Crime and Justice in America: Realities and Future Prospects

Crime and Justice in America: Realities and Future Prospects

by Paul F. Cromwell, Roger G. Dunham

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Crime and Justice in America: Realities and Future Prospects by Paul F. Cromwell, Roger G. Dunham

The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive range of perspectives on topics and issue critical to the study of criminal justice. Presented in an interesting and readable format, the interdisiplinary approach provides broad coverage of the various topics and issues. Selected readings are included from many sources, such as recent criminal justice research monographs and articles from the professional and academic literature, case studies, sociological, psychological, and criminological analysis, the popular media and literature. The readings create a balance between theory and practice. Also, they promote critical thought about current criminal justice issues while encouraging a vision for the future. Each section contains selected discussions and analysis of current issues and problems, career opportunities, and strategies for pursuing employment in criminal justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132286367
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 11/04/1996
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

I. CRIME AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.
1. The Evolution of Criminal Law, C. Ray Jeffery.
2. Fallacies and Truths About Crime, Marcus Felson.
3. Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims, Marianne W. Zawitz, Patsy A. Klaus, Ronet Bachman, Lisa D. Bastian, Marshall M. DeBerry, Jr., Michael R. Rand, & Bruce M. Taylor.
4. Racism in the Criminal Justice System: Two Sides of a Controversy, William Wilbanks & Coramae Richey Mann.
5. Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System, U.S. Department of Justice.
II. THE POLICE IN AMERICA.
1. The Development of American Police, Craig Uchida.
2. The New Policing: Confronting Complexity, Herman Goldstein.
3. Policing and the Fear of Crime, Mark Moore & Robert C. Trojanowicz.
4. Police Shootings: Myths and Realities, Roger Dunham & Geoffery Alpert.
5. Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Plight of Patrol Women, Donna C. Hale & Stacey M. Wyland.
6. Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, Police Code of Ethics, The International Association of Chiefs of Police.
7. Sexual Misconduct by Police Officers, Allen D. Sapp.
8. Learning Police Ethics, Lawrence Sherman.
9. The Frustrations of Police Work: The Idealism and Realism of Being a Police Officer, William C. Wise.
10. Careers in Law Enforcement, Karen McElrath.
III. ADJUDICATION AND SENTENCING.
1. The Judicial Process: Prosecutors and Courts, U.S. Department of Justice.
2. Why Prosecutors Misbehave, Bennett L. Gershman.
3. The Criminal Lawyer's "Different Mission": Reflections on the Right to Present a False Case, Harry I. Subin.
4. Sentencing, Richard Singer.
5. Trial by Jury in the United States, Alexis de Tocqueville.
6. TwelveGood Reasons, Sheila Anne Feeney.
7. Ethics and the Courts, Joycelyn M. Pollock.
8. Careers in the Courts, Robert C. Delucia & Thomas J. Doyle.
4. JAILS, PRISONS, AND COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS.
1. Jail Overcrowding: Social Sanitation and Warehousing of the Urban Lower-Class, Michael Welch.
2. The Dirty Secret of Cellblock 6: A Report from the Inside, Craig Horowitz.
3. Boot Camp Prisons, Doris Layton.
4. Women in Prison, Tracy L. Snell.
5. Private Prisons, John J. Dilulio.
6. This Man Has Expired, Robert Johnson.
7. Parole: Past and Present, Paul Cromwell.
8. Romancing the Stone or Stoning the Romance: Ethics of Community-Based Corrections, Sam Souryal.
9. Code of Ethics, American Correctional Association.
10. An Officer of the Court: Working in Probation, Linda Peck.
11. Careers in Corrections, Robert C. Delucia & Thomas J. Doyle.
V. LOOKING TOWARD THE 21st CENTURY.
1. Peeking Over the Rim: What Lies Ahead?, Kenneth J. Peak.
2. The Changing Face of America, Robert C. Trojanowicz & David L. Carter.
3. Ophelia the C.C.W.: May 11, 2010, Todd R. Clear.
4. Police: A Future of Utopia or Dystopia, William N. Holden & Allen D. Sapp.
Index.

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