The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006 - Law - 530 pages
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"The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice" represents a solid understanding of public policy, then describes each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. It then specifically applies the public policy concepts to crimial justice (police, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) and presents a "real-world" case study to convey how all of these facets of the public policy process come together to create new crime policy in the United States. Presents the public policy material in a simplified manner - No need to have a grounding in the public policy field./Contains numerous boxes highlighting the material - Enhances the readability, emphasizes points with real work examples. An excellent tool for those looking to get into the crime policy field. The benefit being an understanding of how the public policy process works and who the various stakeholders are in the process of crafting crime policy in the United States.

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Willard M. Oliver is a professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He holds a doctorate and a master of arts degree in political science from West Virginia University and master of science and bachelor of science degrees from Radford University. He has taught criminal justice for over 20 years, primarily in the area of policing, crime policy, and criminal justice history. He is the author of numerous textbooks, including Community-Oriented Policing, Homeland Security, Homeland Security for Policing, and A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous articles for professional publications. Oliver serves as the editor for the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology and is the official historian for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a retired military police officer with the U.S. Army Reserves and a former police officer. Oliver is an avid runner and has completed 10 marathons. He is married and has three children.

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