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Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : Roscoe Pound
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-01-16
ISBN : 1351288822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Roscoe Pound believed that unless the criminal justice system maintains stability while adapting to change, it will either fossilize or be subject to the whims of public opinion. In Criminal Justice in America, Pound recognizes the dangers law faces when it does not keep pace with societal change. When the home, neighborhood, and religion are no longer capable of social control, increased conflicts arise, laws proliferate, and new menaces wrought by technology, drugs, and juvenile delinquency flourish. Where Pound saw the influence of the motion pictures as part of the "multiplication of the agencies of menace," today we might cite television and the Internet. His point still holds true: The "old machinery" cannot meet the evolving needs of society. In Criminal Justice in America,Pound points out that one aspect of the criminal justice problem is a rigid mechanical approach that resists change. The other dimension of the problem is that change, when it comes, will result from the pressure of public opinion. Justice suffers when the public is moved by the oldest of public feelings, vengeance. This can result in citizens taking the law into their own hands--from tax evasion to mob lynchings--as well as in altering the judicial system--from sensationalizing trials to producing wrongful convictions. Ron Christenson, in his new introduction, discusses the evolution of Roscoe Pound's career and thought. Pound's theories on jurisprudence were remarkably prescient. They continue to gain resonance as crimes become more and more sensationalized by the media.Criminal Justice in America is a fascinating study that should be read by legal scholars and professionals, sociologists, political theorists, and philosophers.

Crime and Criminal Justice in America

Crime and Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : Joycelyn Pollock
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-02-17
ISBN : 1351979876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crime and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, addresses the major controversial issues in U.S. policing, courts, and the correctional system. This book features unique graphics and contemporary data and research, developed by Joycelyn Pollock, criminologist, and University Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas State University. The text’s question-and-answer model promotes a critical thinking process for students new to criminal justice, encouraging student engagement and the application of learned skills through end-of-chapter exercises. Timely, comprehensive, and visually stimulating, Crime and Criminal Justice in America, Third Edition, is the go-to text for introductory criminal justice students and educators.

Crime and Justice in America

Crime and Justice in America Book
Author : Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-05-23
ISBN : 1437735126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text offers a concise, affordable and reader-friendly introduction to the criminal justice system. It explores the system in four sections: the criminal justice system as social control, law enforcement as social control, the law as social control, and corrections as social control. Designed with the student in mind, each chapter includes: "What You Need to Know," highlighting key points for the reader; brief chapter outline; review questions; vocabulary lists; "breaking news" items; and exercises to help students customize the material for different jurisdictions. Each chapter has an outline, "what you need to know," photos, charts, jurisdictional exercises, web links, a "breaking news" box, and vocabulary words with definitions.

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

The Collapse of American Criminal Justice Book
Author : William J. Stuntz
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011-11-29
ISBN : 0674062604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors decide whom to punish; most accused never face a jury; policing is inconsistent; plea bargaining is rampant; and draconian sentencing fills prisons with mostly minority defendants. A leading criminal law scholar looks to history for the roots of these problems—and solutions.

Justice in America

Justice in America Book
Author : Mark Peffley,Jon Hurwitz
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-06-28
ISBN : 0521134757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Investigates how and why whites and African Americans have such radically different perceptions of the fairness of the justice system.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : Randall G. Shelden,William B. Brown
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Finally, an alternative critical approach to introductory criminal justice! Criminal Justice in America: A Critical View paves the way for discussions on controversial issues of racial and economic inequities found in our criminal justice system. This text helps students understand the perspective of the typical subjects of the criminal justice system: the poor, the minorities, women, and the young all of whom comprise the majority of both victims and victimizers. In the words of one reviewer, "Nowhere have I read an intro ductory text that simply tells it like it is. A text of this kind is long overdue." Another reviewer describes Criminal Justice in America: A Critical View as "a well-written introductory criminal justice text that clearly delineates itself from the other leading texts. Most important, the critical perspective taken by the authors is an excellent depiction of crime and justice in America."

Criminal Justice in the United States 1789 1939

Criminal Justice in the United States  1789   1939 Book
Author : Elizabeth Dale
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-08-15
ISBN : 1139503154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book chronicles the development of criminal law in America, from the beginning of the constitutional era (1789) through the rise of the New Deal order (1939). Elizabeth Dale discusses the changes in criminal law during that period, tracing shifts in policing, law, the courts and punishment. She also analyzes the role that popular justice - lynch mobs, vigilance committees, law-and-order societies and community shunning - played in the development of America's criminal justice system. This book explores the relation between changes in America's criminal justice system and its constitutional order.

The Bail Book

The Bail Book Book
Author : Shima Baradaran Baughman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-12-21
ISBN : 1107131367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the causes for mass incarceration of Americans and calls for the reform of the bail system. Traces the history of bail, how it has come to be an oppressive tool of the courts, and makes recommendations for reforming the bail system and alleviating the mass incarceration problem.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : Nancy E. Marion
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Criminal Justice in America: The Politics Behind the System provides an introduction to the American system of criminal justice, with politics as its underlying theme. The basic premise is that the criminal justice system in the United States is primarily a function of the political system. The political system creates the laws, agencies, and processes that make up the criminal justice system, thus, the two are inherently related to each other. One cannot truly understand the make-up and workings of the justice system without understanding the role politics plays in creating and altering that system. Marion introduces the basic concepts and components of criminal justice, with the book's underlying theme surrounding politics. Some basic political science concepts are included in the book, such as federalism and power, which are then related to criminal justice in order to explore how the two fields are indeed related to one another. The actions of political actors that affect criminal justice, both elected (president, Congress, the courts) and non-elected (bureaucracies, media, campaigns and elections, interest groups) are described. This is an underlying theme however, and not the primary emphasis of the book. The book covers crime in the United States, the American system of policing, the courts, and corrections system. There is also a chapter on victims of crime and anti-crime initiatives. Intended for introductory courses, this book is informal and easy to read. Each chapter has boxes that provide additional information on a person or topic relevant to the chapter, relevant web sites, discussion questions, a list of important terms to assist students in learning the materials, and an outline to help students organize the material more clearly.

