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Criminal Justice System Politics and Policies

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ISBN-10: 0534628745

ISBN-13: 9780534628741

Edition: 9th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: George F. Cole, Marc G. Gertz, Amy Bunger

List price: $136.95
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First published in 1972, this classic text helped define how research affects policy in the criminal justice system. The new Ninth Edition provides a unique balance of the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy, with the most current research from the field and debates from the halls of Congress. This 28-article reader allows students to see research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. Flexible in its design, this work promotes a more critical understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system, but it also invites attention to critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, occupational role conception, the sources…    
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Book details

List price: $136.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Marc G. Gertz is a professor at Florida State University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1976. His interests include public law/judicial process and behavior, administration of criminal justice, public administration/organization theory, public policy in the criminal justice system, American politics, and research methods. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Politics and the Administration of Justice
Two Models of the Criminal Process
Toward a Theory of Street-Level Bureaucracy
Racial Politics, Racial Disparities, and the War on Crime
The Media, Moral Panics and the Politics of Crime Control
Criminal Justice, Legal Values and the Rehabilitative Ideal
Congress, Symbolic Politics and the Evolution of the 1994 "Violence against Women Act"
Police Discretion Not to Invoke the Criminal Process: Low-Visibility Decisions in the Administration of Justice
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
A Sketch of the Policeman's "Working Personality"
General Deterrent Effects of Police Patrol in Crime "Hot Spots": A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Police Use of Deadly Force: Research and Reform
The Decision to Prosecute
Adapting to Plea Bargaining: Prosecutors
Defense Attorneys
The Practice of Law as Confidence Game: Organization Co-Optation of a Profession
Indigent Defenders Get the Job Done and Done Well
The Criminal Court Community in Erie County, Pennsylvania
The Process Is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court
Race and Sentencing
Maintaining the Myth of the Individualized Justice: Probation Presentence Reports
Does the Public Support the Death Penalty?
Between Prison and Probation: Toward a Comprehensive Punishment System
Further Exploration of the Flight from Discretion: The Role of Risk/Need Instruments in Probation Supervision Decisions
The Society of Captives: The Defects of Total Power
Well-Governed Prisons Are Possible
What Works? Questions and Answers about Prison Reform
Policy Perspectives
Legalization Madness
Crime-Fighting and Urban Renewal
Putting Justice Back into Criminal Justice: Notes for a Liberal Criminal Justice Policy