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Drug Court Justice

Drug Court Justice

Experiences in a Juvenile Drug Court

  • Author: Kevin Whiteacre
  • Publisher: Drug Court Justice
  • ISBN: 9781433100567
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 140
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This book is an exploratory study of a juvenile drug treatment court in the Midwest. Based on observations and interviews the author conducted while serving as the contracted program evaluator, the book investigates how denial, surveillance, coercion, accountability, and definitions of success operate and interact in the Juvenile Drug Court environment and intertwine with institutional needs and authority structures. The book's findings suggest that some drug court practices may expose participants to potential harms that until now have been largely ignored in studies of drug courts. "Drug Court Justice" concludes with suggestions for reducing the potential harms of juvenile drug courts.

Chinese Policing

Chinese Policing

History and Reform

  • Author: Kam C. Wong
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9781433100161
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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This book documents a systematic investigation into various aspects of policing in the People's Republic of China, including its scholarship, idea, origin, history, education, culture, reform, and theory. It approaches the study of Chinese policing from an indigenous perspective, informed by local empirical data. In proposing an innovative theory of community policing entitled -Police Power as a Social Resource Theory-, the book seeks to look at crime as a personal problem, and police as a social resource, from the perspective of the people and not the state."

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice

An Introduction

  • Author: John T. Whitehead,Steven P. Lab
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351122452
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 526
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Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, Ninth Edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and the ways juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. Whitehead and Lab offer evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examine the prospects for rebalancing the model of juvenile court. This new edition includes insightful analysis and the latest available statistics on juvenile crime and victimization, drug use, court processing, and corrections. Recent developments include the possible influence of biosocial factors on delinquency; use of social media both for recruiting gang members and for combatting gangs; new probation models; responses to cyberbullying; the renewed emphasis on status offenses; the implications of drug legalization; police shootings; and specialty courts for teens and those with mental illness. Chapter 12 has been recast to cover specific information on prevention programs in addition to restorative justice approaches. Each chapter enhances student understanding with Key Terms, a "What You Need to Know" section, and Discussion Questions. Links at key points in the text show students where to get the latest information.

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System

  • Author: David W. Neubauer,Henry F. Fradella
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337557897
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 648
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The premier choice for Courts courses for decades, this popular text offers a comprehensive explanation of the courts and the criminal justice system, presented in a streamlined, straightforward manner that appeals to instructors and students alike. Neubauer and Fradella's crisp and clear writing, characterized by the organization of material into brief sections within chapters, ensures that readers gain a firm handle on the material. At the same time, the text's innovative courtroom workhouse model -- which focuses on the interrelationships among the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney -- brings the courtroom to life. AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM has long been known for the way it gives students an accurate glimpse of what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the thirteenth edition is no exception. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

SOCIAL WORK IN JUVENILE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS (4th Ed.)

SOCIAL WORK IN JUVENILE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS (4th Ed.)

  • Author: David W. Springer,Albert R. Roberts
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • ISBN: 0398091552
  • Category: Social work with criminals
  • Page: 418
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Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems sets the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The chapters, all authored by experts in the field and all committed to the mission of social justice, are written with the clear understanding that we cannot study criminal justice in a vacuum. Therefore, a major focus of the book is on the renewed growing sense of the profession’s obligation to social justice. Each chapter interconnects with the various components of juvenile and criminal justice. Another prominent aspect of the book is that it is strength-based. It views those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems as individuals rather than inmates or criminals, each with unique positive talents and abilities. The book is divided into four sections. The first section discusses forensic social work, including crime and delinquency theories, trends, and ethical issues. The second section prepares social workers for practice in correctional institutions and explores crisis intervention with victims of violence, reentry of adult offenders in society, and aging in prison. The third section covers assessment and intervention in child sexual abuse, mental health and substance abuse, interpersonal violence and prevention, child welfare and juvenile justice. The final section presents an overview on social work in the twenty-first century, which includes restorative justice and the justice system, new ways of delivering justice, domestic violence, neighborhood revitalization, race and ethnicity, and social work practice with LGBTQ offenders. This book will be the best single source on social work in criminal justice settings and will prove to be an invaluable resource for the many professionals who have responsibility for formulating and carrying out the mandates of the criminal justice system.

International Handbook of Juvenile Justice

International Handbook of Juvenile Justice

  • Author: Josine Junger-Tas,Scott H. Decker
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387094784
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 549
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This comprehensive reference work presents inside information on the Juvenile Justice-systems in 19 different countries, both in old and new EU-member states and in the United States and Canada. The book is the result of research conducted by a group of outstanding researchers, who are concerned about trends in Juvenile Justice in the last two decades, which blur the border between criminal and juvenile justice.

