9780275973230

Criminal Justice Policy Making: Federal Approaches and Issues

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  • ISBN13:

    9780275973230

  • ISBN10:

    0275973239

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

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Summary

The how and why of criminal justice policy making is frequently overlooked in criminal justice texts. Stolz fills that gap with this reader, which introduces students to the study of criminal justice policy making at the federal level by drawing on the discipline of political science. Each chapter includes BL academic and government publications that acquaint the reader with federal criminal justice policy-making structures and processes BL criminal justice policy-making issues related to each branch of government BL several political science frameworks, used to explain how governmental structures and processes affect criminal justice policy Stolz begins with an introduction to the background of federal criminal justice policy making. She then moves to the three branches of the federal government involved in the process. In addition, a chapter on non-decision making, where policy makers do not consider certain alternative policies, is included. Each chapter begins with a careful introduction by the editor and concludes with recommendations for further reading, including important electronic resources for further consideration. The selections in this work include academic and government publications and speeches that help to shed light on this important area of criminal justice studies. This unique volume provides the tools for analyzing how criminal justice policy is made.

Author Biography

BARBARA ANN STOLZ is a political scientist and criminologist who has worked in both academia and government.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction
1(14)
The Context of Federal Criminal Justice Policy Making: Responsibility and Ideology
15(18)
Crime Control: The Federal Response
21(6)
Suzanne Cavanagh
Ideology and Criminal Justice Policy: Some Current Issues
27(6)
Walter B. Miller
Presidents and Criminal Justice Policy Making
33(38)
Special Message to the Congress on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice
39(3)
Special Message to the Congress on Crime in America
42(6)
Symbolic Policies in Clinton's Crime Control Agenda
48(23)
Nancy E. Marion
Congress and the Legislating of Criminal Justice Policy Making
71(34)
Structure of Congressional Criminal Justice Policy Making
77(1)
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986: A Legislative History
78(4)
Congress and Criminal Justice Policy Making: The Impact of Interest Groups and Symbolic Politics
82(13)
Barbara Ann Stolz
Imposition of Capital Punishment: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (93rd Congress, First Session)
95(10)
The Bureaucracy: Affecting Criminal Justice Policy through Information
105(38)
The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society Looking Back . . . Looking Forward
112(10)
Office of Justice Programs
122(6)
The U.S. General Accounting Office
128(1)
Drug Courts: Overview of Growth, Characteristics, and Results Executive Summary
129(14)
The Bureaucracy: Implementation and Street-Level Criminal Justice Policy Making
143(34)
Varieties of Police Behavior
148(7)
James Q. Wilson
Street-level Bureaucracy and the Analysis of Urban Reform
155(13)
Michael Lipsky
Police Culture and Corruption
168(5)
Executive Summary: Report of the Commission on Police Integrity, Presented to the City of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, Mayor, November 1997
173(4)
The Supreme Court as Criminal Justice Policymaker
177(32)
In Re Gault
182(3)
Criminalizing Juvenile Justice: Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court
185(24)
Barry C. Feld
Non-Decision Making and Criminal Justice Policy
209(16)
Two Faces of Power
213(8)
Peter Bachrach
Morton S. Baratz
Public Law 100--690--Nov. 18, 1988 ``The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988''
221(4)
Conclusion
225(6)
Selected Bibliography 231(2)
Index 233

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