Criminal Justice: Readings

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Pine Forge Press, Feb 22, 1996 - Social Science - 494 pages
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"This is a solid representation of criminological articles that are important to the discipline. The important material from each article has been retained, yet an undergraduate won't be overwhelmed. The articles are germane and flow together; a certain consistency in thought is presented to the student, as opposed to interesting but often semi-related articles. This book is accessible and, in several areas, very enjoyable reading." -- A. L. Marsteller, Drury CollegeAlso by the Editors: Crime (Vol. 1) and Juvenile Delinquency (Vol. 2)Why are these edited collections THE anthologies to use for teaching Criminal Justice, Criminology, or Juvenile Delinquency?* All volumes present the field accurately and completely to students and in a way that is understandable to undergraduates and, therefore, teachable.* All include rich collections of classic and contemporary articles, all of which have been carefully edited so that students can master the material.* All volumes contain essays written by the Editors, which provide the coherence and structure to the collections that undergraduate students need. Questions for Discussion and Writing and well-prepared indexes help to make these anthologies even more teachable.* All are edited by scholars who have the credentials and the undergraduate teaching experience to make this three volume set a particularly rich resource.
 

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Contents

The Study of Punishment
7
Two Models of the Criminal Process
19
Why Is There So Little Criminal Justice Theory?
31
Suggested Readings
40
Deterrence
49
What Is the Effect of Executions?
57
The Specific Deterrent Effects of Arrest for Domestic Assault
66
What Role Do Courts Play in Criminal Justice?
237
What Role Do the Characteristics of Individuals
333
What Role Does Corrections Play in Criminal Justice?
373
Index
477
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About the author (1996)

George S. Bridges is the President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He has served as a staff member of the policy office of the Attorney General of the United States as well as deputy editor of Criminology. He has been a member of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. He has published many papers on racial biases in American law and is co-editor, with Martha Myers, of Crime, Inequality, and Social Control.

Joseph G. Weis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He served for a number of years as the Director of the National Center for the Assessment of Delinquent Behavior and Its Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a member of the Washington State Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is a past editor of the journal Criminology and a co-author, with Michael J. Hindelang and Travis Hirschi, of Measuring Delinquency.

Robert D. Crutchfield is Professor and the Clarence and Elissa Schrag Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington where he has been a winner of the university's Distinguished Teaching Award. He served on the Washington State Juvenile Sentencing Commission and is also a former juvenile probation officer, adult parole officer, and a deputy editor of Criminology. He is a past Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and currently serves on the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice. His research focuses on labor markets and crime, and on racial and ethnic disparities in the administration of justice.

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