Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective

Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective

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Crime and Justice in America: A Human Perspective by Leonard Territo, Max L. Bromley, James Halsted

The focus on the human dimension and interpersonal relationships involved in the daily activities of the criminal justice system makes the book nformative, interesting, and easy to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780314933782
Publisher: West Group
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 633

About the Author

Leonard Territo is a Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He was previously the Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) of the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee, Florida. Part of his responsibilities included administration of the jail. Within this capacity he was actively involved in creating new programs, as well as selecting, training, promoting, and supervising correctional officers. He has served for more than twenty years as an expert witness in jail- and prison-related litigation focusing primarily on security matters, jail suicides, and inmate health issues. He has qualified as an expert in both federal and state courts in numerous states. He has also served for nine years with the Tampa, Florida, Police Department as a patrol officer, motorcycle officer, and homicide detective. He is the former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement at St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to writing numerous articles, book chapters, and technical reports, he has authored and co-authored nine books, including Criminal Investigation, which is in its eighth edition; Police Administration, which is in its sixth edition; Police Civil Liability; College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness; and Stress Management in Law Enforcement. His books have been used in more than a thousand colleges and universities in all fifty states. His books and other writings have been used and referenced by both academic and police departments in fourteen countries: Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Czechoslavokia, England, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Spain.

His teaching awards include being selected from among two hundred criminal justice educators from the state of Florida as the Outstanding Criminal Justice Educator of the Year, and as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Florida. He has been given awards by both the Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Tampa Police Academy for his years of teaching and meritorious service and has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law Enforcement. His academic credentials include an A.A. in Police Administration from St. Petersburg Junior College, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida, and a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University.

James B. Halsted received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He graduated magna cum laude, with departmental distinction, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Florida State University. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a member of the bar of the Texas Supreme Court. He has served as a federal prosecuting attorney in the Judge Advocate General's office as well as defense counsel. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida and a Professor of the University's Honors College. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles in the fields of criminal law, the humanities, and the criminal justice system. Also a distinguished teacher, Dr. Halsted has won nine teaching awards while at the University of South Florida, including the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Outstanding Teacher Award, culminating in his being named by the senior class as the University of South Florida's Outstanding Professor. Dr. Halsted continues to practice criminal law while teaching at the University of South Florida. He has served as the executive secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of the Greater Tampa Bay Area since the organization's inception.

Max L. Bromley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. He has previously served as the Associate Director of Public Safety at the University of South Florida and worked in the criminal justice field for almost twenty-five years. In addition to his many years of policing experience, Dr. Bromley also worked as a juvenile probation officer early in his career, which provided him with an understanding and appreciation of this critical part of the criminal justice system. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and has a doctorate in Higher Education with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Nova University. He has co-edited a volume entitled Hospital and College Security Liability and was the senior co-author of College Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Awareness. In addition, he has written dozens of scholarly articles and technical documents on a variety of campus crime and campus policing issues. Recently Dr. Bromley has been involved in research on community policing. His articles have appeared in Policing, Police Quarterly, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Dr. Bromley also wrote Department Self-Study: A Guide for Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, used at more than a thousand institutions of higher education.

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