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NCJ Number: NCJ 242292     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 39
  Editor(s): Michael Tonry
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 658
  Annotation: Essays in this volume of the series, “Crime and Justice: A Review of Research” discuss research and policies on policing, drug policies’ impact on drug prices, sex offender recidivism, cases of racial disparity in American criminal justice, school crime, how neighborhood change influences crime, the regulation of prison conditions, and rape and attrition in the legal systems of five countries.
Abstract: “Community and Problem-Oriented Policing” reviews the Federal Government’s promotion of these policing philosophies and practices, as well as their impact on crime and disorder. Police Organization Continuity and Change: Into the Twenty-first Century” reviews the change and continuity in American policing, with a focus on reforms related to community policing and terrorism-oriented policing. “Sex Offender Recidivism” considers major shifts in the perception of sex offender recidivism over the past 30 years, as well as increased interest in public and professional domains. “How Drug Enforcement Affects Drug Prices” notes that drug prices for cocaine and heroin have fallen even as drug laws have become stricter. Various law-enforcement models are used to explain this paradox. “The Social, Psychological, and Political Causes of Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System” bases these disparities in the use of police discretion and resource allocations shaped by distinctive sociological, psychological, and political features of American race relations. “School Crime Control and Prevention” presents a statistical analysis of trends in school-related crime and suggests ways to improve school security. “Neighborhood Change and Crime in the Modern Metropolis” examines how growth, change, and decline affect neighborhood crime rates. “Regulation of Prison Conditions” addresses how prison conditions are monitored and improved through international efforts. “Rape and Attrition in the Legal Process: A Comparative Analysis of Five Countries” argues that despite legal reforms, there has been little improvement in the five criminal justice systems' management of rape cases. Chapter tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Rape ; Recidivism ; Black/African Americans ; Social conditions ; Drug law enforcement ; Comparative analysis ; Political influences ; Sex offenders ; School security ; Police reform ; Crime in schools ; Racial discrimination ; History of policing ; Case processing ; Correctional facility inspections ; Black/White Crime Comparisons ; Crime causes theory ; Prison conditions ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing ; Drug Policy ; Drug prices ; Minority overrepresentation ; Neighborhood
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-226-80881-9
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis ; Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional chapters see NCJ-242293-301.
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