Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice Education


Author: Frank Morn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293160
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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The rise of academic criminal justice from its beginnings at the University of California through its split into academic verses vocational models.

Crime History and Histories of Crime

Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History
Author: Clive Emsley,Louis A. Knafla
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313287220
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
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Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

Crime Control and Social Justice

The Delicate Balance
Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins,Samuel L. Myers,Randolph N. Stone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307904
Category: Social Science
Page: 488
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This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies


Author: Bruce Arrigo,Heather Bersot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686850X
Category: Law
Page: 688
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This book presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective.

In Defense of Prisons


Author: Richard Alan Wright
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 202
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Wright provides evidence to show that prisons often achieve their goals in the deterrence of crime and in the incapacitation of dangerous criminals. His research findings and sentencing recommendations are unique in the field and important to all concerned with corrections and penology.

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
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing

Prison Policy in Ireland

Politics, Penal-Welfarism and Political Imprisonment
Author: Mary Rogan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136811451
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This book explores how Irish prison policy has come to take on its particular character, with comparatively low prison numbers, significant reliance on short sentences and a policy-making climate in which long periods of neglect are interspersed with bursts of political activity all prominent features. Drawing on the emerging scholarship of policy analysis, the book argues that it is only through close attention to the way in which policy is formed that we will fully understand the nature of prison policy.

American Penology

A History of Control (Enlarged Second Edition)
Author: Thomas G. Blomberg,Karol Lucken
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412815096
Category: History
Page: 340
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The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment's past, present, and likely future. The story begins in the 1600s, in the setting of colonial America, and ends in the present. As the story evolves through various historical and contemporary settings, America's efforts to understand and control crime unfold. The context, ideas, practices, and consequences of various reforms in the ways crime is punished are described and examined. Though the book's broader scope and purpose can be distinguished from prior efforts, it necessarily incorporates many contributions from this rich literature. While this enlarged second edition incorporates select descriptions and contingencies in relation to particular eras and punishment ideas and practices, it does not limit itself to individual "histories" of these eras. Instead, it uses history to frame and help explain particular punishment ideas and practices in relation to the period and context from which they evolved. The authors focus upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with historical and contemporary eras to show how these contingencies shaped America's punishment ideals and practices. In offering a new understanding of received notions of crime control in this edition, Blomberg and Lucken not only provide insights into the future of punishment, but also show how the larger culture of control extends beyond the field of criminology to have an impact on declining levels of democracy, freedom, and privacy.

Justice in the Risk Society

Challenging and Re-affirming 'Justice' in Late Modernity
Author: Barbara Hudson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761961604
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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In Justice in the Risk Society Barbara Hudson outlines traditional liberal perspectives on justice, risk and security, as well as addressing some key concerns. The book provides theoretical analysis with a discussion of policies, and arguments are illustrated by cases and examples.

Police in contradiction

the evolution of the police function in society
Author: Cyril D. Robinson,Richard Scaglion,J. Michael Olivero
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 199
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To what extent can police as legal agents of a dominant class serve as servants of the people and of comunity-at-large? A lawyer, ethnologist, and sociologist examine the evolution of the role of the police function in society.

The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society


Author: Jonathan Simon,Richard Sparks
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446266001
Category: Social Science
Page: 520
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The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume. Headed by two of the leading scholars in the field, Jonathan Simon and Richard Sparks have crafted a comprehensive and definitive resource that illuminates some of the key themes in this complex area - from historical and prospective issues to penal trends and related contributions through theory, literature and philosophy. Incorporating a stellar and international line-up of contributors the book addresses issues such as: capital punishment, the civilising process, gender, diversity, inequality, power, human rights and neoliberalism. This engaging, vibrantly written collection will be captivating reading for academics and researchers in criminology, penology, criminal justice, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and politics.

Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice


Author: Ellen G. Cohn,David P. Farrington,Richard Alan Wright
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301537
Category: Law
Page: 147
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This book utilizes citation analysis of recent articles and books to identify influential scholars, important works, and patterns of issues and trends in criminology and criminal justice research.

