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NCJ Number: 173984 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice: Concepts and Issues, Second Edition
Author(s): C W Eskridge
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 445
Sponsoring Agency: Roxbury Publishing Co.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
Publication Number: ISBN 0-935732-70-5
Sale Source: Roxbury Publishing Co.
P.O. Box 491044
Los Angeles, CA 90049-9044
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This anthology of criminal justice selections includes articles and discussion questions.
Abstract: The book's six sections provide a broad overview of some of the most important issues facing the American justice system and what to expect in the future. (1) Eight readings on crime in America cover both the nature and extent of crime, specific crime problems, and the causes of urban crime and violence; (2) Five articles on policing cover community problem-oriented policing as well as the use of deadly force and its control; (3) The court system is represented by articles on the role of prosecutors and defense attorneys, a look at the emerging courts movement, and an article on the international use of the death penalty; (4) The unit on corrections discusses alternative sanctions such as boot camps and home confinement as well as community corrections and secure confinements; (5) The unit on juvenile justice considers both the present and the future of juvenile justice; and (6) Other articles discuss coming changes in a variety of institutions ranging from organized crime to probation. Tables, notes, figures, references, bibliography, appendixes, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community policing; Corrections; Course materials; Courts; Criminal justice overview texts; Juvenile justice system; Police use of deadly force; Problem-Oriented Policing; Reading lists; Reference materials
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