Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy

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Cengage Learning, Oct 6, 2009 - Education - 432 pages
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Edited by ASC President Todd Clear along with Natasha Frost and Joshua Freilich, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY is an outstanding new anthology of policy-focused essays ideal for stimulating policy discussions and debates in the classroom. Featuring all 23 policy proposals and 30 response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology's 2009 annual meeting, this collection includes essays by some of the leading criminologists in the field. This thought-provoking text presents sections on justice policy, drug policy, terrorism policy, immigration policy, policing policy, juvenile justice policy, and corrections policy. The book's concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate policy into their criminology and criminal justice curricula.
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Contents

Advancing Justice Policy
1
Creating Research Evidence Work to Enhance the Capacity of Justice Agencies for Generating Evidencei
7
Criminologists Should Stop Whining About their Impact on Policy and Practice
17
Advancing Criminology in Policy and Practice
25
Another View of Criminologys Policy Relevance
31
Processes of Redemption Should be Built into the Use of CriminalHistory Records for Background Checkingi
37
Redeeming Redemption and the SevenYear Itch
53
The Price and the Promise of Citizenship Extending the Vote to NonIncarcerated Felons
61
Towards a Smarter and More Just Fortress Europe Combining Temporary Labor Migration and Effective Policies of Return
211
Acomment on Engbersen and Leerkes ...
221
Is There a More Just fortress Europe? A Review of Engbersen Leerkes
229
Fostering Academic Opportunities to Counteract Social Exclusion ...
235
Delinquency Opportunity and the Second Generation Immigrant Puzzle
247
Rethinking Policing The Policy Implications of Hot Spots of Crime ...
251
A Response to Mastrofski Weisburd and Braga ...
265
Hot Spots Do Not Exist and Four Other Fundamental Concerns About Hot Spots Policing ...
271

Felons Should Not Have an Automatic Right to Vote ...
69
Reduce Disparity in Economic Sanctions
75
If Its Disparity Sure
83
Use Information Technologies to Empower Communities Drive Innovation in the Criminal Justice System
89
Response to Siska
95
Leave the Minimum Drinking Age to the States
99
Leaving it to the states vs Uniformity at a Lower Age
107
Legal Regulation of Marijuana The Better Way ...
109
Radical Drug Control
119
International Cooperation Not Unilateral Policies May be the Best Counterterrorist Strategyi
121
Applying Crime Theory to Terrorism Research
129
A Response to Lafree Yang and Crenshaw ...
133
Policymakers and Law Enforcement Must Consider the Unintended Consequences of their Proposed Responses to Extremist and Terrorist Groupsi
139
Regarding the Need for Sufficient Funding Sophisticated Data Analysis and Discipline Maturity
151
Allow Extremist Participation in the PolicyMaking Process
159
Irreconcilables Constraints on Violence and the Social Scientific Analysis of Terrorism
169
Preventing Firearms Use by Terrorists in the US through Enhanced Law Enforcement and Intelligence Cooperationi
175
Comment on Legault and Hendrickson
189
Reduce Using Immigration Status to Address Crime ...
193
Responding to Immigration and Immigration Talk
205
The US Needs a National Police University
279
The Management of Police Education and Training ...
289
Response to Cordner
293
Provide Justice for Prostituted Teens Stop Arresting and Prosecuting Girls ...
297
Supporting the Argument to Abolish Prosecuting Prostituted Teens
307
Ban Juvenile Transfer to Adult Court in Homicide Cases Brain Development and the Need for a Blended Sentence Approach
311
In Defense of Waiver and Youthfulness as a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing
321
Public Health is Public Safety Revamping the Correctional Missioni
327
Obstacles and Issues
343
What Matters Most?
349
Making Prisons Safer Policies and Strategies to Reduce Extremism and Radicalization Among US Prisonersi
353
A Response to Useem Claytons Making Prisons Safer ...
363
A Look at Hypotheses and Explanations for the Low Prevalence of Radicalization in American Prisons
367
Substantially Reduce Mass Incarceration by Sentencing Focused on Community WellBeing
371
Opportunities for Reducing Americas Prison Populations ...
383
Prisoner Reentry Planning and Programming Must Address Family Reunification Relationship Conflict and Domestic Violence ...
389
The MultiPronged Potential Effects of Implementing Domestic Violence Programs in Mens Prisons and Reentry Programming
397
The Importance of Family Reunification in the Prisoner Reentry Process
401
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Natasha A. Frost, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York's Graduate School and University Center. Natasha's primary research and teaching interests are in the area of punishment and social control. Specifically, she is interested in punitiveness (both individual and state level), formal and informal social control, and the effects of incarceration and reentry on individuals, families, and communities. Natasha has recently published in Criminology & Public Policy, Punishment & Society, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. She is co-author of the book, The Punishment Imperative (with Todd Clear), that will be published by NYU Press in 2010. From 2000-2007, she served as Founding Managing Editor and then Associate Editor of the journal Criminology & Public Policy (CPP).

Joshua D. Freilich is the Deputy Director of the Criminal Justice Ph.D. program and a member of the Criminal Justice department at John Jay College, the City University of New York. He is a lead investigator for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Center of Excellence of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since 2006, Freilich has created and directed (with Steven Chermak) the United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), the first of its kind relational database on the suspects, victims, events, and group characteristics of violent and financial crimes committed by far-rightists, environmental/animal rights extremists, and jihadists in the United States. The ECDB has been funded by both DHS directly, and through START. Freilich's research has been published in Behavioral Science and the Law, Crime Prevention Studies, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Law and Human Behavior, Prison Journal, and Terrorism and Political Violence.

Todd R. Clear is Distinguished Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York. In addition, he has written several books and is founding editor of the journal CRIMINOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY (ASC). He has conducted extensive research on a range of topics in corrections, including sentencing policy, probation and parole supervision, institutional programs, corrections administration, and community justice. He has received awards from the American Probation and Parole Association, the International Association of Community Corrections, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for his work. During 2001, he was president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and vice president of the American Society of Criminology. Among his books are CONTROLLING THE OFFENDER IN THE COMMUNITY (with V. O'Leary); HARM IN AMERICAN PENOLOGY, THE COMMUNITY JUSTICE IDEAL (with David Karp); and AMERICAN CORRECTIONS (with G. Cole).

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