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The Child Savers

Author : Anthony M. Platt
ISBN : 0813545366
Genre : Social Science
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Hailed as a definitive analytical and historical study of the juvenile justice system, this 40th anniversary edition of The Child Savers features a new essay by Anthony M. Platt that highlights recent directions in the field, as well as a critique of his original text. Focusing on social reformers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Platt's principal argument is that the "child savers" movement was not an effort to liberate and dignify youth but, instead, a punitive and intrusive attempt to control the lives of working-class urban adolescents. This expanded edition provides a renewed and distinguished contribution by placing it in historical context through insightful commentaries from cross-disciplinary academics, along with an essay by Miroslava Chávez-García examining how Platt's influential study has impacted many of the central arguments social scientists and historians face today.

Critical Issues In Crime And Justice

Author : Mary Maguire
ISBN : 9781412970570
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 58. 67 MB
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This text provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice and criminology curriculum through contributed essays designed to review and expand upon key areas of study. The text will explore and examine theory, cases, laws and policies as they have been shaped by a larger social, cultural, and historical context. Topics span the gamut of the Criminal Justice and Criminology curriculum, including crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections and organizations.

The Road

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9780813540122
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 1894, eighteen-year-old Jack London quit his job shoveling coal, hopped a freight train, and left California on the first leg of a ten thousand-mile odyssey. His adventure was an exaggerated version of the unemployed migrations made by millions of boys, men, and a few women during the original “great depression” of the 1890s. By taking to the road, young wayfarers like London forged a vast hobo subculture that was both a product of the new urban industrial order and a challenge to it. As London’s experience suggests, this hobo world was born of equal parts desperation and fascination. “I went on ‘The Road,’” he writes, “because I couldn't keep away from it . . . because I was so made that I couldn’t work all my life on ‘one same shift’; because—well, just because it was easier to than not to.” The best stories that London wrote about his hoboing days can be found in The Road, a collection of nine essays with accompanying illustrations, most of which originally appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine between 1907 and 1908. His virile persona spoke to white middle-class readers who vicariously escaped their desk-bound lives and followed London down the hobo trail. The zest and humor of his tales, as Todd DePastino explains in his lucid introduction, often obscure their depth and complexity. The Road is as much a commentary on London’s disillusionment with wealth, celebrity, and the literary marketplace as it is a picaresque memoir of his youth.

Schools Under Surveillance

Author : Torin Monahan
ISBN : 0813548268
Genre : Social Science
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Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their dataùit is about the structuring of power relations through human, technical, or hybrid control mechanisms. Essays cover a broad range of topics including police and military recruiters on campus, testing and accountability regimes such as No Child Left Behind, and efforts by students and teachers to circumvent the most egregious forms of surveillance in public education. Each contributor is committed to the continued critique of the disparity and inequality in the use of surveillance to target and sort students along lines of race, class, and gender.

Delinquency In Society

Author : Robert Regoli
ISBN : 0763764345
Genre : Law
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Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

The Oxford Handbook Of Juvenile Crime And Juvenile Justice

Author : Barry C. Feld
ISBN : 9780190208837
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors that contribute to delinquency, and about the processes and contexts associated with the course of delinquent careers. Over the same period, public officials have made sweeping jurisprudential, jurisdictional, and procedural changes in our juvenile justice systems. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice presents a timely compilation of state-of-the-art critical reviews of knowledge about causes of delinquency and their significance for justice policy, and about developments in the juvenile justice system to prevent and control youth crime. The first half of the handbook focuses on juvenile crime and examines trends and patterns in delinquency and victimization, explores causes of delinquency-at the individual, micro-social, and macro-social levels, and from natural and social science perspectives-and their implications for structuring a youth justice system. The second half of the handbook concentrates on juvenile justice and examines a range of issues-including the historical origins and re-invention of the juvenile court; juvenile offenders' mental health status and considerations of trial competence and culpability; intake, diversion, detention, and juvenile courts; and transfer/waiver strategies-and considers how the juvenile justice system itself influences delinquency. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a comprehensive overview of juvenile crime and juvenile justice administration by authors who are all leading scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and is an essential resource for scholars, students, and justice officials.

Criminal Justice Today

Author : Frank Schmalleger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063902212
Genre : Law
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In a substantially revised eighth edition, Criminal Justice Today continues to set the standard by which all other introductory criminal justice textbooks are measured. The hallmark features that have made Criminal Justice Today the most widely read college criminal justice textbook form the core of this new edition. They include: A thematic approach that contrasts the justice system's twin goals of ensuring public order and safety while guaranteeing individual rights. The book's theme, present since the first edition, is more relevant today and continues to significantly influence the direction of American society. Timely content, including current issues such as efforts to enhance homeland security, concerns about restrictions on individual freedoms in the face of terrorist threats, corporate crime, identity theft, high-technology crime, and special issues such as policing an ever-changing multicultural society. A futures orientation, including a special chapter on the future of criminal justice that points the way to and helps students appreciate the unchanging foundation upon which American criminal justice rests. simple to stay abreast of the latest news, research reports, and government-sponsored studies of relevance to the study of criminal justice. The eighth edition also brings exciting new features to Criminal Justice Today. Among them are: Expanded police coverage, including an entirely new chapter on police organization and management. The criminal justice system's response to terrorism, including broad coverage of homeland security issues, the impact of domestic and international terrorism on criminal justice practices and procedures, individual rights in the face of enhanced security; and terrorism prevention, response, and control. Detailed coverage of corporate crime, including possible criminal activities of companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Vivendi Universal, Kmart, Global Crossing, Tyco International, and London-based auction house Sotheby's. Crime mapping, predictive, and enforcement technologies, including CompStat and CopLink software, wearable augmented reality devices, and biometrics. with special graphics provided by the Massachusetts State Police.

Social Problems

Author : Thomas J. Sullivan
ISBN : UOM:39015016133335
Genre : Social Science
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Juvenile Delinquency

Author : Larry J. Siegel
ISBN : 0314852980
Genre : Juvenile delinquency
File Size : 78. 97 MB
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New edition of a text that explores the most current theories on the causes of juvenile crime, the latest strategies being used to control it, and recent research studies and policy initiatives. Siegel (U. of Massachusetts) and Senna (Northeastern U.) discuss the concepts and theories of delinquency, environmental influences, juvenile justice advocacy, controlling juvenile offenders, and juvenile corrections. Boxed sections cover the most important legal cases that shape the system, Supreme Court cases, and important programs and policy initiatives that are now being used to help children in need. Each chapter begins with a real life story that illustrates a relevant personal dilemma. Includes 200-plus photos, tables, and charts. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

From Children To Citizens

Author : Francis X. Hartmann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043989156
Genre : Law
File Size : 26. 69 MB
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From the preface: "The issues around which the juvenile justice system is centered frequently evoke anger and impatience. These emotions arise because the issues are so important and movement concerning the same issues seems nonexistent. The persons who are involved with those same issues, however, elicit respect and, often, affection. The Executive Sessions of the Kennedy School of Government combine the two elements - issues and persons - with the stated goal of advancing fruitful and effective public policy. The Executive Session on the Future of the Juvenile Justice System regularly brought to the same table, over a period of almost two years, persons who understand the issues well, who are professionally and personally invested in certain positions on the issues, and who were willing to engage themselves fully in the exchange of ideas, both theoretical and practical, which an Executive Session demands. This book is one of the products of that process. The editor, who chaired the meetings of the Session, takes certain positions regarding the future of the juvenile justice system and what the system should look like ten years from now." 1

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