Criminal Justice Theory Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Criminal Justice Theory|
|The Nature, Method, and Boundaries of Criminal Justice Theory|
|Foundations of Criminal Justice Theory|
|Durkheim's Comparative Method and Criminal Justice Theory|
|Neglect of Justice in Criminal Justice Theory: Causes, Consequences, and Alternatives|
|Theories of Policing|
|Explaining Police Organizations|
|Understanding Variety in Urban Community Policing: An Institutional Theory Approach|
|Individual and Community Level Theories of the Courts|
|Assessing Blameworthiness and Assigning Punishment: Theoretical Perspectives on Judicial Decision Making|
|Courts and Communities: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis|
|Testing Correctional Sector Theories: Two Examples|
|A Test of a Turnover Intent Model: The Issue of Correctional Staff Satisfaction and Commitment|
|Examining Correctional Resources: A Cross-Sectional Study of the States|
|Directions for Theory and Theorizing in Criminal Justice|
|About the Contributors|