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Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0130984098

Cover of Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0130984098)
ISBN13: 978-0130984098
ISBN10: 0130984094

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $111.25

Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130984098

Barry W. Hancock, Paul M. Sharp and Rita M. Wicks-Nelson

ISBN13: 978-0130984098
ISBN10: 0130984094

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Public Affairs, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Police Studies, and Public Administration.
This unique anthology exposes students to a collection of original works that provide a bridge between issues related to the criminal justice system and public policy. Students are exposed to a "whole-system" view of policy, crime, and criminal justice.

Author Bio

Hancock, Barry W. : Rogers State University

Sharp, Paul M. : Auburn University

Table of Contents


1. The Public Policy Process in the United States, William P. Hojnacki.
2. Public Policy and Criminology: An Historical and Philosophical Reassessment, James F. Gilsinan.
3. Science, Public Policy, and the Career Paradigm, Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi.
4. Crime, Justice, and the Social Environment, Elliott Currie.
5. At the Roots of Violence: The Progressive Decline and the Dissolution of the Family, George B. Palermo and Douglas Simpson.
6. Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: A Summary, Joan Petersilia.
7. The Intersection of Drug Use and Criminal Behavior: Results from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, Lana Harrison and Joseph Gfroerer


The Criminal Justice System
8. Crime Control in America: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure, Jeffrey Reiman.(From "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice" )
9. Dynamics of Criminal Justice, Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos. (From "What's Wrong with the Criminal Justice System?: Ideology, Politics, and the Media." )
Law Enforcement
10. Developing Police Policy: An Evaluation of the Control Principle, Geoffrey P. Alpert and William C. Smith.
11. Who Ya Gonna Call? The Police as Problem-Busters, John E. Eck and William Spelman.
12. Transforming the Police, Stephen D. Mastrofski and Craig D. Uchida
The Courts
13. Priority Prosecution of High-Rate Dangerous Offenders, Marcia R. Chaiken and Jan M. Chaiken.
14. The Capacity of Courts as Policy Making Forums, Christopher E. Smith.
15. Three Strikes and You're Out: The Political Sentencing Game, Peter J. Benekos and Alida V. Merlo. (From "Federal Probation" )
16. Sentencing Reform and Correctional Policy: Some Unanswered Questions, Edward E. Rhine
17. The Limits of Punishment as Social Policy, Don C. Gibbons
18. The Myth of a Lenient Criminal Justice System, Victor E. Kappeler, Mark Blumberg, and Gary W. Potter. (From "The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice" )
Juvenile Justice
19. Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime: A Comprehensive Strategy, John J. Wilson and James C. Howell.
20. A Policy Maker's Guide to Controlling Delinquency and Crime through Family Interventions, Kevin N. Wright and Karen E. Wright.
21. Emerging Trends and Issues in Juvenile Justice, Michael F. Aloisi


22. Policy Relevance and the Future of Criminology, Joan Petersilia.
23. Crime Control as Human Rights Enforcement, Robert Elias.
24. Moving into the New Millennium: Toward a Feminist Vision of Justice, M. Kay Harris.
25. Confronting Crime: Looking Toward the Twenty-First Century, Elliott Currie.
26. Beyond the Fear of Crime: Reconciliation as the Basis for Criminal Justice Policy, Russ Immarigeon.