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NCJ Number: 63717 Find in a Library
Title: CRITICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Corporate Author: Carolina Academic Press
United States of America
Editor(s): R G IACOVETTA; D H CHANG
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 641
Sponsoring Agency: Carolina Academic Press
Durham, NC 27701
Sale Source: Carolina Academic Press
700 Kent Street
Durham, NC 27701
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS COLLECTION OF OVER 40 PROVOCATIVE ARTICLES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE WAS ASSEMBLED FOR USE BY STUDENTS OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
Abstract: CONTRIBUTORS TO THE TEXT INCLUDE ACADEMICIANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL AREAS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. EACH ARTICLE PRESENTS A PARTICULAR POINT OF VIEW AND IS INTENDED TO STIMULATE REFLECTION AND DEBATE. THE FIRST SECTION OF THE TEXT TREATS GENERAL ISSUES SUCH AS JUDICIAL PROCESSES, RACISM, VICTIM COMPENSATION, WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, GUN CONTROL, AND ORGANIZED CRIME. LAW ENFORCEMENT PROBLEMS ARE EXAMINED IN ARTICLES CONCERNING POLICE ADMINISTRATION, POLICE DISCIPLINE, TRAINING, AND THE ROLE OF THE CITIZEN IN CRIME PREVENTION. LEGAL AND JUDICIAL ASPECTS OF THE SYSTEM ARE DISCUSSED. THEY INCLUDE THE EXCLUSIONARY RULE, SENTENCING, PLEA BARGAINING, RESTITUTION, NARCOTICS, AND PROSTITUTION. CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN CORRECTIONS ARE EXAMINED BY THE NEXT SET OF ARTICLE, INCLUDING PREDICTION OF DANGEROUSNESS IN INMATES, USE OF EX-OFFENDERS IN CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS, AND CONJUGAL VISITATION. TRENDS IN JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, THE FEMALE DELINQUENT, AND DIVERSION PROGRAMS ARE COVERED IN THE READINGS ON JUVENILE CRIME AND JUSTICE. THE CONCLUDING SECTION CONTAINS PRO AND CON VIEWS ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND FOOTNOTES FOLLOW EACH ARTICLE. BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTRIBUTORS ARE PROVIDED. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Correctional reform; Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts; Gun Control; Judicial process; Law enforcement; Organized crime; Plea negotiations; Restitution; Survey texts; White collar crime
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