The Criminal Justice System: Politics and Policies / Edition 10

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Longtime market-leader THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10/e combines the enduring classics in the development of criminal justice policy with the latest developments from the field—and most recent debates from Congress. Equipping learners with primary sources and the most current, cutting-edge research available, this thorough reader presents research-framed debates discussed in our administration of justice. It promotes a more thorough understanding of the structure and function of the criminal justice system while highlighting critical cross cutting themes, such as discretion, the sources of power inside institutions, and how the public may impact the way laws are written. Covering a broad range of topics, the Tenth Edition offers expanded coverage of DNA/wrongful convictions, prison overcrowding, white-collar crime, cyber crime, ethics, technology, evidence-based practice, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111346638
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/26/2012
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 249,748
  • Product dimensions: 2.48 (w) x 3.54 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

George F. Cole is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. He has been recognized for outstanding teaching and research and in 1995 was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. A specialist in the administration of criminal justice, he has published extensively on such topics as prosecution, courts, and corrections. He developed and directed the graduate corrections program at the University of Connecticut and was a Fellow at the National Institute of Justice (1988). Among his other accomplishments, he has been granted two awards under the Fulbright-Hays Program to conduct criminal justice research in England and the former Yugoslavia. He is co-author of several Wadsworth criminal justice titles, including THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 14th Edition (with Christopher Smith and Christina DeJong); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, 11th Edition (with Todd Clear and Michael Reisig); AMERICAN CORRECTIONS IN BRIEF, 3rd Edition (with Todd Clear, Michael Reisig, and Carolyn Petrosino); and THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: POLITICS AND POLICIES, 10th Edition (with Marc Gertz).

Marc G. Gertz is a professor at Florida State University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1976. His interests include public law/judicial process and behavior, administration of criminal justice, public administration/organization theory, public policy in the criminal justice system, American politics, and research methods. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut, Storrs.

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Table of Contents

PART I: POLITICS AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. 1. Two Models of the Criminal Process. Herbert L. Packer. 2. Racial Politics, Racial Disparities, and the War on Crime. Michael Tonry. 3. Rehabilitation and Retribution: Divergent Goals, Similar Paths. TBA. PART II: POLICE. 4. Broken Windows: The Police and Neighborhood Safety. James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. 5. The Preventative Effects of Arrest on Intimate Partner Violence. Christopher D. Maxwell, Joel H. Garner, and Jeffrey A. Fagan. 6. Militarizing the Police. Peter Kraska. 7. Suspicion and Discretion: Decision Making During Citizen Stops. Geoffrey P. Alpert, John M. MacDonald, and Roger G. Dunham. 8. Policing Immigration: Federal Laws and Local Police. Scott H. Decker, Paul G. Lewis, Doris Marie Provine, and Monica W. Varsanyi. 9. Legitimacy, Trust and Confidence: Promoting Support and Cooperation. Tom R. Tyler. 10. Terrorism and Local Police. Christopher W. Ortiz, Nicole J. Hendricks, and Naomi F. Sugie, Ronald V. Clarke and Graeme R. Newman. 11. Enforcing the Law: The Stress of Being a Police Officer. Judith A. Waters and William Ussery. 12. Less Than Lethal Use of Force. Gary M. Vilke and Theodore C. Chan. PART III: COURTS. 13. The Adversarial System in Perspective: A Comparison of the Adversarial and Inquisitorial Court Process. TBA. 14. The Decision to Prosecute. George F. Cole. 15. The Practice of Law as Confidence Game: Organization Co-Optation of a Profession.Abraham S. Blumberg. 16. The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court. Malcolm M. Feeley. 17. Public Opinion and Supreme Court Decision Making. Kevin T. McGuire and James A. Stimson. 18. The Vanishing Trial. Marc Galanter. 19. Prosecutorial Discretion: Making the Crime Fit the Penalty. David Bjerk. PART IV: CORRECTIONS. 20. Between Prison and Probation: Toward a Comprehensive Punishment System. Norval Morris and Michael Tonry. 21. What Works? Question and Answers about Prison Reform. Robert Martinson. 22. Reentry Reconsidered: A New Look at an Old Question. Jeremy Travis and Joan Petersilia. 23. The Aging Inmate. R.V. Rikard and Ed Rosenberg. 24. The Privatization of Incarceration. Anna Lukemeyer, Richard C. McCorkle, David W. Miller. 25. Mental Illness in Prisons. Pamela M. Diamon, Eugene W. Wang, Charles E. Holzer III, Christopher Thomas, and des Anges Cruser. 26. Alternative Incarceration: Boot Camps. Grant Duwe and Deborah Kerschner. 27. The Unique Experience of Female Prisoners. Thomas Baker, Laura Bedard, and Marc G. Gertz. PART V: POLICY PERSPECTIVES. 28. Criminal Justice Policy without Theory or Research. Daniel Mears. 29. Prevention and Treatment from a Biosocial Perspective. Kevin Beaver. 30. An Overview of Gun Control Policy in the United States. Gary Kleck. 31. Drugs, Crime, and Policy. TBA. 32. Specialized Courts. TBA. 33. Putting Justice Back into Criminal Justice: Notes for a Liberal Criminal Justice Police. Samuel Walker and George F. Cole.

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