Radical Drug Control
Hal Pepinsky
Terrorism Policy
International Cooperation, Not Unilateral Policies May Be the Best Counterterrorist Strategy
Applying Crime Theory to Terrorism Research
Theoretical and Methodological Innovations in Terrorism Research: A Response to LaFree, Yang, & Crenshaw
Cynthia Lum
Policymakers and Law Enforcement Must Consider the Unintended Consequences of Their Proposed Interventions/Responses to Extremist and Terrorist Groups
Recommendations about Recommendations: Regarding the Need for Sufficient Funding, Sophisticated Data Analysis, and Discipline Maturity
Kelly Damphousse
Allow Extremist Part icipation in the Policy-Making Process
Including Extremists in the Political Process: "Irreconcilables," Constraints on Violence, and the Social Scientific Analysis of Terrorism
Brian Nussbaum
Preventing Firearms Use by Terrorists in the U.S. Through Enhanced Law Enforcement and Intelligence Cooperation
Comment on Legault and Hendrickson
Immigration Policy
Reduce Using Immigration Status to Address Crime
Responding to Immigration and Immigration "Talk."
Toward a Smarter and More Just Fortress Europe: Combining Temporary Labor Migration and Effective Policies of Return
The Criminalization of Migrants in Europe: A Comment on Engbersen and Leerkes
Is There a More Just "Fortress Europe"?
A Review of Engbersen and Leerkes
Fostering Academic Opportunities to Counteract Social Exclusion
Delinquency, Opportunity and the Second Generation Immigrant Puzzle
Policing Policy
Rethinking Policing: The Policy Implications of Hot Spots of Crime
Taking Implementation Seriously: A Response to Mastrofski, Weisburd, and Braga
Hot Spots Do Not Exist, and Four Other Fundamental Concerns about Hot-Spots Policing
The U.S. Needs a National Police University
The Management of Police Education and Training
Response to Cordner
Juvenile Justice Policy
Provide Justice for Prostituted Teens: Stop Arresting and Prosecuting Girls
The CSEC Population in New York City: Supporting the Argument to Abolish Prosecuting Prostituted Teens
Ban Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court in Homicide Cases: Brain Development and the Need for a Blended Sentence Approach
Carrie Pettus-Davis & Eric Garland
In Defense of Waiver and Youthfulness as a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing
Corrections Policy
Public Health is Public Safety: Revamping the Correctional Mission
Revamping the Mission: Obstacles and Issues
Improving the Health of Current and Former Inmates: What Matters Most?
Making Prisons Safer: Policies and Strategies to Reduce Extremism and Radicalization among U.S. Prisoners
Bert Useem & Obie Clayton
A Response to Useem and Clayton's Making Prisons Safer
Searching for a Needle in the Haystack: A Look at Hypotheses and Explanations for the Low Prevalence of Radicalization in American Prisons
Substantially Reduce Mass Incarceration by Sentencing Focused on Community Well-Being
Opportunities for Reducing America's Prison Populations
Prisoner Reentry Planning and Programming Must Address Family Reunification, Relationship Conflict, and Domestic Violence
The Multi-Pronged Potential Effects of Implementing Domestic Violence Programs in Men's Prisons and Reentry Programming
The Importance of Family Reunification in the Prisoner Reentry Process
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