Corrections in the Community

Corrections in the Community

  • Author: Edward J. Latessa,Paula Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317410262
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue to grow in importance. This text provides a solid foundation and includes the most salient information available on the broad and dynamic subject of community corrections. Authors Latessa and Smith organize and evaluate the latest data on the assessment of offender risk/need/responsivity and successful methods that continue to improve community supervision and its effects on different types of clients, from the mentally ill to juveniles. This book provides students with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of community corrections and prepares them to evaluate and strengthen these crucial programs. This sixth edition includes a new chapter on specialty drug and other problem-solving courts. Now found in every state, these specialty courts represent a new way to deal with some of the problems that face our citizens, be it substance abuse or reentry to the community from prison. Chapters contain key terms, boxed material, review questions, and recommended readings, and a glossary is provided to clarify important concepts.

Youth, Crime and Justice

Youth, Crime and Justice

  • Author: Cyndi Banks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136661255
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 334
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Youth, Crime and Justice takes a critical issues approach to analyzing the current debates and issues in juvenile delinquency. It encourages readers to adopt an analytical understanding encompassing not only juvenile crime, but also the broader context within which the conditions of juvenile criminality occur. Students are invited to explore the connections between social, political, economic and cultural conditions and juvenile crime. This book engages with the key topics in the debate about juvenile justice and delinquency: juvenile institutions delinquency theories gender and race youth and moral panic restorative justice youth culture and delinquency. It clearly examines all the important comparative and transnational research studies for each topic. Throughout, appropriate qualitative studies are used to provide context and explain the theories in practice, conveying a powerful sense of the experience of juvenile justice. This accessible and innovative textbook will be an indispensable resource for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in criminology, criminal justice and sociology.

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

  • Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412992443
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 331
  • View: 2443
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Featuring ten new articles by experts in the field, this up-to-date reader emphasizes the ways that forensic psychologists apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on cutting-edge research to demonstrate the ways that forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention, the Third Edition addresses key topics in each of the five major subareas of the field—police psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

  • Author: Barry C. Feld,Donna M. Bishop
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019020883X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 960
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Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors that contribute to delinquency, and about the processes and contexts associated with the course of delinquent careers. Over the same period, public officials have made sweeping jurisprudential, jurisdictional, and procedural changes in our juvenile justice systems. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice presents a timely compilation of state-of-the-art critical reviews of knowledge about causes of delinquency and their significance for justice policy, and about developments in the juvenile justice system to prevent and control youth crime. The first half of the handbook focuses on juvenile crime and examines trends and patterns in delinquency and victimization, explores causes of delinquency-at the individual, micro-social, and macro-social levels, and from natural and social science perspectives-and their implications for structuring a youth justice system. The second half of the handbook concentrates on juvenile justice and examines a range of issues-including the historical origins and re-invention of the juvenile court; juvenile offenders' mental health status and considerations of trial competence and culpability; intake, diversion, detention, and juvenile courts; and transfer/waiver strategies-and considers how the juvenile justice system itself influences delinquency. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a comprehensive overview of juvenile crime and juvenile justice administration by authors who are all leading scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and is an essential resource for scholars, students, and justice officials.

Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

Juvenile Delinquency: The Core

  • Author: Larry J. Siegel,Brandon C. Welsh
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495809861
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 480
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Succinct but thoroughly cutting edge, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 4e presents theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, student-friendly paperback. This brief text is acclaimed for its authority and balance as well as the authors' ability to completely engage students in the juvenile delinquency course. In under 500 pages, Siegel and Welsh help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, and current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. The authors review recent legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives. A new boxed feature emphasizes success stories in intervention, while new career profiles give students invaluable insight into potential career paths--from those who live them every day. Completely current, the Fourth Edition includes enhanced and expanded coverage of emerging policies and programs, juvenile hate crime, social reaction and labeling theories, learning problems and delinquency, gangs, drugs, and capital punishment for juveniles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice

Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice

  • Author: Dana Peterson,Vanessa R. Panfil
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461491886
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 587
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Contemporary scholars have begun to explore non-normative sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in a growing victimization literature, but very little research is focused on LGBTQ communities’ patterns of offending (beyond sex work) and their experiences with police, the courts, and correctional institutions. This Handbook, the first of its kind in Criminology and Criminal Justice, will break new ground by presenting a thorough treatment of all of these under-explored issues in one interdisciplinary volume that features current empirical work.

