Crime and Justice in America--A Reader Present Realities and Future Prospects

ISBN-10: 0130911054

ISBN-13: 9780130911056

Edition: 2nd 2002

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Description: For sophomore/junior-level courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, special topics/critical issues in criminal justice, or as a supplement to most introductory texts. Presented in an interesting and readable format, this text covers a comprehensive range of perspectives on various topics and issues critical to the study of criminal justice. It contains readings from many sources as well as historical and philosophical approaches to understanding the complexities confronting criminal justice today.

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List price: $120.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Dr Roger G. Dunham is Professor and Associate Chair of Sociology at the University of Miami, Florida. His research focuses on the social control of deviance and crime, including police decision-making with respect to use of force, pursuits, and racial profiling. He has co-authored four books on policing with Geoffrey Alpert and has published over fifty professional papers and chapters. Recent co-authored books include, Critical Issues in Policing, 4th edition (2001); Policing Urban America, 3rd edition (1997), and Crime and Justice in America, 2nd Edition (2002). In addition, he has co-authored several research monographs with the Police Executive Research Forum, including Police Pursuits: What We Know (2000) and The Force Factor: Measuring Police Use of Force Relative to Suspect Resistance (1997).

Preface
Acknowledgements
Crime and Justice in America
Introduction
Facts About Crime and Criminals
The Criminal Justice Process
American Criminal Justice Philosophy: What's Old--What's New?
Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem
Fallacies about Crime
Race, Crime, and the Administration of Justice: A Summary of the Available Facts
Peeking Over the Rim: What Lies Ahead?
The Police in America
Introduction
Facts About Police
The Development of the American Police: An Historical Overview
The New Policing: Confronting Complexity
Contemporary Policing in a Community Era
Police Shootings: Myths and Realities
What We Know About Police Use of Force
Learning Police Ethics
Police Officer Sexual Misconduct: A Field Research Study
Public Attitudes Toward Police Pursuit Driving: What do Studies on Attitudes Toward Police Pursuit Reveal?
Race-Based Policing: Alternatives for Assessing the Problem
The Future of Policing in a Community Era
Adjudication and Sentencing
Introduction
Facts About Courts
Adversarial Justice
Taking on Testilying: The Prosecutor's Response to In-Court Police Deception
Capital Murder: A Prosecutor's Personal Observations on the Prosecution of Capital Cases
Why Prosecutor's Misbehave
The Criminal Lawyer's "Different Mission": Reflections on the "Right" to Present a False Case
How To Improve the Jury System
Should Juries Nullify Laws They Consider Unjust or Excessively Punitive?
Truth in Sentencing in State Prisons
The Impact of Sentencing Guidelines
Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Emergence of Problem-Solving Courts
Restoring The Balance: Juvenile and Community Justice
Jails, Prisons, and Community-Based Corrections
Introduction
Facts About Jails, Prisons and Community Corrections
Life on the Inside: The Jailers, In a Wary World, Battling Tension, Fear--and Stereotypes
The Imprisonment of Women in America
The Needs of Elderly Offenders
Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population
Rethinking Assumptions About Boot Camps
A Decade of Experimenting With Intermediate Sanctions: What Have We Learned?
The Evolving Role of Parole in the Criminal Justice System
This Man Has Expired: Witness to an Execution
Maxxing Out: Imprisonment in an Era of Crime Control
Ophelia the CCW: May 11, 2010
Index
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