Authors:David Duffee, Edward R. Maguire,
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: justice, criminal, criminology, studies, behavior, explaining, theory, nature
Number of Pages: 400
Published: 2007-03-01
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0415954800
ISBN-13: 9780415954808

Criminal Justice Theory is the first comprehensive volume on the theoretical foundations of criminal justice. The authors argue that theory in criminal justice is currently underdeveloped and inconsistently applied, especially in comparison to the role of theory in the study of crime itself. In the diverse range of essays included here, the authors and contributors integrate examples from the study of criminal justice systems, judicial decision-making, courtroom communities, and correctional systems, building the argument that students of criminal justice must not evaluate their discipline

Authors:David Reed Karp, Todd R. Clear,
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Keywords: justice, community, questions, criminal, key, restorative, case, studies, supervision
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2002-01-28
List price: $53.95
ISBN-10: 0761987460
ISBN-13: 9780761987468

Past methods of probation and parole supervision have largely relied on caseworkers who monitor their "clients" as well as they can. But, as numbers of "clients" increase, studies indicate that this model is ineffectual. The time has come to significantly rethink the approaches to community supervision.As described in What Is Community Justice?, the aim of the new efforts is to explicitly integrate the community and the criminal justice process in probation programs. There are five key goals that this book addresses to achieve this end: The building of partnerships between community supervisi

Authors:Susan Ehrlich Martin, Nancy C. Jurik,
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Keywords: justice, criminal, doing, women, system, occupations, gender, legal
Number of Pages: 296
Published: 2006-10-27
List price: $53.95
ISBN-10: 1412927218
ISBN-13: 9781412927215

Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women’s justice work roles over the past 40 years.

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: justice, criminal, american, history, popular
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 1997-09-04
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0195074513
ISBN-13: 9780195074512

This popular one-volume analysis of the evolution of American criminal justice places contemporary issues of crime and justice in historical perspective. Walker identifies the major periods in the development of the American system of criminal justice, from the small institutions of the colonial period to the creation of the police, the prison, and the juvenile court in the nineteenth century and the search for professionalism in the twentieth century. He argues that the democratic tradition is responsible for the worst as well as the best in the history of criminal justice in the United State

Author: Hazel Kemshall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grou
Keywords: justice, crime, criminal, risk, understanding
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 2003-10-01
List price: $164.95
ISBN-10: 0335206549
ISBN-13: 9780335206544

* How significant is risk to the formation and implementation of penal policy? * To what extent are the tasks and activities of frontline criminal justice workers informed by concerns to assess and manage risk? * Has there been a significant ’sea-change’ in the delivery of criminal justice, and if so, what are the future implications of this? This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical

Author: Howard Zehr
Publisher: Good Books
Keywords: little, justice, peacebuilding, amp, books, book, restorative
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2002-12-31
List price: $4.95
ISBN-10: 1561483761
ISBN-13: 9781561483761

Vengeance and bitter violence have had their turns—without redemptive results. How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? When a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require? Howard Zehr, known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming our understandings of justice, here proposes workable Principles and Practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful. First he explores how restorative justice is different from criminal justice. Then, before letting those appealing observations drift out of reach, into theoretical s

Author: William S Sax
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: justice, central, himalayas, social, healing, ritual, god
Number of Pages: 296
Published: 2009-01-02
List price: $25.00
ISBN-10: 0195335856
ISBN-13: 9780195335859

God of Justice deals with ritual healing in the Central Himalayas of north India, focusing on the cult of Bhairav, a local deity associated with the lowest castes, who are frequently victims of social injustice. When they are exploited or abused they often turn to Bhairav for justice, beseeching him to afflict their oppressors with disease and misfortune. In order to bring their suffering to an end, the oppressors must make amends with their victims and worship Bhairav together with them. Much of the book focuses on the tension between the high moral value placed on family unity on the one han
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