A History of Modern Criminal Justice focuses on the modern aspects of the subject, from 1900 to the present. A unique thematic rather than a chronological approach sets this book apart from the competition, with chapters organized around themes such as policing, courts, due process, and prison and punishment. Making connections between history and contemporary criminal justice systems, structures and processes, A History of Modern Criminal Justice offers students the latest in historical scholarship, made relevant to their needs as future practitioners in the field.
Chapter 6: Criminal Justice Research and Professionalism, 1920s–1960s
Criminal Justice Research and Professionalism, 1920s–1960s
Criminal justice research and professionalism, at the start of the twenty-first century, have each reached a level of mature development. Since the 1960s, criminal justice has built for itself an established presence within higher education, in which colleges and universities around the world have developed academic centers, departments, and schools dedicated to training and research. Every year, publishing houses produce dozens of texts (including this one) that cover every aspect of crime, criminal law, and the justice system. Academic journals feature hundreds of criminal justice-related articles each year, and major professional associations such as the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology hold huge annual meetings that attract thousands of ...