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NCJ Number: 173861 Find in a Library
Title: Rural Criminal Justice: Conditions, Constraints and Challenges
Editor(s): T D McDonald; R A Wood; M A Pflug
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 264
Sponsoring Agency: Sheffield Publishing Co
Salem, WI 53168
Publication Number: ISBN 1-879215-29-2
Sale Source: Sheffield Publishing Co
P.O. Box 359
Salem, WI 53168
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The six sections of this book focus on a number of major areas of concern in understanding rural criminal justice, such as the contextual setting of rural criminal justice and rural-urban differences in crime and criminal justice.
Abstract: The first section looks at trends in and foundations of rural criminal justice, with emphasis on the nature and scope of rural crime and economic realities of rural criminal justice. The second section covers structural components of rural law enforcement, while the third section examines the structure and role of rural courts. The fourth section considers the history of county and municipal jails and the structure of rural corrections. The fifth section identifies special issues in rural criminal justice, including the industrialization of wilderness areas, women and crime, rural juvenile courts, American Indian justice and tribal courts, rightist extremism, and rural unrest. The final section addresses the future of rural criminal justice. References and tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Indians; Female offenders; Indian justice; Juvenile courts; Municipal courts; Rural area studies; Rural corrections; Rural crime; Rural policing; Rural urban comparisons; Tribal court system
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