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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)
 
 
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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Ethnicity, Race, and Crime
Ethnicity, Race, and Crime (February 1995)
Perspectives Across Time and Place
Darnell F. Hawkins - Editor

This book examines both historical and contemporary patterns of crime and justice among white ethnics and nonwhite racial groups in the United States.

Researchers have long noted that rates of reported crime and punishment are higher for some ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. than for others. Comparatively high rates of crime have been reported for white ethnic Americans during the past and some groups of racial minorities today. These ob...(Read More)
 
 
Harm in American Penology
Harm in American Penology (December 1994)
Offenders, Victims, and Their Communities
Todd R. Clear - Author

This book analyzes the sources and results of the fourfold increase in the U.S. correctional population since 1970. It considers the following themes: the value of punitiveness, defined as penal harm; research on crime and criminals; concerns about victims of crime; and concerns about community safety. It also analyzes the relationship between social problems and penal harm, such as poverty and crime during the twenty-year period of correctional ex...(Read More)
 
 
Policing Under Fire
Policing Under Fire (December 1994)
Ethnic Conflict and Police-Community Relations in Northern Ireland
Ronald Weitzer - Author

This is a study of the conditions present in an ethnically divided society that affect police-community relations.

This book examines police-community relations in an ethnically divided society, focusing on the attitudes and experiences of the Catholic minority and the Protestant majority, and the lower-class and middle-class sections of those populations. These groups attach great importance to, but are often polarized over, issues o...(Read More)
 
 
Psychological Classification of the Adult Male Prison Inmate
Psychological Classification of the Adult Male Prison Inmate (August 1994)
Patricia Van Voorhis - Author

This book describes and examines five psychological systems for classifying adult male prison inmates: 1) Warren's I-level; 2) Megargee's MMPI-Based Criminal Classification System; 3) Hunt's Conceptual Level; 4) Quay's Adult Internal Management System; and 5) the Jesness Inventory Classification System. It also presents psychometric data on the reliability and validity of each system and illustrates different adjustment patterns of prison inmates....(Read More)
 
 
A Profile of Correctional Effectiveness and New Directions for Research
A Profile of Correctional Effectiveness and New Directions for Research (April 1994)
Ted Palmer - Author

"Moving from his remarkable book, The Re-emergence of Correctional Intervention, Palmer has provided the most valuable analysis of treatment effectiveness research available to date. Palmer is brilliant and his work deserves to be read widely." -- Phil Harris, Temple University

This book summarizes and integrates a vast body of previously unintegrated research regarding the effectiveness of correctional intervention, which emphasizes t...(Read More)
 
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