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The French Connection in Criminology
The French Connection in Criminology (February 2005)
Rediscovering Crime, Law, and Social Change
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author
Dragan Milovanovic - Author
Robert Carl Schehr - Author

2005 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Brings the insights of postmodernism to the concerns of criminology and includes examples of how social theory can function in the real-world realm of criminal law.

This is the first comprehensive, accessible, and integrative overview of postmodernism's contribu...(Read More)
Psychological Jurisprudence
Psychological Jurisprudence (August 2004)
Critical Explorations in Law, Crime, and Society
Bruce A. Arrigo - Editor

A critical look at the relationship between law and psychology.

Psychological jurisprudence—or the use of psychology in the legal realm—relies on theories and methods of criminal justice and mental health to make decisions about intervention, policy, and programming. While the intentions behind the law-psychology field are humane, the results often are not. This book provides a "radical" agenda for...(Read More)
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy
Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy (October 2003)
Evaluating California's Imprisonment Crisis
Kathleen Auerhahn - Author

Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.

From the 1970s to the new millennium, the prison population in the United States has quadrupled while an unprecedented amount of sentencing reform has taken place, largely intended to protect the public from dangerous criminals. This book details the California experience, including the history and...(Read More)
Race in the Jury Box
Race in the Jury Box (August 2003)
Affirmative Action in Jury Selection
Hiroshi Fukurai - Author
Richard Krooth - Author

Discusses race-conscious jury selection and highlights strategies for achieving racially mixed juries.

Race in the Jury Box
focuses on the racially unrepresentative jury as one of the remaining barriers to racial equality and a recurring source of controversy in American life. Because members of minority groups remain underrepresented on juries, various communities have tried race-conscious jury selection, termed &qu...(Read More)
Organizational Structure in American Police Agencies
Organizational Structure in American Police Agencies (January 2003)
Context, Complexity, and Control
Edward R. Maguire - Author

A new theory accounts for the characteristics of individual police departments.

Although most large police organizations perform the same tasks, there is tremendous variation in how individual organizations are structured. To account for this variation, author Edward R. Maguire develops a new theory that attributes the formal structures of large municipal police agencies to the contexts in which the...(Read More)
Punishing the Mentally Ill
Punishing the Mentally Ill (July 2002)
A Critical Analysis of Law and Psychiatry
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author
George B. Palermo - Foreword by
Michael L. Perlin - Preface by

A provocative exploration of a wide range of controversies in mental health law, this book argues that the criminal justice system punishes citizens for being mentally ill.

A powerful, sophisticated, and original critique on how the disciplines of law and psychiatry behave and on how the mental health and justice systems operate, Punishing the Mentally Ill reveals where, how, and why the identity and humanity o...(Read More)
Law, Psychology, and Justice
Law, Psychology, and Justice (November 2001)
Chaos Theory and the New (Dis)order
Christopher R. Williams - Author
Bruce A. Arrigo - Author

A provocative critique of the relationship between the legal system and psychology that uses chaos theory to offer a more humane alternative.

Law, Psychology, and Justice
charts a new and provocative direction in the area of mental health and justice studies. Relying on the science of chaos theory, the authors provide a series of compelling, clear, and concise arguments for why many of our current forensic psychology p...(Read More)
Constitutive Criminology at Work
Constitutive Criminology at Work (August 1999)
Applications to Crime and Justice
Stuart Henry - Editor
Dragan Milovanovic - Editor

Provides the first applications of constitutive criminology, a theoretical framework inspired by postmodernism, to specific areas of criminological practice.

Constitutive Criminology at Work reveals the value of applying postmodernist-informed constitutive criminology to issues of crime and justice. A holistic, integrated criminological theory, constitutive criminology takes serious account of the interrelated contributions of h...(Read More)
Citizen Perspectives on Community Policing
Citizen Perspectives on Community Policing (February 1998)
A Case Study in Athens, Georgia
Brian N. Williams - Author

Examines the perspectives of inner-city residents in Athens, Georgia on policing, community policing, and the co-production of law enforcement.

Assessing citizen satisfaction with local governmental services and their delivery and distribution is essential in evaluating, restructuring, and implementing effective governmental policies. Citizen evaluations provide public officials with important clues about the perceived p...(Read More)
Social Worlds of Sentencing
Social Worlds of Sentencing (July 1997)
Court Communities Under Sentencing Guidelines
Jeffery T. Ulmer - Author

Combines quantitative and qualitative data in a careful investigation of sentencing processes and context under Pennsylvania's sentencing guidelines.

Many states and the federal system have embraced sentencing guidelines as a mechanism of sentencing reform. This book draws from interactionist theories of organizations, and James Eisenstein's depiction of courts as communities, to frame an investigation of sentencing disparity, case pro...(Read More)
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