crime and the justice system in america an encyclopedia

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The Social History Of Crime And Punishment In America

Author : Wilbur R. Miller
ISBN : 9781483305936
Genre : History
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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.

Crime And Punishment In America An Encyclopedia Of Trends And Controversies In The Justice System 2 Volumes

Author : Laura L. Finley
ISBN : 9781610699280
Genre : Social Science
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Covering some of the most hotly contested topics in crime and criminal justice, including proposed sentencing and prison reforms, controversial developments like Stand Your Ground laws, and Supreme Court decisions, this work supplies essential background, current data, and a range of viewpoints on these important issues. • Provides readers with a thorough analysis of the most controversial topics in criminal justice that includes contributions from renowned scholars, activists, victim service providers, and other experts • Addresses current trends and problems in America's criminal justice system • Includes tables, graphs, and charts tracking the most important developments related to crime, sentencing, and the prison system

The U S Justice System Law And Constitution In Early America

Author : Steven Harmon Wilson
ISBN : 9781598843040
Genre : LAW
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A comprehensive, three-volume set that provides detailed background essays, short topical entries, and primary document excerpts to explain the organization, history, and functioning of the U.S. justice system. * More than 50 contributing scholars provide a variety of expertise from the fields of law, history, and politics * A separate volume of primary source documents * A comprehensive bibliography as well as suggested readings for each essay and article * A glossary of hundreds of key terms like "contract," "injunction," and "precedent"

Crime And The Justice System In America

Author : Frank Schmalleger
ISBN : 0313294097
Genre : Social Science
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An inter-disciplinary survey of crime and violence in America with entry emphasis focused on the late-20th century reaching into the 21st century.

Latinos And Criminal Justice An Encyclopedia

Author : José Luis Morín
ISBN : 9780313356612
Genre : Social Science
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This unique compilation of essays and entries provides critical insights into the Latino/a experience with the U.S. criminal justice system. • Topical essays that provide context to major contemporary issues, such as immigrants and crime, drugs, youth, U.S.-Mexico border crime, policing, and prisons • Shorter, A–Z entries on a wide range of additional topics • Extensive bibliographies identifying further readings in the subject area

Encyclopedia Of Crime And Justice

Author : Joshua Dressler
ISBN : 0028653203
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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This interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms.

African Americans And Criminal Justice An Encyclopedia

Author : Delores D. Jones-Brown
ISBN : 9780313357176
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40. 76 MB
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Does justice exist for Blacks in America? This comprehensive compilation of essays documents the historical and contemporary impact of the law and criminal justice system on people of African ancestry in the United States. • 120 A–Z entries on race and criminal justice and famous or infamous African American crime perpetrators or victims • Contributions from more than 50 distinguished scholars from many criminal justice/criminology academic programs across the country • An index of key persons, events, and legislation

Encyclopedia Of Dna And The United States Criminal Justice System

Author : Louis J. Palmer
ISBN : 0786417358
Genre : Medical
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A guide to DNA and the criminal justice system covers such topics as public policy, legal statutes, and judicial rulings.

Subject Encyclopedias User Guide Review Citations

Author : Allan Mirwis
ISBN : 157356298X
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

Encyclopedia Of American Prisons

Author : Marilyn D. McShane
ISBN : 9780203344866
Genre : History
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The United States has the lighest incarceration rate in the world and crime is one of the major driving forces of political discourse throughout the country. Information about penal institutions, imprisonment, and prisoners is important to everyone, rom judges on the bench to citizens on the street. Now for the first time, a comprehensive reference work presents a full overview of incarceration in America. The Encyclopedia features original essays by leading U.S. corrections experts, who offer historical perspectives, insights into how and why the present prison system developed, where we are today, and where we are likely to be in the future. Every important aspect of American prisons is covered, from the handling of convicts with AIDS to juvenile delinquents behind bars, from boot camps to life without parole, from racial conflict to sexual exploitation.

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