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Criminal Justice

Created By: Rhonda Contreras | Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

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  • Cover of Human Trafficking: Applying Research, Theory, and Case Studies
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    Human Trafficking: Applying Research, Theory, and Case Studies

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (2018)

    This practical, interdisciplinary text draws from empirically grounded scholarship, survivor-centered practices, and an ecological perspective to help readers develop an understanding of the meaning and scope of human trafficking. Throughout the book, the authors address the specific vulnerabilities of human trafficking victims, their medical-psycho-social needs, and issues related to direct service delivery. They also address the identification of human trafficking crimes, traffickers, and the impact of this crime on the global economy. Using detailed case studies to illuminate real situations, the book covers national and international anti-trafficking policies, prevention and intervention strategies, promising practices to combat human trafficking, responses of law enforcement and service providers, organizational challenges, and the cost of trafficking to human wellbeing.

  • Cover of Comparative Criminal Justice: Making Sense of Difference
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    Comparative Criminal Justice: Making Sense of Difference

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2010)

    The increasingly important topic of comparative criminal justice is examined from an original and insightful perspective by one of the top scholars in the field. Addressing the need for a globalized criminology, David Nelken looks at why we should study crime and criminal justice in a comparative and international context, and the difficulties we encounter when we do. Evaluating 'global' trends in crime, risk and security, the book draws upon the author’s experience of working in a number of settings around the world. A range of case studies are included to illustrate the discussion, covering areas such as white collar crime, juvenile delinquency, and organized crime.

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    Criminal Justice and Crime Control

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    Content Type: major works

    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2007)

    This three-volume set of original (classic and contemporary) readings is designed to reveal the broad range of crime control strategies typically encountered in criminal justice systems worldwide. Such a collection is particularly timely not only because of growing concerns over the development of ‘new punitive’ responses to offenders (mass incarceration; new cultures of control, surveillance and security; naming and shaming) but also because of the imperative to unravel the impact that the emergence of supranational legal orders and international standards is likely to have on questions of national sovereignty and the democratic accountability of the nation state.

    Volume One - outlines the many and varied competing conceptions of justice in national and international settings.

    Volume Two - explores the varied means of punishment and correction that currently make up the penal landscape.

    Volume Three - examines how crime prevention, risk assessment and crime science strategies are significantly extending the reach of criminal justice into everyday lives.

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    Race, Crime and Resistance

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (2011)

    Race, Crime and Resistance offers a thought-provoking account of the problematic construction of crimes as racialized. Critical, empirically grounded and theoretically informed, it unpicks the persistence of concepts of race and ethnicity in perceptions and representations of crime.

    In a post-Macpherson, post-9/11 context, criminal justice agencies are having to adapt their responses to criminal behavior across diverse ethnic groups. This book draws on contemporary theory and a range of case studies to consider racial inequalities within the criminal justice system and related organizations. It explores the mechanisms of discrimination and exclusion, and the ensuing processes of mobilization and resistance.

    Articulate and sensitive in its approach, the book offers a vital insight into the pressing topic of race, crime and criminality. It clarifies complex ideas through the use of chapter summaries, further reading and study questions. It is essential reading for students and scholars of criminology, race and ethnicity, and sociology.

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    A History of Modern American Criminal Justice

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    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.

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    Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

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    Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics

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    Content Type: encyclopedias

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2014)

    Federal, state, county, and municipal police forces all have their own codes of conduct, yet the ethics of being a police officer remain perplexing and are often difficult to apply in dynamic situations. The police misconduct statistics are staggering and indicate that excessive use of force comprises almost a quarter of misconduct cases, with sexual harassment, fraud/theft, and false arrest being the next most prevalent factors. The ethical issues and dilemmas in criminal justice also reach deep into the legal professions, the structure and administration of justice in society, and the personal characteristics of those in the criminal justice professions.

    The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics includes A to Z entries by experts in the field that explore the scope of ethical decision making and behaviors within the spheres of criminal justice systems, including policing, corrections, courts, forensic science, and policy analysis and research. This two-volume set is available in both print and electronic formats.

    Features: Entries are authored and signed by experts in the field and conclude with references and further readings, as well as cross references to related entries that guide readers to the next steps in their research journeys.; A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes, making it easy for readers to quickly identify related entries.; A Chronology highlights the development of the field and places material into historical context; a Glossary defines key terms from the fields of law and ethics; and a Resource Guide provides lists of classic books, academic journals, websites and associations focused on criminal justice ethics.; Reports and statistics from such sources as the FBI, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court are included in an appendix.; In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide, index, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities.

    The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics provides a general, non-technical yet comprehensive resource for students who wish to understand the complexities of criminal justice ethics.

    Key Themes: History of Criminal Justice Ethics; General Criminal Justice Ethics; Police Ethics; Legal Ethics; Correctional Ethics; Criminal Justice Cases and Controversies; Technology, Crime, and Ethics; Ethics and Critical Criminology

  • Cover of The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime
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    The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female, and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses these issues.

    In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population. The text covers additional topics such the interaction of sexism, racism, and social class inequalities that results in an increase of female offenders, as well as the imprisonment binge that has resulted in an increasing number of girls and women being incarcerated.

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    Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings

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    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2013)

    What characterizes women's and girls' pathways to crime?

    Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the fields of criminology and women's studies. The contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate—worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization. This in-depth collection leaves readers with a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances of the realtionship between girls and women and crime.

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    Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

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    Content Type: books

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc. (2018)

    KEY FEATURES A unique approach brings the causes of delinquency into the discussion of the juvenile justice system. Case studies included throughout the chapters bring the content to life and illustrate for students the connections between policy and research. Critical thinking questions appearing at the end of each case study encourage students to use facts and research to make thoughtful decisions regarding the presented issues. A margin glossary helps students master the language used when discussing juvenile justice and delinquency Carefully selected photos aid visual learners by bringing the concepts to life. Web resources at the end of chapters provide students with opportunities explore further information.

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