The Criminal Justice System Politics and Policies

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-26
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Longtime market-leader THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e combines the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest developments from the field--and most recent debates from Congress. Equipping learners with primary sources and the most current, cutting-edge research available, this thorough reader presents research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. It promotes a more thorough understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system while highlighting critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, the sources of power inside institutions, and how the public may impact the way laws are written. Covering a broad range of topics, the Tenth Edition offers expanded coverage of DNA/wrongful convictions, prison overcrowding, white-collar crime, cyber crime, ethics, technology, evidence-based practice, and much more.

Table of Contents

Politics and the Administration of Justice
Two Models of the Criminal Process
Racial Politics, Racial Disparities, and the War on Crime
Rehabilitation and Retribution: Divergent Goals, Similar Paths. TBA
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
The Preventative Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence
Militarizing the Police
Suspicion and Discretion: Decision Making During Citizen Stops
Policing Immigration: Federal Laws and Local Police
Legitimacy, Trust and Confidence: Promoting Support and Cooperation
Terrorism and Local Police
Enforcing the Law: The Stress of Being a Police Officer
Less Than Lethal Use of Force
The Adversarial System in Perspective: A Comparison of the Adversarial and Inquisitorial Court Process. TBA
The Decision to Prosecute
The Practice of Law as Confidence Game: Organization Co-Optation of a Profession
The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court
Public Opinion and Supreme Court Decision Making
The Vanishing Trial
Prosecutorial Discretion: Making the Crime Fit the Penalty
Between Prison and Probation: Toward a Comprehensive Punishment System
What Works? Question and Answers about Prison Reform
Reentry Reconsidered: A New Look at an Old Question
The Aging Inmate
The Privatization of Incarceration
Mental Illness in Prisons
Alternative Incarceration: Boot Camps
The Unique Experience of Female Prisoners
Policy Perspectives
Criminal Justice Policy without Theory or Research
Prevention and Treatment from a Biosocial Perspective
An Overview of Gun Control Policy in the United States
Drugs, Crime, and Policy. TBA
Specialized Courts. TBA
Putting Justice Back into Criminal Justice: Notes for a Liberal Criminal Justice Police
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