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America Book
Author : Wilbur R. Miller
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2012-07-20
ISBN : 1412988780
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America

A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : Willard M. Oliver,James F. Hilgenberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781594607844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This updated second edition provides an overview of the origin and development of the American criminal justice system, from the founding of Jamestown, the first English settlement, and tracing history to the events of September 11, 2001. Each chapter begins with an overview of the social, political, and economic forces that shaped society during a given era in American history. What follows, then, is an overview of the ordinary and extraordinary crimes of each era, and how the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) responded to these crimes, thereby conveying how the system developed over time.

A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

A History of Modern American Criminal Justice Book
Author : Joseph F. Spillane,David B. Wolcott
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1412981344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This text focuses on the modern aspects of the history of criminal justice, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic approach, rather than a chronological approach, sets this book apart from comparable books on the subject, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems, structures, and processes, this text offers the latest in historical scholarship, made relevant to the needs of current and future practitioners in the field."--P. [4] of cover.

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society Book
Author : Randall G. Shelden,William B. Brown,Karen S. Miller,Randal B. Fritzler
Publisher : Waveland Press
Release : 2015-06-22
ISBN : 1478630140
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today’s headlines vividly illustrate the importance of understanding aspects of the criminal justice system too often ignored. While the second edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society includes the most recent statistics on the police, courts, and corrections, its provocative, current examples also spur critical thinking about justice in the United States. The authors offer an alternative interpretation of criminal justice rarely presented in traditional textbooks or by the media. They encourage readers to examine their beliefs about crime, punishment, and the law. Discussions in the chapters about how African Americans, Hispanics, whites, women, juveniles, the rich, and the poor experience crime and the criminal justice system contribute context for understanding different viewpoints. The poor and minorities are the most likely to be caught in the net of criminal justice—but inequities have consequences for everyone. Reflection on various perspectives provides helpful input for assessing attitudes and for becoming actively involved with issues that have significant consequences. Eighteen thoroughly revised chapters present historical backgrounds, theories, and emerging issues. New to the second edition is a chapter on veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Affordable, succinct, and engaging, this textbook presents the key concepts of the criminal justice system at less than half the cost of many competing textbooks.

American Criminal Justice

American Criminal Justice Book
Author : Frederick T. Davis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-07-25
ISBN : 1108493203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a comprehensive, readable overview of how criminal justice actually works in the United States, and what makes US procedures distinctive and important.

American Injustice

American Injustice Book
Author : David S. Rudolf
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2022-02-03
ISBN : 9780008525095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the fearless defense attorney and civil rights lawyer who rose to fame with Netflix's The Staircase comes an essential examination of America's corrupt and abusive criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America Book
Author : George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-09-14
ISBN : 9781305966062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This concise introductory criminal justice text uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the field's foundations and individual components, as well as to many contemporary controversies in the justice system. Through the use of current issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, efforts to reform sentencing and reduce prison populations, and the impact of new technologies, this book highlights societal developments that pose new challenges for criminal justice professionals. Created as an alternative to more encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly bestseller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Ninth Edition, 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 in Native America

Criminal Justice in Native America Book
Author : Marianne O. Nielsen,Robert A. Silverman
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2009-04-09
ISBN : 9780816526536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system. However, until recently there was little investigation into the reasons. Furthermore, there has been little acknowledgment of the positive contributions of Native Americans to the criminal justice system- in rehabilitating offenders, aiding victims, and supporting service providers. This book offers a valuable and contemporary overview of how the American criminal justice system impacts Native Americans on both sides of the law. Contributors- many of whom are Native Americans- rank among the top scholars in their fields. Some of the chapters treat broad subjects, including crime, police, courts, victimization, corrections, and jurisdiction. Others delve into more specific topics, including hate crimes against Native Americans, state-corporate crimes against Native Americans, tribal peacemaking, and cultural stresses of police officers. Separate chapters are devoted to women and juveniles.

Youth Justice in America

Youth Justice in America Book
Author : Maryam Ahranjani,Andrew G. Ferguson,Jamin B. Raskin
Publisher : CQ Press
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 1483354709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Youth Justice in America, Second Edition engages students in an exciting, informed discussion of the U.S. juvenile justice system and fills a pressing need to make legal issues personally meaningful to young people. Written in a straightforward style by Maryam Ahranjani, Andrew Ferguson and Jamie Raskin – all of whom actively work in the area of juvenile justice -- the book addresses tough, important issues that directly affect today's youth, including the rights of accused juveniles, search and seizure, self-incrimination and confession, right to appeal, and the death penalty for juveniles. Focusing on cases that relate to the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the subject matter comes alive through a wide variety of in-book learning aids.

Race Ethnicity Crime and Criminal Justice in the Americas

Race  Ethnicity  Crime and Criminal Justice in the Americas Book
Author : A. Kalunta-Crumpton
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2012-01-25
ISBN : 0230355862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines race, ethnicity, crime and criminal justice in the Americas and moves beyond the traditional focus on North America to incorporate societies in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.