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NCJ Number: 230180 Find in a Library
Title: Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference
Editor(s): Natasha A. Frost; Joshua D. Freilich; Todd R. Clear
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 424
Sponsoring Agency: Wadworth/Cengage Learning
Florence, KY
Publication Number: ISBN-13: 978-0-495-91109-8
Sale Source: Wadworth/Cengage Learning
P.O. Box 6904
Florence, KY
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy, is a compendium of 23 policy proposals and 30 original response essays presented at the November 2009 conference of the American Society of Criminology.
Abstract: This book is a collection of 53 essays, 23 lead policy proposals and 30 response essays that were presented in Philadelphia at the November 2009 meeting of the American Society of Criminology. The book is designed to allow for a more seamless integration of policy discussions in the classroom setting with the intent to further efforts to remove the traditional knowledge divide between practice and empirical knowledge related to criminal justice issues. The essays are broken down into eight thematic sections. Each section contains both policy papers followed by original response essays centered on a specific topic of criminal justice policy. The eight sections are: 1) Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy; 2) Justice Policy; 3) Drug and Alcohol Policy; 4) Terrorism Policy; 5) Immigration Policy; 6) Policing Policy; 7) Juvenile Justice Policy; and 8) Corrections Policy.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice research
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Criminal justice system policy; Criminology theory evaluation; Drug Policy; Juvenile justice policies; Police policy development; Police response to terrorism; Policy analysis; Research uses in policymaking; Terrorism/Mass Violence
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