Academic Politics and the History of Criminal Justice Education

Author: Frank Morn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293160

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9903

The rise of academic criminal justice from its beginnings at the University of California through its split into academic verses vocational models.

Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ellen G. Cohn,David P. Farrington,Richard Alan Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301537

Category: Law

Page: 147

View: 2692

This book utilizes citation analysis of recent articles and books to identify influential scholars, important works, and patterns of issues and trends in criminology and criminal justice research.

Crime History and Histories of Crime

Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History

Author: Clive Emsley,Louis A. Knafla

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287220

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 8401

Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

Crime Control and Social Justice

The Delicate Balance

Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins,Samuel L. Myers,Randolph N. Stone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307904

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 8471

This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.

Crime and Social Control in a Changing China

Author: Jianhong Liu,Lening Zhang,Steven F. Messner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316524

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 6784

Thirteen contributions from international academics, many of whom were born and grew up in China, discuss recent research in crime and social control in China. They consider some of the reasons for the increase in economic crimes and corruption in recent decades as China's economy has been in transi

Shakespeare's criminals

criminology, fiction, and drama

Author: Victoria M. Time

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313308703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 9258

Challenges criminologists to expand their spheres of inquiry through Shakespeare's use of law and justice themes.

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

Author: Bruce Arrigo,Heather Bersot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113686850X

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 9327

This book presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective.

Allgemeine Rechtslehre und Marxismus

Versuch einer Kritik der juristischen Grundbegriffe

Author: Evgenij B. Pašukanis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783924627799

Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 6804

Contemporary Critical Criminology

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135263981

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 7145

The concept of critical criminology – that crime and the present day processes of criminalization are rooted in the core structures of society – is of more relevance today than it has been at any other time. Written by an internationally renowned scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology introduces the most up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the world. In its exploration of this material, the book also challenges the erroneous but widely held notion that the critical criminological project is restricted to mechanically applying theories to substantive topics, or to simple calling for radical political, economic, cultural, and social transformations. This book is an essential source of reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students of Criminology, Criminal Theory, Social Policy, Research Methodology, and Penology.

American Penology

A History of Control (Enlarged Second Edition)

Author: Thomas G. Blomberg,Karol Lucken

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412815096

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 6950

The purpose of American Penology is to provide a story of punishment's past, present, and likely future. The story begins in the 1600s, in the setting of colonial America, and ends in the present. As the story evolves through various historical and contemporary settings, America's efforts to understand and control crime unfold. The context, ideas, practices, and consequences of various reforms in the ways crime is punished are described and examined. Though the book's broader scope and purpose can be distinguished from prior efforts, it necessarily incorporates many contributions from this rich literature. While this enlarged second edition incorporates select descriptions and contingencies in relation to particular eras and punishment ideas and practices, it does not limit itself to individual "histories" of these eras. Instead, it uses history to frame and help explain particular punishment ideas and practices in relation to the period and context from which they evolved. The authors focus upon selected demographic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual contingencies that are associated with historical and contemporary eras to show how these contingencies shaped America's punishment ideals and practices. In offering a new understanding of received notions of crime control in this edition, Blomberg and Lucken not only provide insights into the future of punishment, but also show how the larger culture of control extends beyond the field of criminology to have an impact on declining levels of democracy, freedom, and privacy.

Beyond These Walls

Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States

Author: Tony Platt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250085128

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6757

“You should definitely read this book... What really struck me in reading Beyond These Walls was that Tony Platt had very seriously and carefully considered the contributions of social movements—feminist, queer, disability, and labor.” —Angela Davis Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States. Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions – from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies – are equally complicit. Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security. Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder.