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Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues

An Anthology

Fourth Edition

Edited by Chris W. Eskridge

Publication Date - January 2004

ISBN: 9780195332056


This cutting-edge anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the field of criminal justice.


This cutting-edge anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the field of criminal justice. Each unit begins with a thorough introductory chapter, and brief introductions frame each chapter, putting the material into context for students. Thirty-six of these compelling essays are new to this edition and cover the following topics:

* Guns and homicide rates
* How genetics affect criminal behavior
* Wrongful convictions
* Community policing
* Citizen complaints and problem officers
* Challenges of transnational crime
* Drug courts
* Victim-offender mediation
* Community prosecution programs
* Difficulties in prosecuting domestic violence
* Spirituality in probation
* Preventing gang involvement
* Do juvenile "boot camps" really work?
* Parents and the control of juvenile delinquency
* Addressing female juvenile offenders
* The restorative model of justice
* Explaining changes in crime rates

The text also features helpful synopses of 100 leading justice-related and Supreme Court cases, as well as listings of professional organizations and information sources that focus on the field of criminal justice. Lively discussion questions follow each unit, and a subject index links topics directly to the chapters in which they appear. A completely revised, comprehensive Instructor's Manual/Testing Program is also available in electronic format.

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 1999
January 1996
January 1993

Table of Contents

    * New to the Fourth Edition
    Unit I: Crime and Justice in America
    1. Justice and the American Justice Network, Chris W. Eskridge
    *2. Explaining the American and Canadian Crime "Drop" in the 1990s, Mark Ouimet
    *3. Armed Americans: The Impact of Firearm Availability on National Homicide Rates, Anthony W. Hoskin
    *4. Black and White Differences in the Perception of Justice, Deane C. Wiley
    *5. Genetic Factors and Criminal Behavior, Jasmine A. Tehrani and Sarnoff A. Mednick
    *6. Estimating Wrongful Convictions, Tony G. Poveda
    *7. The United States Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment Evolution From Warren to Post-Warren Perspectives, Jack E. Call
    Unit II: American Law Enforcement
    8. Police Crackdowns, Lawrence Sherman
    *9. Community Policing: Is It Changing the Basic Functions of Policing? Findings From a Longitudinal Study of 200+ Municipal Police Agencies, Jihong Zhao, Nicholas P. Lovrich, and T. Hank Robinson
    *10. Police Culture, Individualism, and Community Policing: Evidence From Two Police Departments, Eugene A. Paoline, III, Stephanie M. Myers, and Robert E. Worden
    *11. Patrol Officers and Problem Solving: An Application of Expectancy Theory, Christina DeJong, Stephen D. Mastrofski, and Roger B. Parks
    *12. Citizen Complaints and Problem Officers: Examining Officer Behavior, William Terrill and John McCluskey
    13. Police Use of Deadly Force: Research and Reform, James J. Fyfe
    *14. Transnational Crime: Implications for Local Law Enforcement, Kip Schlegel
    Unit III: American Courts
    *15. The Origins and Development of Courts, Richard E. Messick
    *16. The Drug Court as a Sentencing Model, Gene Kassebaum and Duane K. Okamoto
    *17. The Impact of Victim-Offender Mediation: Two Decades of Research, Mark S. Umbreit, Robert B. Coates, and Betty Vos
    *18. Prosecutors Discover the Community, Brian Forst
    19. The Effects of Pretrial Publicity on Jurors, Norbert L. Kerr
    *20. Expectations of Privacy? Jurors' Views of Voir Dire Questions, Mary R. Rose
    *21. Victim Cooperation and the Prosecution of Domestic Violence in a Specialized Court, Myrna Dawson and Ronit Dinovitzer
    Unit IV: American Corrections
    *22. The Future of Probation: Reintroducing the Spiritual Dimension Into Correctional Practice, John T. Whitehead and Michael C. Braswell
    23. Intermediate Sanctions in Sentencing Guidelines, Michael Tonry
    *24. Prison-Based Programming: What It Can Do and Why It Is Needed, Daniel P. Mears, Sarah Lawrence, Amy L. Solomon, and Michelle Waul
    *25. Denial of Parole: An Inmate Perspective, Mary West-Smith, Mark R. Pogrebin, and Eric D. Poole
    *26. Community Supervision, Prosocial Activities, and Recidivism, Doris Layton MacKenzie and Robert Brame
    27. Race, Religion, and Support for the Death Penalty: A Research Note, Chester L. Britt
    *28. Beyond Correctional Quackery: Professionalism and the Possibility of Effective Treatment, Edward J. Latessa, Francis T. Cullen, and Paul Gendreau
    Unit V: American Juvenile Justice
    *29. Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders: The Relationship of Delinquency Career Types to Adult Criminality, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Paul E. Tracy, and James C. Howell
    *30. Preventing Adolescent Gang Involvement, Finn-Aage Esbensen
    *31. A National Study Comparing the Environments of Boot Camps With Traditional Facilities for Juvenile Offenders, Doris Layton MacKenzie, Angela R. Gover, Gaylene Styve Armstrong, and Ojmarrh Mitchell
    *32. Parental Efficacy and Delinquent Behavior: Do Control and Support Matter?, John Paul Wright and Francis T. Cullen
    *33. Sentencing Guidelines and the Transformation of Juvenile Justice in the 21st Century, Daniel P. Mears
    *34. Moving Toward Justice for Females Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium, Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owen, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, and Jill Rosenbaum
    Unit VI: The Future of Justice in America
    35. Understanding and Preventing Violence, Jeffrey Roth
    *36. Criminal Justice and the Future of Civil Liberties, Marvin Zalman
    *37. Restoring Justice to the Community: A Realistic Goal?, Susan Sarnoff
    *38. Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy, C. Ronald Huff
    A. Criminal Justice-Related Professional Organizations
    B. 100 Leading Justice System-Related Supreme Court Cases

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