Assessing Criminal Justice/criminology Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators

Author: Barbara Peat,Laura J. Moriarty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594605307

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with information addressing a variety of issues dealing with assessment in higher education. To augment informational material the authors have included numerous developmental tools such as checklists intended to be used to organize structured discussions on a variety of topics such as assessment plans, course-embedded strategies, rubrics, testing, and reports. An example assessment plan is included in the appendix as well as sample curriculum maps. Many of the chapters include numerous examples pertaining to criminal justice courses and programs. The material is divided into three sections: (1) foundational information, (2) putting assessment into context, and (3) application specific to the field of criminal justice. Based on the titles used for the chapters as well as the brief overviews included in this preface, readers should be able to readily pick and choose chapters that provide information most relevant to their specific need. Section One, Laying the Foundation, consists of four chapters. Taken in total, these chapters are meant to provide the reader with a better understanding of assessment in general, the ACJS standards and indicators, university-wide assessment activities, and data management tools. Section Two consists of three chapters which provide the background for putting assessment of student learning outcomes into the context of higher education courses and programs. The information presented in the chapters is based on three separate studies. Section Three consists of five chapters that focus specifically on applying assessment to criminal justice higher education. Case studies are used throughout the chapters to illustrate main points. Supporting documents, such as plans, checklists, and curriculum maps, are included in the appendices.

Assessing Media Education

A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators

Author: William G. Christ

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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The chapters included in this component of Assessing Media Education are intended for those who have already developed an assessment plan and identified key student learning outcomes, and who need more information on how to measure the outcomes both indirectly and directly.

Practical Program Evaluation For Criminal Justice

Author: Gennaro F. Vito,George E. Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1455775460

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Practical Program Evaluation for Criminal Justice shows readers how to apply the principles of fiscal responsibility, accountability, and evidence-based practice to criminal justice reform plans. Unlike other policy-based texts, which tend to focus more on implementation than assessment, this book provides applicable, step-by-step instruction on determining an initiative's necessity prior to its adoption (reducing the risk of wasting resources), as well as how to accurately gauge its effectiveness during initial roll-out stages. The book gradually introduces basic data analysis procedures and statistical techniques, which, once mastered, can be used to prove or disprove a program's worth. Lastly, the book introduces the types of stakeholders who should review evaluation results for quick action, as well as how to best structure reports to ensure their buy-in. Individually examines every major evaluation type (as well as the benefits, concerns, and constraints of each), including needs, theory, process, outcome/impact, and cost efficiency Defines the precise data points each evaluation type requires, and the exact manner in which this data can be collected Demonstrates how different types of evaluations can be used together to provide clear information regarding a program's overall performance level Cites and makes use of real-world policy evaluations and vetted programs

From College to Career

A Guide for Criminal Justice Majors

Author: Barbara Peat

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205338382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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"From College to Career" enables readers to explore career choices and make informed career decisions. The book guides readers through critical thinking and reflection on career choices, and the activities in each chapter provide opportunities to personalize the learning experience. Much of the content information focuses on what readers need to know to help them make decisions about their major and career, including a comparison of the three main career tracks--policing, courts, and corrections--and the role of politics in criminal justice professions, ethical choices, and the need for networking. Features of "From College to Career" include: Career information, resume building exercises, interactive worksheets, and assignments. An overview of how criminal justice professions fit into the overall government structure and political culture. Ethics exercises which ask readers to apply what they have learned about ethical standards in general, critically analyze a situation, and decide what they would do.

Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management

Author: Stan Stojkovic,David Kalinich,John Klofas

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177487

Category: Education

Page: 560

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Providing cutting-edge coverage of modern management theory, CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, emphasizes the application of management techniques appropriate to each area of the criminal justice system. Known for its thoroughness, accessibility, and practicality, the book focuses on the both the hows and whys of management techniques, equipping readers with the skills, knowledge, and solid understanding they need to effectively deal with the management challenges they will face in their own careers. Completely current and relevant, this edition includes thoroughly updated research and statistics as well as coverage of such key topics as civil liability, political power, ethics, budgeting, employee rights, and more. Chapters begin with timely vignettes that immediately draw readers into management concepts and theory, while insight from actual Criminal Justice professionals is featured throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Careers in Criminal Justice

Author: Coy H. Johnston

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544316127

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares you to plan, pursue, and realize your career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and professionalism. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, you receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance your self-awareness and steer you toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout your career. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter titled “Volunteering and Internship” (Chapter 9) guides you through the important process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume. Three new “Guest Speaker” profiles offer you new perspectives and practical advice on a variety of careers and geographical areas. New career assessment tools are included to help you evaluate your compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field. Expanded information about critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensures that you are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers.

Criminal Justice

A Brief Introduction

Author: Frank J. Schmalleger

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013455972X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice The gold standard for criminal justice texts Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction, Twelfth Edition, offers a contemporary, authoritative look at crime in America with a focus on police, courts, and corrections. To make information resonate with students, Schmalleger asks readers to consider the balance between freedom and security issues and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the American justice system as it adapts to cultural, political, and societal changes. A wealth of Internet resources along with author tweets (@schmalleger) extends chapter material and provides up-to-the minute information on this ever-evolving field. Its unifying theme, unmatched timeliness, and coverage of trends and technology make this text the standard by which all other brief texts are judged. Criminal Justice, Twelfth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook

Author: J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320589

Category: Social Science

Page: 960

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Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.

