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…  See more details below

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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
Preface
1The Nature of Crime in the United States1
2War on Crime Perspective20
3The Peace Perspective39
4Criminal Justice as a System63
5Police and Peacemaking83
6Courts and Justice104
7Corrections and Peacemaking123
8Drugs143
9Violence162
10Gun Control180
11Capital Punishment200
12Youth and Gangs223
13Crime from a Global Perspective243
14Give Peace a Chance263
App. ACriminal Justice as a Career268
App. BCrime and Justice on the World Wide Web276
Glossary279
Bibliography292

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