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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice / Edition 1
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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice / Edition 1

by Mary H. Maguire, Daniel (Dan) W. (William) Okada
 

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ISBN-10: 1412970571

ISBN-13: 9781412970570

Pub. Date: 02/23/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this important book, essays explore the gamut of topics in criminal justice and criminology, examining both historical and contemporary material to illustrate the past and present of each topic covered. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book illustrates the breadth of research, policy, and practice implications in key areas of the field, such as crime

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In this important book, essays explore the gamut of topics in criminal justice and criminology, examining both historical and contemporary material to illustrate the past and present of each topic covered. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book illustrates the breadth of research, policy, and practice implications in key areas of the field, such as crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections, and organizations. The coverage of concepts, insights, voices, and perspectives is geared toward students with a background in criminal justice or criminology courses to challenge them to synthesize what they have learned, to question standard interpretations, and to begin to create new directions and visions for their future careers as professionals in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412970570
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1. Introduction: The Many Voices in Justice - Mary Maguire and Dan Okada
PART I. Criminal Justice and Criminological Paradigms
2. The Importance of Ethics in Criminal Justice - Cyndi Banks
3. Criminological Theory and Crime Explanation - Dan Okada
4. Unleashing the Power of Criminal Justice Theory - Peter B. Kraska
PART II. Offenses and Offenders
5. Juvenile Delinquency - David L. Parry
6. Gender Matters: Trends in Girls' Criminality - Meda Chesney-Lind
7. Race and Crime - Helen Taylor Greene
8. Culture, Media and Crime - Dimitri A. Bogazianos
9. Crime and Economics: Consumer Culture, Criminology and the Politics of Exclusion - Stephen L. Muzzatti
10. Sex Crimes - Mary Maguire
11. Terrorism and the Criminal Justice System: Questions, Issues and Current Applicable Law - Sharla J. "Kris" Cook
12. Developments in Cyber Criminology - Johnny Nhan and Michael Bachmann
PART III. Policing and Law Enforcement
13. A History of American Policing - Craig D. Uchida
14. Police Theory - John Crank, Dawn Irlbeck and Connie M. Koski
15. Contemporary Policing: Police Work in the 21st Century - Christopher C. Cooper
PART IV. Policy and Jurisprudence
16. Police Organization and Administration - Thomas W. Nolan
17. Public Policy - Frank P. Williams III and Janice Ahmad
18. American Courts - Cassia Spohn
19. The Juvenile Justice System - Randall G. Shelden
PART V. Corrections and Societal Response
20. The Philosophical and Ideological Underpinnings of Corrections - Anthony Walsh and Ilhong Yun
21. Community Corrections, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reentry - Marilyn D. Mc Shane and Traqina Emeka
22. Restorative Justice in Theory - Lois Presser
23. Garbage In, Garbage Out? Convict Criminology, the Convict Code and Participatory Prison Reform - Alan Mobley
ABOUT THE EDITORS
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

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