Part I: Overview of Criminal Justice
Chapter 01. Crime in America: Critical Issues, Trends, Costs, Policies, and Legal Remedies - Albert R. Roberts
Chapter 02. Case Exemplar on Criminal Justice Processing: Illegal Possession of Weapon, Domestic Violence and Murder - Donald J. Sears, J.D.
Part II: Understanding Crime and Criminals
Chapter 03. The Emergence of Youth Gangs: Policies, Programs and Community Responses - Mary Jackson, Ph.D.
Chapter 04. Serial Rapists and Mass Murderers - James Fox, Ph.D. and Jack Levin, Ph.D.
Chapter 05. Religion-related Crime Documentation of Murder, Fraud, and Sexual Abuse - Karel Kurst-Swanger, Ph.D. and Margaret Ryniker, JD
Chapter 06. The Sex Offender: Prevalence, Trends, Model Programs, and Costs - Lori Koester Scott, M.A.
Part III: Law Enforcement Critical Issues
Chapter 07. The Terrorism Phenomenon: A World Engaged - Richard H. Ward, Ph.D. and Sean Hill, Ph.D.
Chapter 08. COMPSTAT: The Emerging Model of Police Management - Vincent E. Henry, Ph.D.
Chapter 09. Community Policing and the Impact of the COPS Federal Grants: A Potential Tool in the Local War on Terrorism - Joseph F. Ryan, Ph.D.
Chapter 10. Police Use of Excessive Force: Exploring Various Control Mechanisms - Mark Blumberg, Ph.D. and Betsy Wright Kreisel
Chapter 11. Justice Response to Woman Battering: Evolution of Change - Lisa Frisch, M.A.
Chapter 12. Victim Perceptions of the Utility of Domestic Violence Arrests and Temporary Restraining Orders: A Qualitative Study - Gina Pisano-Robertiello, Ph.D.
Chapter 13. Homicide Investigations, Trends, and Forensic Evidence in the 21st Century - Lt. Norman Cetuk, M.M.H.
Part IV: Juvenile Justice Critical Issues
Chapter 14. An Overview of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Cases, Trends, Policy Shifts, and Intervention Strategies - Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D.
Chapter 15. Youth Homicide: A Critical Review of the Literature and Blueprint for Action - Kathleen M. Heide, Ph.D.
Chapter 16. Sentencing Guidelines and the Transformation of Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century - Daniel P. Mears, Ph.D.
Chapter 17. What Do we Do with Girls: The Dimensions and Responses to Female Juvenile Delinquency - Scott K. Okamoto, Ph.D. and Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D.
Chapter 18. Optimizing Adjudication Decisions Based on a National Evaluation of Juvenile Boot Camps - Gaylene S. Armstrong, Ph.D., Doris Layton MacKenzie, Ph.D.,
and David B. Wilson
Part V: Criminal Court-Related Critical Issues
Chapter 19. Sentencing Options and the Sentencing Process - Cassia C. Spohn, Ph.D.
Chapter 20. Debating Death: Critical Issues in Capital Punishment - Beau Breslin, Ph.D., and David R. Karp, Ph.D.
Chapter 21. Critical Probation Failures and Promising Innovations - Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., and Charles Lindner, M.S.W., J.D.
Chapter 22. PACTS --Probation and Pretrial Services Automated Case Tracking-Electronic Case Management System - Timothy P. Cadigan, M.A.
Chapter 23. Rehabilitating Felony Drug Offenders Through Job Development: A Look into a Prosecutor-Led Diversion Program - Hung-En Sung, Ph.D.
Part VI: Correctional Systems and Alternatives
Chapter 24. "All the News That's Fit to Print": A Content Analysis of the Correctional Debate in the New York Times - Michael Welch, Ph.D., Lisa Weber, M.A., and Walter Edwards, B.A.
Chapter 25. Prison Programs in the U.S.: Preparing Inmates for Release - Mary Bosworth, Ph.D.
Chapter 26. Restorative Justice Programs to Meet Female Offender Needs: Innovation and Advocacy - Katherine van Wormer, Ph.D. and Laura J. Praglin, Ph.D.
Chapter 27. When Prisoners Return to Communities: Political, Economic, and Social Consequences - Joan Petersilia, Ph.D.