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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems.
Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses.
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 Mac Kenzie, 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.