Administration and Management in Criminal Justice

A Service Quality Approach

Author: Jennifer M. Allen,Rajeev Sawhney

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506361560

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Rethink management in criminal justice. Administration and Management in Criminal Justice: A Service Quality Approach, Third Edition emphasizes the proactive techniques for administration professionals by using a service quality lens to address administration and management concepts in all areas of the criminal justice system. Authors Jennifer M. Allen and Rajeev Sawhney encourage you to consider the importance of providing high-quality and effective criminal justice services. You will develop skills for responding to your customers—other criminal justice professionals, offenders, victims, and the community—and learn how to respond to changing environmental factors. You will also learn to critique your own views of what constitutes management in this service sector, all with the goal of improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. New to the Third Edition: Examinations of current concerns and management trends in criminal justice agencies make you aware of the types of issues you may face, such as workplace bullying, formal and informal leadership, inmate-staff relationships, fatal police shootings, and more. Increased discussions of a variety of important topics spark classroom debate around areas such as homeland security–era policing, procedural justice, key court personnel, and private security changes. Expanded coverage of technology in criminal justice helps you see how technology such as cybercrime, electronic monitoring and other uses of technology in probation and parole, body-worn cameras, and police drones have had an impact on the discipline. Updated Career Highlight boxes demonstrate the latest data for each career presented. More than half the book has been updated with new case studies to offer you current examples of theory being put into practice. Nine new In the News articles include topics such as Recent terrorist attacks Police shootings Funding for criminal justice agencies New technology, such as police drones and the use of GPS monitoring devices on sex offenders Cybercrime, cyberattacks, and identity theft Updated references, statistics, and data present you with the latest trends in criminal justice.

Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice

Author: Jacqueline R. Kanovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317548272

Category: Social Science

Page: 902

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Criminal justice professionals often do not receive the training they need to recognize the constitutional principles that apply to their daily work. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice offers a way to solve this problem by providing a comprehensive, well-organized, and up-to-date analysis of constitutional issues that affect criminal justice professionals. Chapter 1 summarizes the organization and content of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Fourteenth Amendment. The next eight chapters cover the constitutional principles that regulate investigatory detentions, traffic stops, arrests, use of force, search and seizure, technologically assisted surveillance, the Wiretap Act, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination, witness identification procedures, the right to counsel, procedural safeguards during criminal trials, First Amendment issues relevant to law enforcement, capital punishment, and much more. The final chapter covers the constitutional rights of criminal justice professionals in the workplace, their protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and their accountability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violating the constitutional rights of others. Part II contains abstracts of key judicial decisions exemplifying how the doctrines covered in earlier chapters are being applied by the courts. The combination of text and cases creates flexibility in structuring class time. Constitutional Law for Criminal Justice makes complex concepts accessible to students in all levels of criminal justice education. The chapters begin with an outline and end with a summary. Key Terms and Concepts are defined in the Glossary. Tables, figures, and charts are used to synthesize and simplify information. The result is an incomparably clear, student-friendly textbook that has remained a leader in criminal justice education for more than 45 years.

Case Studies in Corrections

Examples, Exercises, Discussion Points, and Practitioner Interviews

Author: Barbara Peat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594608230

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The primary purpose of this book is to offer supplemental material to assist in understanding basic content information on a variety of correctional topics including institutional and community corrections, adult and juvenile offender risks and needs, and administrative and management principles. Case studies, example reports, practitioner interviews, and an informational guide for career development are amongst the tools used with a focus on the stated purpose. Learning tools are included at the end of each case study in the form of questions, discussion topics, and assignments.

Administration of Criminal Justice

Structure, Function, and Process

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130842343

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

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This comprehensive and up-to-date book examines all aspects of the criminal justice system from an organizational perspective. Key theoretical approaches and concepts are explained together with key terms and organizational principle models and typologies. The book also explains organizational effectiveness and covers police, court, and corrections organizations in depth to fully illustrate the operations of these justice systems.This volume explains all aspects of organizational theories, models and typologies, organizational variables and measuring effectiveness, supervision and communication systems, motivation, satisfaction, and morale of employees, organization of criminal justice systems, law enforcement, police and sheriff's departments, court organization and administration, jail and prison organizations, community corrections organizations, and juvenile justice organizations and their administration.For criminal justice, sociology and public administration professionals interested in criminal justice systems.

Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3e is about how to do research and investigate various types of research questions that arise in criminology and criminal justice. A complete discussion of research ethics–including ethical issues relating to the Nuremberg Code, research sponsorship, rights of human subjects and deception — helps readers understand their ethical responsibilities as researchers. This book explores the entire criminal justices and criminology research process from beginning to end including: sampling procedures; data collection techniques; measurement, validity and reliability issues; the role of ethics in the research process; and writing and documenting research papers. Presents a practical guide for conducting research in criminal justice and criminology careers.

