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- NYU Press 1998; US$ 89.00
In contrast to government's predominant role in criminal justice today, for many centuries crime control was almost entirely private and community-based. Government police forces, prosecutors, courts, and prisons are all recent historical developmentsresults of a political and bureaucratic social experiment which, Bruce Benson argues, neither... more...
- NYU Press 2004; US$ 89.00
Winner of a 2005 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award (Honorable Mention. Americans fear crime, are rattled by race and avoid honest discussions of both. Anxiety, denial, miscommunication, and ignorance abound. Imaginary connections between minorities and crime become real, self-fulfilling prophecies and authentic links to race, class, gender and... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 8.99
Explanations of how and why innocent persons are arrested and convicted for crimes they did not commit, the supportive relationship between police and district attorneys offices that encourages false arrests, and the emotional and financial payoff for those convictions are included in the manuscript. Suggestions on how innocent people can protect... more...
- Australian Academic Press 2010; US$ 14.99
From prison interviews with violent offenders and a wealth of experience and research, an Australian psychologist explores the complex interaction between crime and culture. Fifteen convicted adult male violent offenders explain their understanding, motivations and rationalisations for their actions in relation to values. This nuanced understanding... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
The criminal justice system, with its complex policies and procedures and its focus on deterrence, punishment, and rehabilitation, can be a difficult system to understand. Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System presents an overview of the criminal justice system, exploring the network of systems which comprise it. Integrating social... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
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$ 49.95
Police custody is the gateway to the criminal justice process, meaning that there is much at stake for staff and suspects. This book offers a timely contribution to research on the police custody process, and is the first to examine the growing role given to civilians employed by the police or by private security companies within police custody areas.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
This book explores the politics, practice, procedures, and public perceptions of policing serious crime in China today by examining the role of anti-crime campaigns. By focusing on this aspect of the Chinese criminal justice system we are able to gain a deeper understanding of how the political realm operates to secure one particular aspect of social... more...