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Title: Criminal Justice 2000, Volume 2: Boundary Changes in Criminal Justice Organizations
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Author(s): Phyllis McDonald ; Janice Munsterman
  Editor(s): Charles M. Friel
  Project Director: Phyllis McDonald ; Janice Munsterman
Date Published: 07/2000
Page Count: 381
  Annotation: These eight papers review the state of knowledge about the origins, nature, consequences, and futures of changes in seven criminal justice boundaries over the past century, including increasing privatization and use of civilians in policing, the blurring line between juvenile and adult justice, and changing responses to domestic assault.
Abstract: Other issues examined include the changing boundaries between Federal and local law enforcement, the changing interface between the courts and corrections, the internationalization of criminal justice, and community justice as a new conceptual framework. These papers form one volume of a four-volume series sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) through a competitive solicitation designed to produce a comprehensive, scholarly examination and analysis of the current status of criminal justice. The introductory paper in this volume explains that various boundaries that define the shape and texture of laws, policies, jurisdictions, values, and aspirations have shifted across the century and that these shifts have sometimes been beneficial and sometimes harmful. The analyses of seven boundary issues base their observations and conclusions on the available literature and identify specific topics that need further research. The discussions also aim to improve understanding of the dynamics of boundary changes themselves and how the amorphous commingling of contemporary economic, political, social, and philosophical issues will shape the boundary debates of the coming years. Figures, tables, appended list of the contents in the other three volumes in the Criminal Justice 2000 series, and chapter notes and reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Immigration offenses ; Federal Code ; Private police ; Prisoners rights ; Interagency cooperation ; Restitution ; Community involvement ; Organized crime ; Police civilian employees ; Community crime prevention programs ; Border control ; Alternative dispute settlement ; Corrections management ; Correctional reform ; Intergovernmental relations ; Immigrants/Aliens ; Court ordered institutional reform ; International terrorism ; Juvenile justice reform ; Corrections policies ; Criminal justice system reform ; Domestic assault arrest policies ; Juvenile justice policies ; Drug cartels
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Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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