Forty Studies that Changed Criminal Justice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-02-11
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book is more than a collection of original published articles-it is a summary of studies that have shaped the criminal justice system. Carefully chosen based on their impact on the discipline or their capacity to spark controversy, the studies offer a historical look into the field of policing, courts and corrections. Each summary includes: a complete citation; background information; a description of methodology; a summary of results; an evaluation of the research; and suggestions for further reading. Throughout the book, readers are shown a variety of research designs and evidence of research influencing the operation of the criminal justice system.A perfect resource for criminal justice professionals.

Table of Contents

Police Behavior
Police Personality are Police Officers Different from the Rest of us?
Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society
New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc
Police Styles Why is There Differences in Police Behavior Across Communities?
Varieties of Police Behavior: The Management of Law and Order in Eight Communities
Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press
Police Officer Socialization Why are Police Officers Different from the Rest of us?
ldquo;Observations on the Making of Policemen.rdquo;Human Organization33: 407-418
Police Discretion
Police Officersrsquo; Use of Discretion What Influences Police Decision-Making
ldquo;Police Encounters with Juveniles.rdquo;American Journal of Sociology70: 206-214
The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment Does Arrest Deter Crime?
ldquo;The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault.rdquo;
American Sociological Review49: 261-272
Police Operations
The Kansas City Preventive Patrol EXPERIMENT Can the Police Prevent Crime and Make us Feel Safe?
The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: A Summary Report
Washington, DC: Police Foundation
Police Response Time How Important is it for the Police to Respond Quickly When We Call?
Police Response Time: Its Determinants and Effects
Washington, DC: Police Foundation
Patrol Staffing Which is Better: One- or Two-Officer Patrol Units?
Patrol Staffing in San Diego: One-or Two-Officer Units
Washington, DC: Police Foundation
The Newark Foot Patrol Experiment Should the Police Patrol in Cars or on Foot?
Police Foundation (1981)The Newark Foot Patrol Experiment
Washington, DC: Police Foundation
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