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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been one of the government's key priorities. This book provides a detailed review of the thinking behind these new plans and legislation, looking... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 46.99
"The Future of Imprisonment" unites some of the leading prison and penal policy scholars of our time to address fundamental questions. Inspired by the work of Norval Morris, the contributors look back to the past twenty-five years of penal policy in an effort to look forward to the prison's twenty-first century future. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 64.99
Introduction: Crime and Punishment in America Michael Tonry. Part I: The Context. 1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Public Opinion, Julian V. Roberts & Loretta J. Stalans. 2. Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice, Janet L. Lauritsen & Robert J. Sampson. 3. Gender, Crime, and Criminology, Kathleen Daly. Part II: Topical Crime Problems. 4. Street Gangs,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 67.99
Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 57.99
This handbook provides an accessible, high-quality, and comprehensive introduction to and overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. It is divided into five sections covering the purposes and functions of the system, its problems and priorities, and its main institutions-police and policing, prosecution and sentencing, and community... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 60.00
This volume brings together a collection of articles on penal reform in the United States, Europe, Japan, and other English-speaking countries. Unique and wide-ranging, the volume provides material on penal policy development and research and presents an international, comparative focus. Written by leading national and international authorities, it... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 14.99
How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? Blacks are much more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Labour has embarked upon a root and branch remaking of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, with a mass of new legislation implemented or planned. It has ensured a continuously high profile for criminal justice issues, and they have been at the centre of wider political discourse. Yet the basis and evidence on which these reforms are being... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 59.99
For nearly two centuries in the United States, the punishment of crime was largely aimed, in theory and in practice, at prevention, rehabilitation or incapacitation, and deterrence. In the mid-1970s, a sharp-and some argued permanent-shift occurred. Punishment in the criminal justice system became first and foremost about retribution. Retribution trumped... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 82.99
Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority on criminology, offers in these pages a comprehensive overview of current research, policy developments, and practical experiences concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and considers whether they have made America a safer place. Tonry contends that... more...