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NCJ Number: 137147 Find in a Library
Title: Order Under Law: Readings in Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition
Author(s): R G Culbertson; R Weisheit
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 324
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88133-670-X
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book's focus is on some of the major issues which have emerged from the criminal justice literature over the past 20 years.
Abstract: The articles selected for this publication reflect a heightened awareness of issues related to victims, career criminals, female offenders, police practices, an overloaded court system, and current dilemmas facing prisons. The crisis in the 1990's is in the criminal justice system itself. Current difficulties within the criminal justice system include the problem of career offenders, the conflict between efficiency and fairness, and a concern about the rise of "new" offender groups. Little consensus exists as to the goals for the criminal justice system. Consequently, agencies often work from conflicting perspectives. The result is a generally ineffective criminal justice system. 72 notes, 9 tables, and 340 references
Main Term(s): Corrections policies; Criminal justice system analysis
Index Term(s): Court procedures; Crime patterns; Police corruption; Police policies and procedures
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