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Street Justice

Street Justice

Retaliation in the Criminal Underworld

  • Author: Bruce A. Jacobs,Richard Wright
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521617987
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 154
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This study examines the structure, process and forms of retaliation in contemporary urban America where street criminals employ it instead of recourse to the criminal justice system. It explores retaliation from a first hand perspective, based on interviews with currently active street criminals rather than prisoners.

Dangerousness and Criminal Justice

Dangerousness and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Jean E. Floud
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crime prevention
  • Page: 228
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Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy

Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy

  • Author: Paul Garfinkel
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107108918
  • Category: History
  • Page: 536
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The author explains the sustained and wide-ranging interest in penal-law reform that defined this era in Italian legal history.

People with an intellectual disability and the criminal justice system

People with an intellectual disability and the criminal justice system

courts and sentencing issues

  • Author: New South Wales. Law Reform Commission
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Capacity and disability
  • Page: 461
  • View: 8884
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Serious Violent Offenders

Serious Violent Offenders

Sentencing, Psychiatry and Law Reform : Proceedings of a Conference Held 29-31 October 1991

  • Author: Sally-Anne Gerull,William Lucas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Criminal psychology
  • Page: 269
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Prediction in Criminology

Prediction in Criminology

  • Author: David P. Farrington,Roger Tarling
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780887060038
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 278
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Prediction in Criminology is the first book to bring together a wide variety of articles on prediction research in criminology. It stresses not only substantive findings but also the methodology of prediction research, and demonstrates how similar issues arise in many applications: problems of research design, the choice of predictor and criterion variables, methods of selecting and combining variables into a prediction instrument, measures of predictive efficiency, and external validity or generalizability. The collection includes research from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and will be of interest to an international audience of policy makers, practitioners, academics, and researchers.

Monash University law review

Monash University law review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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American Criminal Justice Policy

American Criminal Justice Policy

An Evaluation Approach to Increasing Accountability and Effectiveness

  • Author: Daniel P. Mears
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521762464
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 321
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Examines the most prominent criminal justice policies, finding that they fall short of achieving the effectiveness that policymakers have advocated.

Sentencing and Criminal Justice

Sentencing and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Andrew Ashworth
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139486748
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Andrew Ashworth expertly examines the key issues in English sentencing policy and practice including the mechanisms for producing sentencing guidelines. He considers the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process such as the Court of Appeal's approach to the custody threshold, the framework for the sentencing of young offenders and the abiding problems of previous convictions in sentencing. Taking into account the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the book's inter-disciplinary approach places the legislation and guidelines on sentencing in the context of criminological research, statistical trends and theories of punishment. By examining the law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system, including the prison and probation services, students gain a rounded perspective on the relevant principles and problems of sentencing and criminal justice.

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Ronet Bachman,Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452258198
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 528
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Like its predecessors, this Fifth Edition of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (by Ronet Bachman and Russell K. Schutt) provides complete coverage of the use and results of the contemporary methods employed in criminology and criminal justice research today. Specifically designed for undergraduate and beginning graduate criminal justice courses and programs, this text teaches research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students who will become professionals in the field. Students learn about the wide realm of research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of exercises included in the text and on the student study website that help them practice as they learn.

Prison Service Journal

Prison Service Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Governing the Dangerous

Governing the Dangerous

Dangerousness, Law and Social Change

  • Author: John Pratt
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • ISBN: 9781862872677
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 218
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The question of dangerousness - how it should be defined and punished, and the ethical dilemmas associated with it - is a recurring theme of modern policy. In this powerful and important book, John Pratt addresses this question by explaining how dangerousness first became an object of penological discourse and why it has since remained so. Pratt sees the late 19th century as an important turning point; earlier concerns about the threat posed by the dangerous classes give way to a new set of concerns about dangerous criminals. He traces change to the present, identifying ‘Three Strikes’ laws and related initiatives as the latest in a long line of attempts to govern the dangerous. Drawing on material from Australia, New Zealand, England, the United States and Canada, the author argues that dangerousness is not a quality possessed by certain groups of offenders. Rather, it is a particular creation of modernity, possessing a life force that began when the concept of risk and its attendant strategies of management found their way into the social fabric. Ultimately, the dilemma of dangerousness is seen as political rather than ethical. Which to choose? The burdens of state regulation necessary to keep dangerousness under control? Or, intolerable license that reducing the role of the state gives to it?

Danger, Duty, and Disillusion

Danger, Duty, and Disillusion

The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers

  • Author: Joan C. Barker
  • Publisher: Waveland PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
  • View: 6175
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This book provides a new perspective on police literature, examining how police officers feel about their profession and how they form community. Barker's (anthropology, Santa Monica College) analysis of in-depth interviews revealed that there are five phases of occupational socialization which she labels as: hitting the streets, hitting their stride, hitting the wall, regrouping, and deciding to retire. B&w pictures and the personal narrative of "Fred" enhance the insider perspective Barker tries to relate. A study guide following the text supplies thoughtful questions with the page number where the answers can be found. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice

The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency

  • Author: Daniel P. Mears
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110716169X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
  • View: 5905
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This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.

Criminology and Social Theory

Criminology and Social Theory

  • Author: David Garland,Richard Sparks
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198299424
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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In this unique collection, a distinguished group of social theorists reflect upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book brings together for the first time some of today's most powerful social analysts in a discussion of the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society. The result is a stimulating and provocative volume that will be of equal interest to specialist criminologists and those working in the fields of social and cultural studies.

Prison State

Prison State

The Challenge of Mass Incarceration

  • Author: Bert Useem,Anne Morrison Piehl
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139470981
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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During the past 25 years, the prison population in America shot upward to reach a staggering 1.53 million by 2005. This 2005 book takes a broad, critical look at incarceration, the huge social experiment of American society. The authors investigate the causes and consequences of the prison buildup, often challenging previously held notions from scholarly and public discourse. By examining such themes as social discontent, safety and security within prisons, and the impact on crime and on the labour market, Piehl and Useem use evidence to address the inevitable larger question, where should incarceration go next for American society, and where is it likely to go?

Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

  • Author: Dr Theo Gavrielides,Professor Vasso Artinopoulou
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409470733
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6644
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This book takes bold steps in forming much-needed philosophical foundations for restorative justice through deconstructing and reconstructing various models of thinking. It challenges current debates through the consideration and integration of various disciplines such as law, criminology, philosophy and human rights into restorative justice theory, resulting in the development of new and stimulating arguments. Topics covered include the close relationship and convergence of restorative justice and human rights, some of the challenges of engagement with human rights, the need for the recognition of the teachings of restorative justice at both the theoretical and the applied level, the Aristotelian theory on restorative justice, the role of restorative justice in schools and in police practice and a discussion of the humanistic African philosophy of Ubuntu. With international contributions from various disciplines and through the use of value based research methods, the book deconstructs existing concepts and suggests a new conceptual model for restorative justice. This unique book will be of interest to academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Trapped in a Vice

Trapped in a Vice

The Consequences of Confinement for Young People

  • Author: Alexandra Cox
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813570484
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 234
  • View: 4926
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Intro -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- There Are Birds Here -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Reproducing Reforms -- Chapter 2. Ungovernability and Worth -- Chapter 3. Racialized Repression: Barriers to the Emancipation of Young People at the Edges of the System -- Chapter 4. The Responsibility Trap -- Chapter 5. Change from the Inside -- Conclusion -- Methodological Appendix -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author

Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows

Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities

  • Author: George L. Kelling,Catherine M. Coles
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684837382
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 319
  • View: 1646
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing