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NCJ Number: 89796 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Justice 82/83
Editor(s): D E J MacNamara
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 254
Sponsoring Agency: Dushkin/McGraw Hill Publishing Group, Inc
Guilford, CT 06437
Sale Source: Dushkin/McGraw Hill Publishing Group, Inc
Sluice Dock
Guilford, CT 06437
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This anthology of 48 articles, decisions, laws, and statistics primarily from the 1980-81 period provides criminal justice instructors and students with the recent literature in the police, judicial system, juvenile justice, and correctional fields.
Abstract: The first group of selections addresses broad issues in American criminal justice, including violent crime, assassination, and gun control. Papers in the police section consider occupational stress, ogranizational structure with attention to the military model, discipline, career management, officers killed on duty, use of deadly force, the black officer, undercover work, and private security guards. The judicial system section begins with an overview of the legal system and the problems it presents for older persons, while subsequent articles explore specific issues -- plea bargaining, secret witnesses, informants, the jury system, polygraphs, television in the courtroom, victim assistance programs, and disciplining errant judges. Articles on juvenile justice analyze the rights of juvenile offenders, criticize the juvenile court system, and relate juvenile crime to a denigration of spiritual and religious values. Descriptions of juvenile delinquency prevention programs consider day-evening centers as an alternative to institutionalization, child abuse detection, and residential schools for seriously disruptive juveniles. Other authors survey the 1979-80 murders of black youths in Atlanta, legal problems faced by classroom teachers in maintaining discipline, and drug abuse among the military. The final selections focus on prison overcrowding, parole, the medical model of rehabilitation, and New Mexico's death penalty statute. Also discussed are various aspects of the correction guard's job. The book contains approximately 200 references, a glossary, an index, and a topic guide to correlate readings with a criminal justice curriculum. See also NCJ 86314.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminal justice overview texts
Note: Annual editions series.
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