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Crisis in American Institutions

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ISBN-10: 0205610641

ISBN-13: 9780205610648

Edition: 14th 2011

Authors: Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie, Jerome Skolnick

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Crisis in American Institutionsprovides students with an array of engaging articles that reflect America's social problems and encourage critical thought.
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Book details

List price: $123.00
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Arlene Skolnick, Ph.D., is a Visiting Scholar at the sociology department at New York University, and a consultant to the Families and Work Institute. for many years she was a member of the research staff at the Institute of Human Development, at the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on the Berkeley Longitudinal Studies, examining the emotional lives and marriages of study members as they evolved from childhood to middle age. More recently, Professor Skolnick has been studying the sources and impact of job stress on the families of police officers. She has also taken part in several interdisciplinary projects dealing with social science, law and family policy. In recent years, she helped to organize a monthly Family Policy Seminar at Berkeley, and co-edited the book that grew out of the seminar: All Our Families: New Policies for a New Century. Professor Skolnick has published a number of other books and articles on marriage and the family, includingFamily in Transition and Embattled Paradise: the American Family in an Age of Uncertainty. She is currently at work on a book entitled The Unfinished Family: the Future of Love and Work.Jerome Skolnick, a sociologist, currently teaches at the New York University School of Law where he is Co-Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He is also Claire Clements Dean's Professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Chair of the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has written many books and articles and has received numerous grants, honors and awards in recognition of his research and scholarship. These include the August Vollmer award of the American Society of Criminology; awards for distinguished scholarship from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Western Society of Criminology; the Mills award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (for Justice Without Trial); election to the honorary Sociological Research Association; and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He was Director of the Task Force on Violent Protest and Confrontation of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, Washington, D.C. 1968-1969 and served as President of the American Society of Criminology from November 1993 through November 1994. In 1997, he completed a three year term as Chair of the National Academy of Science/ National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice. In 1996 he was honored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice as their Criminal Justice Educator of the Year.

Jerome H. Skolnick is co-director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at NYU Law School. In addition to The Politics of Protest he is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Crisis in American Institutions; Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force; Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society; Criminal Justice: A Casebook; and The New Blue Line: Police Innovation in Six American Cities.

Articles new to the 14e will be added by 7/31
Zepezauer, Take the Rich off Welfare
Tax Cheats and their Enablers
Luoma, Water for Profit
Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
Draut and Silver, Generation Broke
Russakoff, Retirementrsquo;s Unraveling Safety Net
Liebow, Day by Day
Wessel, As Rich-Poor Gap Widens, Class Mobility Stalls
Brown et al, The Roots of White Advantage
Sentencing Project, Schools and Prisons
Golden, At Many Colleges, the Rich Kids Get Affirmative Action
The Economist, The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling
Orenstein, Learning Silence
Hondagneu-Sotelo, Domestica
Shahmehri, More than Welcome
Speth, A World of Wounds Lerner, Diamond Gans
The Underclass Label
Starr and Fernadopulle, Sick Out of Luck
Mutari and Lakew, Class Conflict
Washburn, Hired Education
Currie, The Myth of Leniency
Silverstein, Unjust Rewards
Klare, Oil, Geography, and War
Johnson, Blowback
9/11 Commission, What to Do?