Crime History and Histories of Crime

Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History
Author: Clive Emsley,Louis A. Knafla
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313287220
Category: Social Science
Page: 313
View: 2482
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Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

Dangerous Politics

Risk, Political Vulnerability, and Penal Policy
Author: Harry Annison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198728603
Category:
Page: 288
View: 6810
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Dangerous Politics: Risk, Political Vulnerability, and Penal Policy brings together relevant literature in law, criminology, and politics to provide insights into the nature of British penal politics, the role of the judiciary and pressure groups, and the interrelation between risk, the 'public voice', and penal politics. It presents a detailed case study of the IPP story: the creation and eventual demise of the Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence. Drawing on over 60 in-depth interviews with key policymakers, the author investigates the beliefs, traditions, and political processes that propelled developments in the 'IPP story', namely the creation, contestation, amendment, and demise of the IPP sentence. An indeterminate sentence modelled upon the existing life sentence but targeted far more broadly, the IPP sentence has been described as 'one of the least carefully planned and implemented pieces of legislation in the history of British sentencing' (Jacobson and Hough, 2010) and has dramatically increased the indeterminate-sentenced prison population, from approximately 3,000 in 1992 to over 13,000 in 2014. Though abolished in 2012, it remains a pressing issue: over 5,000 IPP prisoners remain, with ongoing campaigns pressing for their release. Standing as one of the most striking examples of the expansion of preventive goals in sentencing policy, this study of the IPP story stands as a cautionary tale, with important lessons for Australia, Canada, the United States, and other nations that continue to pursue preventive goals. This book argues that the IPP story demonstrates the need to be cautious of equating substance with process - while on one view the IPP sentence constitutes a penal manifestation of the risk society, its development refutes the 'evolutionary growth' of such policies as implied by the 'new penology' thesis. Dangerous Politics makes an original contribution to our understanding of the genesis and demise of the IPP sentence, and to our broader understanding of the nature of penalty in early 21st century Britain. It will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of criminology, criminal law, politics and policymaking, as well as sentencing and criminal justice policymakers.

Crime and Culture

An Historical Perspective
Author: René Lévy,Amy Gilman Srebnick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351947621
Category: Law
Page: 256
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Scholarly interest in the history of crime has grown dramatically in recent years and, because scholars associated with this work have relied on a broad social definition of crime which includes acts that are against the law as well as acts of social banditry and political rebellion, crime history has become a major aspect not only of social history, but also of cultural as well as legal studies. This collection explores how the history of crime provides a way to study time, place and culture. Adopting an international and interdisciplinary perspective to investigate the historical discourses of crime in Europe and the United States from the sixteenth to the late twentieth century, these original works provide new approaches to understanding the meaning of crime in modern western culture and underscore the new importance given to crime and criminal events in historical studies. Written by both well-known historians and younger scholars from across the globe, the essays reveal that there are important continuities in the history of crime and its representations in modern culture, despite particularities of time and place.

Crime Control and Social Justice

The Delicate Balance
Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins,Samuel L. Myers,Randolph N. Stone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307904
Category: Social Science
Page: 488
View: 6950
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This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.

The Cumulative Book Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment


Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Jamie Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134011903
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 6173
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Contemporary prison practice faces many challenges, is developing rapidly and is become increasingly professionalized, influenced by the new National Offender Management Service. As well as bringing an increased emphasis on skills and qualifications it has also introduced a new set of ideas and concepts into the established prisons and penal lexicon. At the same time courses on prisons and penology remain important components of criminology and criminal justice degree courses. This will be the essential source of reference for the increasing number of people studying in, working in prisons and working with prisoners. This Dictionary is part a new series of dictionaries covering key aspects of criminal justice and the criminal justice system and designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners: approximately 300 entries (of between 500 and 1500 words) on key terms and concepts arranged alphabetically designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners entries include summary definition, main text and key texts and sources takes full account of emerging occupational and Skills for Justice criteria edited by a leading academic and practitioner in the prisons and penology field entries contributed by leading academic and practitioners in prisons and penology.

The Criminology of War


Author: Ruth Jamieson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351545353
Category: Social Science
Page: 590
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The essays selected for this volume provide an overview of the range of issues confronting scholars interested in the complex and multiple relationships between war and criminality, and map the many connections between war, security, governmentality, punishment, gender and crime. The collection draws on the recent theoretical advances made by both criminologists and scholars from cognate disciplines such as law, politics, anthropology and gender studies, in order to open out criminological thinking about what war is, how it is related to crime and how these war/crime relationships reach into peace. The volume features contributions from key thinkers in the field and serves as a valuable resource for academics and students with an interest in the criminology of war.The essays selected for this volume provide an overview of the range of issues confronting scholars interested in the complex and multiple relationships between war and criminality, and map the many connections between war, security, governmentality, punishment, gender and crime. The collection draws on the recent theoretical advances made by both criminologists and scholars from cognate disciplines such as law, politics, anthropology and gender studies, in order to open out criminological thinking about what war is, how it is related to crime and how these war/crime relationships reach into peace. The volume features contributions from key thinkers in the field and serves as a valuable resource for academics and students with an interest in the criminology of war.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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