Voices from Criminal Justice Thinking and Reflecting on the System

ISBN-10: 0415887496
ISBN-13: 9780415887496
Edition: 2012
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Description: This reader provides the lived experiences of those who work in or who are affected by the criminal justice system. By providing firsthand experiences these articles are able to convey to student readers what to expect when selecting a career in  More...

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List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This reader provides the lived experiences of those who work in or who are affected by the criminal justice system. By providing firsthand experiences these articles are able to convey to student readers what to expect when selecting a career in criminal justice. In addition, these articles are precisely the types of scholarly work that students enjoy reading. In addition, an introductory essay by the authors to the book as a whole, followed by lengthy introductions to each reading encourage students to see how each article sheds light on an important issue affecting the cj system, and how each article should also be judged on its methodfor getting at "reality." As a result, students learn more deeply and are more engaged by this text/reader for introduction to cj than from conventional (and more expensive) texts.

Mark R. Pogrebin is a Professor and Director of Criminal Justice in the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has conducted numerous field studies in the areas of police undercover work, tragic events, Afro-American policewomen, emotion management, women jailers, psychotherapists' deviant behavior with clients, women in prison and on parole, and the strategic uses of humor among police. He has published three books and numerous journal articles and has had over twenty of his publications reprinted in anthologies.nbsp; Professor Pogrebin has his M.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. A nationally-recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Pogrebin held faculty positions at Florida State University and the University of Iowa prior to joining SPA in 1976. His present interests lie in the areas of criminology and penology, sociology of law and organizations, administration of justice, deviant behavior, and qualitative research methods.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Thinking and Reflecting on Criminal Justice Issues
Police
Practitioners
A Visigoth System: Shame, Honor, and Police Socialization
Racialized Policing: Officers' Voices on Policing Latino and African American Neighborhoods
The Highs and Lows of Emotional Labor: Detectives' Encounters with Criminals and Victims
Vice Isn't Nice: A Look at the Effects of Working Undercover
Reflections of African-American Women on their Careers in Urban Policing: Their Experiences of Racial and Sexual Discrimination
Outsiders
Procedural Justice and Order Maintenance Policing: A Study of Inner-City Young Men's Perceptions of Police Legitimacy
Urban Youth Encounters with Legitimately Oppressive Gang Enforcement
The Role of Law Enforcement in Making Sense of the Unimaginable
Victims' Voices: Domestic Assault Victims' Perceptions of Police Demeanor
Between Normality and Deviance; The Breakdown of Batterers' Identity Following Police Intervention
Judicial
Practitioners
Calling Your Bluff: How Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Adapt Plea Bargaining Strategies to Increased Formalization
The Social Construction of "Sophisticated" Adolescents: How Judges Integrate Juvenile and Criminal Justice Decision-Making Models
Discrediting Victims' Allegations of Sexual Assault: Prosecutorial Accounts of Case Rejections
But How Can You Sleep Nights?
Maintaining the Myth of Individualized Justice: Probation Presentence Reports
Outsiders
Preparing to Testify: Rape Survivors Negotiating the Criminal Justice Process
The Agencies of Abuse: Intimate Abusers' Experiences of Presumptive Arrest and Prosecution
Expecting an Ally and Getting a Prosecutor
Female Recidivists Speak about Their Experience in Drug Court while Engaging in Appreciative Inquiry
Jurors' Views of Civil Lawyers: Implications for Courtroom Communication
Corrections
Practitioners
Accounts of Prison Work: Corrections Officers' Portrayals of Their Work Worlds
Sensemaking in Prison: Inmate Identity as a Working Understanding
Gender and Occupational Culture Conflict: A Study of Women Jail Officers
Criers, Liars, and Manipulators: Probation Officers' Views of Girls
The Construction of Meaning during Training for Probation and Parole
Outsiders
Ambivalent Actions: Prison Adaptation Strategies of First-Time, Short-Term Inmates
Denial of Parole: An Inmate Perspective
How Registered Sex Offenders View Registries
Riding the Bus: Barriers to Prison Visitation and Family Management Strategies
Keeping Families Together: The Importance of Maintaining Mother-Child Contact for Incarcerated Women
Credit Lines
Index

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