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With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today’s headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 7th puts you in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Larry Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2013-01-01
File: 496 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285069159

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An engaging text/CD-ROM package with many features designed to spark student interest. Coverage progresses from measuring and explaining crime through policing, prisons, and the juvenile justice system. Boxed readings deal with criminal justice in action, criminal justice and technology, and popular culture, and offer first-person accounts of crimi

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2001
File: 419 Pages
ISBN-13: 0534574564

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As riveting and current as today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Ninth Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts make sense to students, thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter and plentiful real-world examples throughout the book. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing become less intimidating for students with the guidance of practical writing activities. Reviewers praise the book's crisp, clear topic coverage as well as its engaging magazine-style design and captivating writing, which combine to draw students into the material. And, with this edition's expanded coverage of ethics, policy, and discretion, students gain a panoramic view of key criminal justice issues that goes far beyond learning facts and the law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-01-01
File: 672 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305854970

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To understand how people experience justice and security is a challenging task in times of unrest, marked by growing perceptions of insecurity, discrimination and uncertainty. The European project ALTERNATIVE aimed to understand justice and security experiences related to conflicts in intercultural settings, when citizens are given the means to actively contribute to these processes. This book relates how the project was set up as an action research through the concrete description of four action sites: social housing estates in Vienna, Austria; a small community in Hungary with a Roma population; three border towns in Serbia; and three communities in Northern Ireland. These four sites have been compared through an innovative methodology, which leads to a deeper understanding of the impact of participatory and restorative justice oriented processes, and - in a more general way - of what action research may entail in the criminological field. Bringing together researchers and case studies from around Europe, this book examines the scientific potential of action research as a methodology in criminal justice settings. This book is one of two volumes resulting from the work by a group of researchers in six European countries having cooperated intensively during four years in ALTERNATIVE, an action research project funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Inge Vanfraechem
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-09-14
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317310082

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The title of this work illustrates the two difficulties which the chosen theme poses, difficulties which arise from the confrontation between collective & individual interests. On the one hand, the criminal process is based on the protection of society; on the other hand, human rights implies respect for all individuals implicated in that process, be they victim, witness or accused. A third difficulty arises in relation to the new influence of European law. While the right to judge has long appeared to be the most obvious indication of national sovereignty, it is now subject to supranational control & a State can be censured by the European Court of Human Rights. Part One of this volume analyses the period of reform in various Eastern & Western European countries; Part Two explores the debate among jurists, historians, sociologists & philosophers on the subject of the criminal trial in a democratic society. Finally, Part Three reflects on the issue within the context of the European Community & the European Council & explores the question of a future model for the European criminal trial. Professor Mireille Delmas-Marty teaches at l'Universite de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne & is a member of l'Institut Universitaire de France. She is the editor of The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights, International Protection versus National Restrictions (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1992.)

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Genre: Law
Author: Jan van Dijk
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release: 1988-04-06
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9065443606

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Criminal Justice Theory is the first comprehensive volume on the theoretical foundations of criminal justice. The authors argue that theory in criminal justice is currently underdeveloped and inconsistently applied, especially in comparison to the role of theory in the study of crime itself. In the diverse range of essays included here, the authors and contributors integrate examples from the study of criminal justice systems, judicial decision-making, courtroom communities, and correctional systems, building the argument that students of criminal justice must not evaluate their discipline solely on the basis of the effectiveness of specific measures in reducing the crime rate. Rather, if they hope to improve the system, they must acquire a systematic knowledge of the causes behind the structures, policies, and practices of criminal justice.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Edward R. Maguire
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2008-03-25
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135918149

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Adrian Barton
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415670142

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Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more than 110,000 copies.) Restorative Justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime. In The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Zehr first explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach into theoretical space, Zehr presents Restorative Justice practices. Zehr undertakes a massive and complex subject and puts it in graspable from, without reducing or trivializing it. This resource is also suitable for academic classes and workshops, for conferences and trainings, as well as for the layperson interested in understanding this innovative and influential movement.

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Genre: Law
Author: Howard Zehr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2015-01-27
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781680990447

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Criminal Justice Policy provides a thematic overview of criminal justice policy and its relationship to the American criminal justice system. Scholars, practitioners, and politicians continually debate the value of these policies in their evaluations of the current system. As the nature of this subject involves a host of issues (including politics, public sentiment, research, and practice), the authors expertly highlight these concerns on criminal justice policy and address the implications for the overall system and society at large. This text is organized into three parts: Foundations of criminal justice policy focuses on the role of politics, best practices, and street level bureaucracy in criminal justice policy. Criminal justice policy in action provides an analysis of fifteen different policy issues in criminal justice, such as immigration, drugs, mental health and capital punishment. Each section begins with a basic summary of the policy, accompanied by a brief synopsis of the framing issues. This brief, but informative summary, draws students’ attention to essential concepts and ideas, provides a roadmap for what they can expect to learn, and ensures continuity throughout the text. The text concludes with a discussion about the future directions of criminal justice policy.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2013-10-15
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483322711

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“The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text.” —Michelle L. Foster, Kent State University Updated with new content and current controversies that facilitate critical thinking, debate, and application of the concepts, Stacy L. Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides you with accessible and concise coverage of all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as unique chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Using an innovative format designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. These features challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and the cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help you think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that you can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps you go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system. New to the Second Edition: Nearly 50% of the Current Controversy essays have been updated to expand your engagement and critical thinking skills by exploring the pros and cons of key issues in criminal justice, such as Is the Media a Credible Source on Crime?, Should the United States Increase Its Laws About Gun Control?, and Are Colleges and Universities the Best Place to Respond to Campus Sexual Assault? New Spotlight boxes provide additional examples to engage you and inform you about important topics, such as Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, Mandatory Arrest Policies, Lynching and Mass Incarceration, Michelle Carter, and The Boston Marathon Bombings. Some boxes include critical thinking questions that will help you apply the material and make important connections. New content enables you to explore crucial topics in today’s field, such as feminist criminology, the juvenile justice process, transnational crime, and the policies of the Trump administration. Updated statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate to you the most recent data and trends in criminal justice.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2018-12-06
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781544339016

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