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Criminal Justice System Politics and Policies

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ISBN-10: 1111346631

ISBN-13: 9781111346638

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: George F. Cole, Marc G. Gertz

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List price: $133.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
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.

Preface
Politics and the Administration of Justice
Two Models of the Criminal Process
Racial Politics, Racial Disparities, and the War on Crime
Mass Incarceration: Money and Policy
Legitimacy: Promoting Support and Cooperation
Criminal Justice Policy without Theory or Research
Police
Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety
The Preventative Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence
Militarizing the Police
Suspicion and Discretion: Decision Making During Citizen Stops
Policing Immigration: Federal Laws and Local Police
Terrorism and Local Police
Enforcing the Law: The Stress of Being a Police Officer
Less Than Lethal Use of Force
Courts
The Decision to Prosecute
Prosecutorial Discretion: Making the Crime Fit the Penalty
The Practice of Law as Confidence Game: Organization Co-Optation of a Profession
The State (Never) Rests
The Vanishing Trial
Corrections
Between Prison and Probation: Toward a Comprehensive Punishment System
What Works? Question and Answers about Prison Reform
The Aging Inmate
The Privatization of Incarceration
Mental Illness, Crime, and Violence: Risk, Context, and Social Control
Reentry Reconsidered: A New Look at an Old Question
The Unique Experience of Female Prisoners
Policy Perspectives
Discovering the Impact of Community Policing
The Problem of White-Collar Crime, and Forestalling Future Epidemics
Prevention and Treatment from a Biosocial Perspective
An Overview of Gun Control Policy in the United States
Specialized Courts
The Growth of COMPSTAT
Putting Justice Back into Criminal Justice: Notes for a Liberal Criminal Justice Policy
Index