Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases / Edition 2

Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases / Edition 2

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson
ISBN-10:
1442220899
ISBN-13:
2901442220897
Pub. Date:
03/16/2013
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases / Edition 2

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. criminal justice system through nineteen historical and contemporary case studies. Each chapter opens with an engaging case, followed by an explanatory chapter that teaches core concepts, key terms, and critical issues. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout. It features new chapters on terrorism, the war on drugs, and gender. It also expands coverage of white collar crime and victims’ issues. New cases include Enron, the O.J. Simpson trial, Barbara Sheehan and Battered Women’s Defense, the story of Al Capone, and more.

In this second edition, Carolyn Boyes-Watson, with contributors Susan T. Krumholz and Aviva M. Rich-Shea, enhance student learning through case studies that serve multiple learning objectives: cases explore sociological issues of race, class, gender, and power, while also teaching students the law and processes of the justice system. The book is excellent for not just Introduction to Criminal Justice courses, but also any course that introduces students to the concepts of crime and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901442220897
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Series: Learning through Cases Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Boyes-Watson is professor of sociology and director for the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University.

Susan T. Krumholz is professor and chair of the Department of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Aviva M. Rich-Shea is associate professor of criminal justice at Massasoit Community College.

Table of Contents

PART 1

Chapter 1
Case #1: A 17th-Century Crime Wave: The Salem Witch Trials
Crime, Law, and Justice

Chapter 2
Case #2: The Scottsboro Trials
The Struggle for Justice

Chapter 3
Case #3: Execution or Self Defense? When Women Kill Their Partners
The Legacy of Gender Injustice

Chapter 4
Case #4: A “Run of the Mill” Crime
The Justice Process

Chapter 5
Case #5: Winning at All Costs: The Rise and Fall of Enron
Understanding the Crime Picture

Chapter 6
Case #6: Accident or Homicide?: The Shooting of Yoshi Hattori
Principles of the Criminal Law

Chapter 7
Case #7: Facing the Demons: Making Amends for Drunk Driving
Understanding Victims in the Criminal Justice System

PART 2
Chapter 8
Case #8: Security or Dignity: Rosa at the Border
Police and the Rule of Law

Chapter 9
Case #9: The Thin Blue Line: Rodney King and the LAPD
Beyond the Limits of the Law

Chapter 10
Case #10: A Woman in Charge: The Case of Paula Meara
The Mission of Policing in the 21st Century

Chapter 11
Case #11: A Businessman of Crime: The Rise and Fall of Al Capone
Prohibition and Policing: Rethinking the War on Drugs

Chapter 12
Case #12: False Patriots: The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Fear
The Impact of 9/11 on Civil Liberties and Law Enforcement

PART 3

Chapter 13
Case #13: It’s Never Too Late for Justice: The Prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen
The Structure of the American Judiciary

Chapter 14
Case # 14: Can Corporations Commit Murder? The Prosecution of Ford Motor Company
Understanding the Courtroom Workgroup

Chapter 15
Case #15: O. J. Simpson Trial: American in Black and White Trials, Juries, and Judgment

Chapter 16
Case #16: Bargaining for Justice: Bordenkircher v. Hayes
Plea Bargains in the Criminal Justice System

PART 4

Chapter 17
Case #17: The Crime of Punishment: The Story of Kemba Smith
The Justice of Sentencing

Chapter 18
Case #18: Surviving Time: The Case of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
Inside the Prison World

Chapter 19
Case #19: Making Parole in California
Community and Corrections

Index
About the Author

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