Critical Issues In Crime and Justice / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Joseph Caruso

"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is one of the most timely and informative textbooks I’ve seen. It provides an excellent overview of the most current challenges facing the criminal justice system today. I highly recommend it."

Eric W. Hickey

"This is the most significant criminal justice book of original works published in the current decade. It provides valuable information on policies, practices, and model programs in order to reduce the skyrocketing number of violent offenders and victims. It is the only book that includes the latest information on how to effectively intervene and remedy the violent crime problem."

Thomas W. Finn

"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is a fascinating blueprint for the criminal justice system of the future, an invaluable reference tool for progressive police executives, and an excellent teaching platform for all levels of criminal justice education."

John E.B. Myers

"Dr. Albert R. Roberts is one of America’s leading authorities on criminology and criminal justice, and the Second Edition of his Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is most welcome. The Second Edition provides extremely important and timely information on a host of issues that are relevant to students in criminal justice, social work, criminology, political science, law, and related fields. This book is an excellent text and will be extremely popular with scholars, practitioners, and students."

Dr. Laura J. Moriarty

"Dr. Roberts has compiled an invaluable resource that can be used in a multitude of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The essays address significant, critical and timely issues in criminal justice, and as such, the book is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, students, and anyone with an interest in criminal justice."

Joseph Caruso
"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is one of the most timely and informative textbooks I’ve seen. It provides an excellent overview of the most current challenges facing the criminal justice system today. I highly recommend it."
Eric W. Hickey
"This is the most significant criminal justice book of original works published in the current decade. It provides valuable information on policies, practices, and model programs in order to reduce the skyrocketing number of violent offenders and victims. It is the only book that includes the latest information on how to effectively intervene and remedy the violent crime problem."
Thomas W. Finn
"Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is a fascinating blueprint for the criminal justice system of the future, an invaluable reference tool for progressive police executives, and an excellent teaching platform for all levels of criminal justice education."
Doctor - Laura J. Moriarty
"Dr. Roberts has compiled an invaluable resource that can be used in a multitude of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The essays address significant, critical and timely issues in criminal justice, and as such, the book is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, students, and anyone with an interest in criminal justice. "
John E.B. Myers
"Dr. Albert R. Roberts is one of America’s leading authorities on criminology and criminal justice, and the Second Edition of his Critical Issues in Crime and Justice is most welcome. The Second Edition provides extremely important and timely information on a host of issues that are relevant to students in criminal justice, social work, criminology, political science, law, and related fields. This book is an excellent text and will be extremely popular with scholars, practitioners, and students."
Dr. Laura J. Moriarty
"Dr. Roberts has compiled an invaluable resource that can be used in a multitude of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The essays address significant, critical and timely issues in criminal justice, and as such, the book is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, students, and anyone with an interest in criminal justice."
Doctor - Laura J. Moriarty
"Dr. Roberts has compiled an invaluable resource that can be used in a multitude of courses in undergraduate and graduate programs. The essays address significant, critical and timely issues in criminal justice, and as such, the book is a must-read for criminal justice practitioners, students, and anyone with an interest in criminal justice. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761926863
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/2/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 657,716
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

D.S.W. from U. of Maryland. Chairman of Administration of Justice Department. Author or co-author of ten books, many in second or third editions, among them: Moraskin/Roberts: Visions for Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century 2ND (PH, 1998, 444 pp. $55.00), Roberts: Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research 2/e (O.U.P., 2000), Roberts ed. Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998, 300 pp. $45.95) He has also published two other books with Sage:

  • Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Cognitive Treatment - pub’d.1/95, sales to date of 2,585/$61,662 (2,290 paper/$50,497)
  • Helping Crime Victims: Research, Policy and Practice – pub’d 6/90, sales to date of 3,031/$57,325 (2,425 paper/$40,943)

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Table of Contents

Preface
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.

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