Criminal Justice: A Peacemaking Perspective / Edition 1

Criminal Justice: A Peacemaking Perspective / Edition 1

by John Fuller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205200435

ISBN-13: 9780205200436

Pub. Date: 09/30/1997

Publisher: Pearson Education

How does the criminal justice system operate? What are the important issues? The controversial ones? Get answers to these and other valuable questions with this introduction to the topic. This book is not just a compilation of criminal justice facts, but is a provocative and stimulating look at the criminals justice system. It presents a critical examination of the

Overview

How does the criminal justice system operate? What are the important issues? The controversial ones? Get answers to these and other valuable questions with this introduction to the topic. This book is not just a compilation of criminal justice facts, but is a provocative and stimulating look at the criminals justice system. It presents a critical examination of the criminal justice system by comparing and contrasting the war on crime perspective with a peacemaking perspective. It also covers important issues in their own chapter - drug abuse, violence, capital punishment, youth crime and gangs, and gun control. Novice lawyers, police officers, social workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205200436
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iii(8)
Preface xi
1 The Nature of Crime in the United States
1(19)
Defining Crime
2(4)
Types of Crime
6(2)
Crime Trends
8(8)
Crime and the Media
16(2)
Crime and Freedom
18(2)
2 War on Crime Perspective
20(19)
War as a Metaphor
22(7)
Costs of the War on Crime
29(10)
3 The Peace Perspective
39(24)
Peacemaking Traditions
43(5)
Peacemakers Who Challenged Injustice
48(6)
The Peacemaking Pyramid Paradigm (P(3))
54(3)
Rationale for the Peacemaking Alternative
57(3)
Government Policy as a Model of Behavior
60(3)
4 Criminal Justice as a System
63(20)
Overview of the Criminal Justice System
65(4)
Rule of Law
69(4)
The Victim and the Criminal Justice System
73(10)
5 Police and Peacemaking
83(21)
The Paramilitary Nature of Police Institutions
85(11)
Community Policing
96(3)
What Are the Limitations of the Community Policing Concept?
99(2)
Community Policing and the Police
101(3)
6 Courts and Justice
104(19)
The Criminal Court Process
106(4)
Discretion in the Courts
110(4)
Plea Bargaining and Justice
114(2)
Sentencing and Sentence Disparity
116(4)
Peacemaking in the Court System
120(3)
7 Corrections and Peacemaking
123(20)
Deterrence
125(1)
Incapacitation
126(2)
Rehabilitation
128(1)
Foucault and Social Control
129(1)
Forms of Corrections
130(8)
Resources and Rehabilitation
138(2)
Treatment as Social Control
140(3)
8 Drugs
143(19)
A History of Drug Use in the United States
145(5)
The War on Drugs
150(4)
Peacemaking and the War on Drugs
154(6)
Toward a More Sane Drug Policy
160(2)
9 Violence
162(18)
History of Violence in the United States
164(2)
Socialization into Violence
166(2)
Institutional Support for Violence
168(2)
Violence as a Solution to Problems
170(1)
Responding to Violence
171(1)
Prevention of Homicide
172(3)
Safe Streets and Empty Streets
175(2)
Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
177(3)
10 Gun Control
180(20)
The Legacy of Firearms in the United States
182(3)
Arguments for Gun Control
185(3)
Arguments against Gun Control
188(5)
Realistic Gun Control
193(3)
Peacemaking and Guns
196(4)
11 Capital Punishment
200(23)
History of Capital Punishment
202(6)
Arguments for Capital Punishment
208(3)
Arguments against Capital Punishment
211(7)
Costs of Capital Punishment
218(2)
Peacemaking and Capital Punishment
220(3)
12 Youth and Gangs
223(20)
Youth Culture in the United States
225(4)
Youth Crime
229(3)
Youth Violence
232(4)
Peacemaking for Youth
236(7)
13 Crime from a Global Perspective
243(20)
A Note on Ethnocentrism
245(1)
Crime and Justice in Saudi Arabia
246(3)
Crime in Africa
249(4)
Organized Crime in Russia
253(2)
Crime Control in China
255(4)
Sex Tourism
259(4)
14 Give Peace a Chance
263(5)
Appendix A Criminal Justice as a Career 268(8)
Appendix B Crime and Justice on the World Wide Web 276(3)
Glossary 279(13)
Bibliography 292

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