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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)
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)
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)
Discretion in Criminal Justice
Discretion in Criminal Justice (August 1993)
The Tension Between Individualization and Uniformity
Lloyd E. Ohlin - Editor
Frank J. Remington - Editor

"In the 1950s the American Bar Foundation conducted a pilot survey of the processing of offenders from arrest to prison--to observe what actually happened at each decision point, instead of assuming that doctrinal legal analyses were sufficient. This book consists of original, authoritative, and well written essays by leading scholars in law and criminal justice, who worked on the ABF project. All, including the editors, are among the most eminent...(Read More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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