The Criminal Justice System

Politics and Policies

Author: George F. Cole,Marc G. Gertz,Amy Bunger

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534594725

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 474

View: 8440

DOWNLOAD NOW »

First published in 1972, this classic text helped define the academic discipline of criminal justice. The new Eighth Edition provides a unique balance of the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice theory, with the most current research from the field and debates from the halls of Congress. This 28-article reader allows students to see research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. The introductions to the sections in politics of justice, policing, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy, highlight how this compilation of works explores the links between politics, law, culture, the media, and the criminal justice system. Flexible in its design, this work promotes a more critical understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system, but it also invites attention to critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, occupational role conception, the sources of power and authority inside institutions, and how the public may impact our choices of laws and the way laws are written.

The Criminal Justice System

Politics and Policies

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534527082

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 506

View: 7907

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Intended for use in Advanced Criminal Justice Systems, Issues in Criminal Justice, and Policies in Criminal Justice. This text provides an in-depth look at policy issues related to policing, courts, and corrections. It gives students the opportunity to look at difficult issues related to important topics, through an interesting selection of readings. Flexible in its design, the book includes 28 classic and contemporary articles that promote understanding of important issues in the field and encourage readers to think critically about the links between police, politics, law and the administration of justice. Students will explore everything from the crime policies that do or do not work to the latest hot topics.

What's Wrong with the Criminal Justice System

Ideology, Politics, and the Media

Author: Alida V. Merlo,Peter J. Benekos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 207

View: 4008

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Reviews concepts, information, and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. Engages the reader in a critique of criminal justice as a means of moving the discussion to a more informed and insightful level, and creates understanding about what can be done by the criminal justice system. Contains chapters on dynamics of criminal justice, police, consequences of court policy, correctional policy in crisis, deconstructing adolescence and dismantling the juvenile court, and changing course. The authors are affiliated with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Mercyhurst College. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Criminal Justice in America

Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495095303

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7365

DOWNLOAD NOW »

With Cole and Smith's CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Fifth Edition, you'll experience the field in real and exciting ways, AND excel in this course with the book's many effective study tools. You'll learn about the field's many new career opportunities. You'll read the true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You'll learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in understanding the workings of the criminal justice system. And you'll be exposed to the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The American System of Criminal Justice

Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534525330

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 667

View: 3528

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter.

Crime Control, Politics and Policy

Author: Peter J. Benekos,Alida V. Merlo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523474

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 3052

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control, and interweave themes central to the discussion: the impact of ideology, the role of the media, and the politicization of crime and criminal justice.

The Policy-making Process in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Adrian Barton,Nick Johns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415670144

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 8586

DOWNLOAD NOW »

How the state 'deals with' crime and criminality is a major issue for all students of criminology and criminal justice. This book offers a fresh perspective on the policy making process in the criminal justice system of England and Wales by presenting a detailed overview of both the theory behind it and how it plays out in practise with contemporary policy examples. The key features of this text include a detailed analysis of the basic political concepts surrounding the relationship between the citizen and the state as well as an overview of the state departments, organizations and individuals who are instrumental in creating and influencing policy. This book also analyses how criminal justice policy is interpreted and implemented on the street and comprises a range of discussion points and suggested further readings. By taking a unique criminal justice focussed approach to policy making, this text is perfect for the undergraduate taking modules in criminology, criminal justice, policing, the voluntary sector and social and public policy. It will also be of interest to those who are taking more vocational routes and practitioners.

America’s Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Author: David Neubauer,Henry Fradella

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049580990X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 2265

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Widely used and widely respected, AMERICA’S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, Tenth Edition, offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella’s crisp, clear writing style, characterized by careful chunking of material into small sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material, while the text’s innovative courtroom workhouse model, which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney, brings the courtroom to life. This popular text has long been known for the way it gives students a true glimpse what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the tenth edition is no exception. This modern edition offers coverage that reflects recent policy shaping and headline-making developments as well as incorporation of additional student-learning and review tools. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The American System of Criminal Justice

Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495006017

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

View: 2210

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as The Eagle, encourages students to become better citizens and to determine what justice means in our society as well as what role individuals play in the criminal justice system. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States. Available for the first time with Criminal JusticeNowTM, a Web-based, intelligent study system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American System Crj

Media Edition

Author: George F. Cole

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534615345

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 1986

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Also thoroughly updated, the Study Guide includes the following elements to help students get the most out of their classroom experience: learning objectives, a chapter summary, a key terms review, a key figures review, worksheets, and a self-test. The self-test consists of 25 multiple choice and 20 true/false questions per chapter.

Limited Responsibilities

Social Movements and Criminal Justice

Author: Tamar Pitch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415086547

Category: Medical

Page: 233

View: 6195

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Limited Responsibilitiesexplores the interaction between the criminal justice system and the wider concerns of political and social institutions, including the welfare state, social work and forensic psychiatry. Using the key concept of `responsibility', Tamar Pitch critiques the classical theories of Anglo-American and Italian criminologies, examining the allocation of responsibilities to individuals and society. Looking at the shifting political relationship between criminal justice and the welfare system, Pitch considers the problems which arise in our understandings of responsibility, particularly in relation to the young and the mentally disabled. She also documents the centrality of responsiblity as an issue in women's struggles for legislation on sexual violence, as a paradigm of the politicisation of notions of crime, victimization and criminal responsibility. Limited Responsiblitieswill be of interest to lecturers, students and professionals in criminology, social policy and women's studies.sionals in criminology, social policy and women's studies.

