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Criminal Justice Policy Making Federal Roles and Processes

ISBN-10: 0275973247

ISBN-13: 9780275973247

Edition: 2001

Authors: Barbara Ann Stolz

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The how and why of criminal justice policy making is frequently overlooked in criminal justice texts. Stolz fills that gap with this reader, which introduces students to the study of criminal justice policy making at the federal level by drawing on the discipline of political science. Each chapter includes: BL academic and government publications that acquaint the reader with federal criminal justice policy-making structures and processes BLcriminal justice policy-making issues related to each branch of government BL one or more political science frameworks, used to explain how governmental structures and processes affect criminal justice policy Stolz begins with an introduction to the background of federal criminal justice policy making. She then moves to the three branches of the federal government involved in the process. In addition, a chapter on non-decision making, where policy makers do not consider certain alternative policies, is included. Each chapter begins with a careful introduction by the editor and concludes with recommendations for further reading, including important electronic resources for further consideration. The selections in this work include academic and government publications and speeches that help to shed light on this important area of criminal justice studies. This unique volume provides the tools for analyzing how criminal justice policy is made.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 12/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Context of Federal Criminal Justice Policy Making: Responsibility and Ideology
Crime Control: The Federal Response
Ideology and Criminal Justice Policy: Some Current Issues
Presidents and Criminal Justice Policy Making
Special Message to the Congress on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice
Special Message to the Congress on Crime in America
Symbolic Policies in Clinton's Crime Control Agenda
Congress and the Legislating of Criminal Justice Policy Making
Structure of Congressional Criminal Justice Policy Making
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986: A Legislative History
Congress and Criminal Justice Policy Making: The Impact of Interest Groups and Symbolic Politics
Imposition of Capital Punishment: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate (93rd Congress, First Session)
The Bureaucracy: Affecting Criminal Justice Policy through Information
The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society Looking Back ... Looking Forward
Office of Justice Programs
The U.S. General Accounting Office
Drug Courts: Overview of Growth, Characteristics, and Results Executive Summary
The Bureaucracy: Implementation and Street-Level Criminal Justice Policy Making
Varieties of Police Behavior
Street-level Bureaucracy and the Analysis of Urban Reform
Police Culture and Corruption
Executive Summary: Report of the Commission on Police Integrity, Presented to the City of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, Mayor, November 1997
The Supreme Court as Criminal Justice Policymaker
In Re Gault
Criminalizing Juvenile Justice: Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court
Non-Decision Making and Criminal Justice Policy
Two Faces of Power
Public Law 100-690-Nov. 18, 1988 "The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988"
Conclusion
Selected Bibliography
Index