ISBN-10:
0132253771
ISBN-13:
9780132253772
Pub. Date:
08/25/2006
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Crime Prevention in America / Edition 1

Crime Prevention in America / Edition 1

by Dean J. Champion
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ISBN-13: 9780132253772
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 08/25/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dean John Champion is Professor of Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International University; Laredo, Texas. Dr. Champion has taught at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, California State University-Long Beach, and Minot State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University and B.S. and M.A. degrees from Brigham Young University. He also completed several years of law school at the Nashville School of Law.

Dr. Champion has written over 35 texts and/or edited works and maintains memberships in eleven professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. He is a former editor of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Anderson Publishing Company Series on Issues in Crime and Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. He is a contributing author for the Encarta Encyclopedia 2000 for Microsoft. He has been a Visiting Scholar for the National Center for Juvenile Justice and is a former president of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. He has also designed and/or offered numerous online courses for the University of Phoenix, Excelsior University, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Among his published books for Prentice-Hall include Administration of Criminal Justice: Structure, Function, and Process (2003); Basic Statistics for Social Research (1970, 1981); Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology 3/e (1993, 2000, 2006); The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law 4/e (1992, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 forthcoming); Corrections in the United States: A Contemporary Perspective 4/e (1990, 1998, 2001, 2005); Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 5/e (1990, 1996, 1999, 2005); Policing in the Community (w/George Rush) (1996); and The Administration of Justice Systems (2001).

Dr. Champion's specialty interests include juvenile justice, criminal justice administration, corrections, and statistics/methods.

Table of Contents

PART I: CRIME PREVENTION: HISTORY AND THE MEDIA

1. The History of Crime Prevention in the Unites States.”

2. "The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization."

3. "Media Consumption and Public Attitudes Toward Crime and Justice: The Relationship Between Fear of Crime, Punitive Attitudes, and Perceived Police Effectiveness." J

PART II: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIME PREVENTION

4. "Examining the Role of the Police in Reentry Partnership Initiatives."

5. "Defending Against Cybercrime and Terrorism: A New Role for Universities."

6. "Coordinated Terrorist Attacks: Implications for Local Responders."

8. Crime Mapping and Analysis by Community Organizations in Hartford , Connecticut .

10. "Managing Joint Terrorism Task Force Resources."

11. "The Future of Public/Privat Partnerships."

PART III: THE COURTS AND CRIME PREVENTION

12. "State Sentencing Schemes, Part I and II."

13. "The Imposition of Economic Sanctions in Philadelphia: Costs, Fines, and Restitution."

14. Listening to Victims: A Critique of Restorative Justice Policy and Practice in the United States."

15. "Are the Politics of Criminal Justice Changing?"

PART IV: CORRECTION AND CRIME PREVENTION

Institutional Corrections

16. "The University of Washington Vipaasana Mediation Research Project."

17. "Prison-Based Therapeutic Community Substance Abuse Programs."

18. "Adult Basic/Secondary Education Program for the Incarcerated in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin."

Community Corrections

19. "Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Parole Violators."

20. "Offender Re-Entry: A Returning or Reformed Criminal?"

21. "Offender Re-Entry Requires Attention to Victim Safety."

22. "Managing Offender Resistance to Counseling: The '3R's'."

PART V: JUVENILE DELINGQUENCY AND ITS PREVENTION

23. "Restorative Justice, Communities, and Delinquency: Whom Do We Reintegrate?"

24. "The Peer Court Experience."

25. Treatment, Services and Intervention Programs for Child Delinquents.

26. "Truency Mediation: A Collaborative Approach to Truancy Intervention."

27. "What Works in Juvenile Justice Outcome Measurement? A Comparison of Predicted Success to Observed Performance."

PART VI: CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR SELECTED OFFENSES: PROGRAM EVALUATION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

28. "Did CEASEFIRE, COMPSTAT, and EXILE Reduce Homicide?"

29. "How Do You Know If It Works? Evaluation Strategies for Making Evidence-Based Decisions."

30. "Mental Health Jail Diversion." American Jails 17:35-41

31. "Electronic Monitoring: Positive Intervention Strategies."

32. "PROGRESS: An Enhanced Supervision Program for High-Risk Criminal Offenders."

33. "Problem-Solving Probation: Overview of Four Community-Based Programs."

34. "Willingness-to-Pay for Crime Control Programs."

35. "Minor Crime in a Quaint Setting: Practices, Outcomes, and Limits of Vermont Reparative Boards."

36. Restitution: Making It Work.

37. "High Anxiety Offenders in Correctional Settings: It's Time for Another Look."

38. "Managing Offenders with Special Health Needs: Highest and Best Use Strategies."

39. "Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders in Offenders: Approaches, Findings and Recommendations."

40. "Debating the Effectiveness of Parole."

41. "Targeting for Re-Entry: Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria Across Eight Model Programs."

42. "Environmental Corrections: A New Paradigm for Effective Probation and Parole Supervision."

43. "Evaluation Report of the Juvenile Mediation Program."

44. "Costs and Outcomes of a Work Ethic Camp: How Do They Compare to a Traditional Prison Facility?"

45. Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002.

46. "Financial Crimes Against the Elderly."

47. "What is Telemarketing Fraud."

48. What kinds of Telemarketing Schemes Are Out There?

49. "Are Sex Offenders Dangerous?"

50. "Assault Prevention."

51. "Model Peer-Led Sexual Assault Prevention Programs for Engaging and Empowering Youth."

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