Criminal Justice in America

Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446321

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 7988

DOWNLOAD NOW »

In CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Eighth Edition, authors George Cole, Christopher Smith, and Christina DeJong have accomplished much within a brief format. This concise introductory criminal justice text not only introduces students to the field's foundations and individual components, but also to the many professional opportunities available in the justice system - all within a unique interdisciplinary framework and emphasizing how public policy impacts criminal justice as it is practiced today. Created as an alternative to more expensive, encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly best seller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. In addition to a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Justice

An Introduction to the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

Author: Malcolm Davies,Hazel Croall,Jane Tyrer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582473201

Category: Law

Page: 477

View: 9252

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Criminal Justice provides information about the various agencies of the criminal justice system, their legal responsibilities, and the social and political context in which they operate. It outlines important concepts in English criminal law and defines crime and the varied responses to it. It also explores the non-legal factors which affect the operation of the criminal justice agencies and identifies the policy issues involved in the control of crime and the pursuit of justice.

Criminal Justice

Law and Politics

Author: George F. Cole

Publisher: Duxbury Resource Center

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 479

View: 3264

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Based on the theme that criminal justice involves a relationship between law and politics operating in an administrative system, essays are presented on politics and the administration of justice, police, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy and reform. Articles on politics and the administration of justice treat values supporting the 'due process' and 'crime control' models of the criminal justice process; the links between criminals, the police, and political leaders in one city and what it is like to be arrested and charged with a crime in America based on one person's experience. Essays on the police examine the use of police discretion, a sketch of the policeman's 'working personality,' and politics and the police. The chapters focusing on prosecution consider prosecutorial discretion and the nature and effects of plea bargaining, and essays dealing with defense attorneys discuss how the common interests of the defense and prosecution regarding trial avoidance ignore defendants' rights, the inadequacies of the public defender system, and social control in the adversary system. In the section on courts, essays deal with a description of one morning in the Boston Municipal Court, sentences and other sanctions, the effect of one judge's values on his sentencing, and urban politics and policy and their effect on criminal courts. Corrections articles examine the nature and defects of imprisonment, the quasi-judicial role of the probation officer, and the dilemma of parole decisionmaking. Essays on policy and reform discuss perceptions of crime, judicial reform, and correctional policy. Notes are provided for each essay, with suggested readings provided for some. Where research is involved, tabular data are provided.

American Corrections

Author: Todd Clear,George Cole,Michael Reisig

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495553239

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 1209

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Todd R. Clear, a leading expert in the study of U.S. corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as a founding father of modern criminal justice study, and coauthor Michael D. Reisig combine their talents in the new eighth edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. This premier author team brings you Clear's expertise in corrections, complements it with Cole's organizational view of the system, and offers Reisig's fresh critical perspective. The result is a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. Taking a sociological and historic approach to corrections, the text treats institutional and community sanctions evenhandedly, looking at the system from the perspectives of the corrections worker as well as the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a system of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. High-profile corrections cases taken from recent headlines and integrated coverage of career options in the field demonstrate the real-world relevance of the theories, concepts, and policies presented in the text for students. Finally, many instructors consistently choose Clear/Cole/Reisig because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 23 chapters and 608 pages it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857246151

Category: Law

Page: 172

View: 7087

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Contains articles that consider the ways in which history has shaped law and how we make sense of past events. This volume also includes articles that explore pressing legal issues such as the prison boom, First Amendment controversies, and the work of cause lawyers. It illustrates the vibrancy of interdisciplinary legal scholarship throughout.

Getting Away with Murder

How Politics Is Destroying the Criminal Justice System

Author: Susan Estrich

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674036604

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 2973

DOWNLOAD NOW »

After examining what's wrong with the criminal justice system, the author presents "a lesson in how the law works and a blueprint for how it should work."--Jacket.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy

Author: Natasha Frost,Joshua Freilich,Todd Clear

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495911097

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6107

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Edited by ASC President Todd Clear along with Natasha Frost and Joshua Freilich, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY is an outstanding new anthology of policy-focused essays ideal for stimulating policy discussions and debates in the classroom. Featuring all 23 policy proposals and 30 response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology’s 2009 annual meeting, this collection includes essays by some of the leading criminologists in the field. This thought-provoking text presents sections on justice policy, drug policy, terrorism policy, immigration policy, policing policy, juvenile justice policy, and corrections policy. The book’s concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate policy into their criminology and criminal justice curricula. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Criminal Justice

A Critical Introduction

Author: Azrini Wahidin,Nicola Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136185623

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 5409

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Few subjects provoke as much public fascination and political concern as crime, criminality, criminology, and criminal justice policy and practice. Understanding Criminal Justice seeks to provide students with a critical introduction to the range of theoretical, policy and operational issues faced by the criminal justice system in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It anticipates little or no prior knowledge of criminal justice, and seeks to provide an introduction to the area. This critical textbook provides both a thorough overview of the procedures central to the workings of the criminal justice system and a distillation of the topical debates that surround it. It outlines the political and historical context, detailing key procedures and challenging students to engage with current debates. Containing chapters on policing, prosecution, community justice and alternative modes of justice, this text provides a comprehensive coverage of the key topics included within undergraduate criminology programmes at an introductory level. Written in a lively and accessible style, this book will also be of interest to general readers and practitioners in the criminal justice system.