New Perspectives in Criminology

New Perspectives in Criminology

  • Author: John E. Conklin
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: 9780205183883
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
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This reader includes the most up-to-date and engaging selections for a criminology course to be found under one cover, meeting an unfulfilled demand in the marketplace. All publication dates are between 1990 and 1996.

Criminal Justice in America

Criminal Justice in America

  • Author: George Cole,Christopher Smith,Christina DeJong
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285067665
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 4822
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Cole, Smith, and DeJong’s CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Seventh Edition, lets you experience the real-world excitement of this dynamic field while helping you excel in your course with the support of proven, integrated study tools. In this engaging, reader-friendly book, you’ll learn about new career opportunities in criminal justice and read true stories of offenders and their experiences within the system. You’ll also learn about the crucial role that public policy plays in the criminal justice system and explore the hot issues that are changing the face of criminal justice today--and shaping its future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Newsletter

United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Newsletter

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crime prevention
  • Page: N.A
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Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Kären Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111138907
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 640
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INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10th edition provides your students with comprehensive information on both law enforcement and the criminal justice system, all in one convenient book. This very practical, applied book not only examines the role of police within the larger criminal justice system but it also introduces your students to the other components of that system such as the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice. INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10th edition has a uniquely accessible writing style with many real-world examples and has a boots on the street perspective. This new edition includes an extensive discussion of data-driven strategies and policing, such as CompStat policing, intelligence-led policing and evidence based policing. Your students will also learn about controversies surrounding immigration law enforcement and several new Supreme Court cases affecting law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Gender, Psychology, and Justice

Gender, Psychology, and Justice

The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

  • Author: Corinne C. Datchi,Julie R. Ancis
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479885843
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 352
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Reveals how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation in ways that impact the legal status and well-being of women and girls in the justice system. Women and girls’ contact with the justice system is often influenced by gender-related assumptions and stereotypes. The justice practices of the past 40 years have been largely based on conceptual principles and assumptions—including personal theories about gender—more than scientific evidence about what works to address the specific needs of women and girls in the justice system. Because of this, women and girls have limited access to equitable justice and are increasingly caught up in outdated and harmful practices, including the net of the criminal justice system. Gender, Psychology, and Justice uses psychological research to examine the experiences of women and girls involved in the justice system. Their experiences, from initial contact with justice and court officials, demonstrate how gender intersects with race, class, and sexual orientation to impact legal status and well-being. The volume also explains the role psychology can play in shaping legal policy, ranging from the areas of corrections to family court and drug court. Gender, Psychology, and Justice provides a critical analysis of girls’ and women’s experiences in the justice system. It reveals the practical implications of training and interventions grounded in psychological research, and suggests new principles for working with women and girls in legal settings.

Criminal Justice Ethics

Criminal Justice Ethics

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Cyndi Banks
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412995450
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8523
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The importance of ethics in criminal justice -- Ethics and the police -- Racial discrimination in the criminal justice system --Lawyers and ethics -- The purpose of criminal punishment -- Ethics in Corrections --The ethics of criminal justice policy making -- Ethics and the "war on terrorism" --Media ethics and criminal justice -- Duty and principle -- Considering the consequences --The importance of character -- Egoism, pleasure and indifference -- A sense of justice --Caring for others.

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice

  • Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Randall G. Shelden
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780534557744
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 345
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This award-winning text was the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. It sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account what it is like to grow up female in a patriarchal society. Based on extensive and original research, the text provides compelling firsthand accounts as well as solid research and theory.

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society

Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society

Second Edition

  • Author: Randall G. Shelden,William B. Brown,Karen S. Miller,Randal B. Fritzler
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478630140
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 476
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Today’s headlines vividly illustrate the importance of understanding aspects of the criminal justice system too often ignored. While the second edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society includes the most recent statistics on the police, courts, and corrections, its provocative, current examples also spur critical thinking about justice in the United States. The authors offer an alternative interpretation of criminal justice rarely presented in traditional textbooks or by the media. They encourage readers to examine their beliefs about crime, punishment, and the law. Discussions in the chapters about how African Americans, Hispanics, whites, women, juveniles, the rich, and the poor experience crime and the criminal justice system contribute context for understanding different viewpoints. The poor and minorities are the most likely to be caught in the net of criminal justice—but inequities have consequences for everyone. Reflection on various perspectives provides helpful input for assessing attitudes and for becoming actively involved with issues that have significant consequences. Eighteen thoroughly revised chapters present historical backgrounds, theories, and emerging issues. New to the second edition is a chapter on veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Affordable, succinct, and engaging, this textbook presents the key concepts of the criminal justice system at less than half the cost of many competing textbooks.