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Fourth Edition

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

Author: Gary B. Melton,John Petrila,Norman G. Poythress,Christopher Slobogin,Randy K. Otto,Douglas Mossman,Lois O. Condie

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462532667

Category: Law

Page: 976

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Tens of thousands of readers have relied on this leading text and practitioner reference--now revised and updated--to understand the issues the legal system most commonly asks mental health professionals to address. Highly readable, the volume demystifies the forensic psychological assessment process and provides guidelines for participating effectively and ethically in legal proceedings. Presented are clinical and legal concepts and evidence-based assessment procedures pertaining to criminal and civil competencies, the insanity defense and related doctrines, sentencing, civil commitment, personal injury claims, antidiscrimination laws, child custody, juvenile justice, and other justice-related areas. Case examples, exercises, and a glossary facilitate learning; 19 sample reports illustrate how to conduct and write up thorough, legally admissible evaluations. New to This Edition *Extensively revised to reflect important legal, empirical, and clinical developments. *Increased attention to medical and neuroscientific research. *New protocols relevant to competence, risk assessment, child custody, and mental injury evaluations. *Updates on insanity, sentencing, civil commitment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Social Security, juvenile and family law, and the admissibility of expert testimony. *Treatment of immigration law (including a sample report) and international law. *New and revised sample reports.

Law Enforcement in the United States

Author: James A. Conser,Rebecca Paynich,Terry E. Gingerich,Terry Gingerich

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763799386

Category: Law

Page: 488

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Law Enforcement, Policing, & Security

Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Author: Kimberly D. Dodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317235436

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

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Current estimates indicate that approximately 2.2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities across the United States. There are another 5 million under community correctional supervision. Many of these individuals fall into the classification of special needs or special populations (e.g., women, juveniles, substance abusers, mentally ill, aging, chronically or terminally ill offenders). Medical care and treatment costs represent the largest portion of correctional budgets, and estimates suggest that these costs will continue to rise. In the community, probation and parole officers are responsible for helping special needs offenders find appropriate treatment resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the needs of these special populations and how to effectively care for and address their individual concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Offenders with Special Needs is an in-depth examination of offenders with special needs, such as those who are learning-challenged, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill, as well as substance abusers, sex offenders, women, juveniles, and chronically and terminally ill offenders. Areas that previously have been unexamined (or examined in a limited way) are explored. For example, this text carefully examines the treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender offenders, and racial and gender disparities in health care delivery, as well as pregnancy and parenthood behind bars, homelessness, and the incarceration of veterans and immigrants. In addition, the book presents legal and management issues related to the treatment and rehabilitation of special populations in prisons/jails and the community, including police-citizen interactions, diversion through specialty courts, obstacles and challenges related to reentry and reintegration, and the need for the development and implementation of evidence-based criminal justice policies and practices. This is a key collection for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology, and related areas of study, and an essential resource for academics and practitioners working with offenders with special needs.

Organization and Management in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Matthew J. Giblin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452219923

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Integrating the theoretically-framed, empirically-supported content of a traditional textbook and an edited reader into a single volume, this text/reader exposes readers to original primary works (26 readings) in the field of organization and management while providing them with a comprehensive review of the field. Organizational Theory and Behavior in Criminal Justice: A Text/Reader, by Matthew J. Giiblin, covers the field’s core foundational theories and works, as well as contemporary theories and cutting-edge research. Demonstrating that organizations matter and that the study of organizations has far-reaching utility, the book applies broader organization and management principles to a wide range of key entities including police, courts, and corrections, as well as drug traffickers, sex offender treatment providers, and homeland security agencies. Each of these organizations has a criminal justice nexus and is discussed alongside the major components of the criminal justice system. From organizational theory to managing a criminal justice organization, this book is a must-read for anyone pursuing a career in criminal justice administration.

Networks for Learning

Effective Collaboration for Teacher, School and System Improvement

Author: Chris Brown,Cindy L. Poortman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351996975

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Educational researchers, policy-makers and practitioners are increasingly focusing their attention on Professional Learning Networks in order to facilitate teacher development and encourage school and school system improvement. However, despite the understanding that PLNs can contribute significantly to improving teaching practice and student achievement, there are key challenges regarding their use. These challenges include: ensuring PLNs can provide opportunities for generating and sharing knowledge within schools enabling teachers and professionals to direct their own development helping individuals change their practices through inquiry-led approaches facilitating partnerships which work across a variety of stakeholders In this new edited volume, Brown and Poortman evaluate these challenges from both a theoretical and practical approach. A multitude of perspectives from a team of international contributors covers: the importance of Professional Learning Networks the use of evidence within PLNs the impact of inter-school networks international cases of networks and communities the promotion and sustainability of PLNs Also featuring case studies and exemplars to contextualise sustainable learning networks, Networks For Learning is an accessible and thoroughly-researched book, which will be essential reading and a valuable resource for researchers, teachers and school leaders who are interested in developing professional learning networks.