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Doing Justice in the People's Court
Doing Justice in the People's Court (November 1996)
Sentencing by Municipal Court Judges
Jon'a Meyer - Author
Paul Jesilow - Author

Presents research findings on city courts and their processing of misdemeanors, illuminating the conditions under which bias is maximized and minimized in the lower courts.

"Through analyses of interviews and in-court observations, this work critically and effectively examines how the different ideologies of judges, the presence or absence of legal counsel for defendants, the use of interpreters for non-English-speaking ...(Read More)
 
 
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State
Gender, Ethnicity, and the State (April 1996)
Latina and Latino Prison Politics
Juanita Diaz-Cotto - Author

Examines the experiences of Latina and Latino prisoners in New York maximum security prisons, offering a realistic interpretation of the relationship that exists between prisoners, the state, and the civil society within which prisons operate.
"This study is unique in its attention to the interaction of gender and ethnicity in prisoner organizing and prison management. Based largely on interviews with Puerto Rican ex-inmates and with corr...(Read More)
 
 
Missing Children
Missing Children (March 1996)
A Psychological Approach to Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Stranger and Non-Stranger Abduction of Children
James N. Tedisco - Author
Michele A. Paludi - Author

Focuses on variables that assist in confronting and preventing child abductions, including teacher training, public education and awareness, psychotherapeutic techniques for families and friends of abducted children as well as the children themselves.

"Even though parents believe they are capable of keeping their children safe, few are aware of the plethora of ways child abductors can achieve their goals. The public needs to be aware t...(Read More)
 
 
When Women Kill
When Women Kill (February 1996)
Coramae Richey Mann - Author

A fascinating profile of female homicide offenders emerges from this analysis of the characteristics of women murderers in six cities in the United States, including the circumstances of the murders, the role of the victims, the role of the perpetrators, and their fates in court.

The volume explores every aspect of females who murdered--from arrest through sentencing--and provides descriptions of ecological and other cir...(Read More)
 
 
Preparing Convicts for Law-Abiding Lives
Preparing Convicts for Law-Abiding Lives (November 1995)
The Pioneering Penology of Richard A. McGee
Daniel Glaser - Author

This analysis of corrections' pioneer Richard A. McGee draws upon his many lucid writings, on comments by those who worked closely with him, and on interviews with McGee himself and others. This book interprets his efforts, accomplishments, and limitations in their historical context, yet relates them all to current possibilities and problems in crime control.

In 23 years of directing California corrections, and in his national leadership tha...(Read More)
 
 
Simple Theory, Hard Reality
Simple Theory, Hard Reality (August 1995)
The Impact of Sentencing Reforms on Courts, Prisons, and Crime
Tamasak Wicharaya - Author

This book evaluates the impact of tough sentencing reforms on the courts, prisons, and crime. It also unpacks the resulting policy implications.
This book analyzes the origins, contemporary trends, and consequences of sentencing reforms in the United States. It explores and clarifies the principles, current practices, and implementation problems of "get tough on crime" legislation that has been America's most predominant response to crim...(Read More)
 
 
Alcohol and Homicide
Alcohol and Homicide (July 1995)
A Deadly Combination of Two American Traditions
Robert Nash Parker - Author
Linda-Anne Rebhun - With

The authors show how and why alcohol and violence are so often linked today.
"Your analysis of alcohol and homicide is the best I have yet encountered. You are thorough, cautious with conclusions, proper in telling us what you have not included. I applaud your analysis, your language and your properly limited conclusions." -- Marvin E. Wolfgang, University of Pennsylvania
"This book makes an important contribution to the literature on...(Read More)
 
 
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology (July 1995)
The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
John F. Galliher - Author
James M. Galliher - Author

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also examined.

"The Gallihers document the strains between 'Christian' and 'value-free' sociology and the constraints upon Betty and other women in a male-dominated academic world. These chapters offer a clear and systematic analys...(Read More)
 
 
Fear of Crime
Fear of Crime (March 1995)
Interpreting Victimization Risk
Kenneth F. Ferraro - Author

This is an examination of the factors that contribute to the risk of being victimized, such as crime rates and environmental and personal variables.
"This is the first study of its kind to use national data to examine the risk and fear of crime across various types of victimizations--types of crime. This book examines relationships between official crime risk, perceived risk, and fear of crime among various demographic categories, within...(Read More)
 
 
A World of Opportunities
A World of Opportunities (February 1995)
Lifestyle and Economic Behavior of Heroin Addicts in Amsterdam
Martin Grapendaal - Author
Ed Leuw - Author
Hans Nelen - Author

This book examines the policies of the Dutch toward illicit drug use and the effect these policies have had on heroin addicts and drug-related crime.
In many countries, the debate on drug issues has turned into polarization between legalization and prohibition. This book provides a third strategy, a "compromise" between the two extreme positions.
The Netherlands, particularly its capital Amsterdam, is known for its relatively tolerant...(Read More)
 
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