Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Patrick B. McGuigan,Randall R. Rader
Publsiher: Gateway Books
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005916476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recommends a variety of legal reforms designed to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system of the United States

Criminality in Context

Criminality in Context
Author: Craig Haney
Publsiher: Psychology, Crime, and Justice
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781433831423
ISBN 13: 1433831422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminality in Context Book Review:

In this groundbreaking book that is built on decades of work on the front lines of the criminal justice system, expert psychologist Craig Haney encourages meaningful and lasting reform by changing the public narrative about who commits crime and why. Based on his comprehensive review and analysis of the research, Haney offers a carefully framed and psychologically based blueprint for making the criminal justice system fairer, with strategies to reduce crime through proactive prevention instead of reactive punishment. Haney meticulously reviews evidence documenting the ways in which a person's social history, institutional experiences, and present circumstances powerfully shape their life, with a special focus on the role of social, economic, and racial injustice in crime causation. Haney debunks the "crime master narrative"--the widespread myth that criminality is a product of free and autonomous "bad" choices--an increasingly anachronistic view that cannot bear the weight of contemporary psychological data and theory. This is a must-read for understanding what truly influences criminal behavior, and the strategies for prevention and rehabilitation that follow.

Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform

Trial and Error in Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Greg Berman,Aubrey Fox
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2016-03-21
ISBN 10: 1442268484
ISBN 13: 9781442268487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this revised edition of their concise, readable, yet wide-ranging book, Greg Berman and Aubrey Fox tackle a question students and scholars of law, criminology, and political science constantly face: what mistakes have led to the problems that pervade the criminal justice system in the United States? The reluctance of criminal justice policymakers to talk openly about failure, the authors argue, has stunted the public conversation about crime in this country and stifled new ideas. It has also contributed to our inability to address such problems as chronic offending in low-income neighborhoods, an overreliance on incarceration, the misuse of pretrial detention, and the high rates of recidivism among parolees. Berman and Fox offer students and policymakers an escape from this fate by writing about failure in the criminal justice system. Their goal is to encourage a more forthright dialogue about criminal justice, one that acknowledges that many new initiatives fail and that no one knows for certain how to reduce crime. For the authors, this is not a source of pessimism, but a call to action. This revised edition is updated with a new foreword by Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and afterword by Greg Berman.

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 1135077436
ISBN 13: 9781135077433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

Justice and Penal Reform

Justice and Penal Reform
Author: Stephen Farrall,Barry Goldson,Ian Loader,Anita Dockley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-02-05
ISBN 10: 1317277627
ISBN 13: 9781317277620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, Western societies entered a climate of austerity which has limited the penal expansion experienced in the US, UK and elsewhere over recent decades. These altered conditions have led to introspection and new thinking on punishment even among those on the political right who were previously champions of the punitive turn. This volume brings together a group of international leading scholars with a shared interest in using this opportunity to encourage new avenues of reform in the penal sphere. Justice is a famously contested concept and this book takes a deliberately capacious approach to the question of how justice can be mobilised to inform new reform agendas. Some of the contributors revisit an antique question in penal theory and reconsider the question of what fair or just punishment should look like today. Others seek to make gender central to understanding of crime and punishment, or actively reflect on the part that related concepts such as human rights, legitimacy and trust can and should play in thinking about the creation of more just crime control arrangements. Faced with the expansive penal developments of recent decades, much research and commentary about crime control has been gloom-laden and dystopian. By contrast, this volume seeks to contribute to a more constructive sensibility in the social analysis of penality: one that is worldly, hopeful and actively engaged in thinking about how to create more just penal arrangements. Justice and Penal Reform is a key resource for academics and as a supplementary text for students undertaking courses on punishment, penology, prisons, criminal justice and public policy. This book approaches penal reform from an international perspective and offers a fresh and diverse approach within an established field.

In Defense of Whom?

In Defense of Whom?
Author: Gregg Barak
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011574764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Usual Cruelty

Usual Cruelty
Author: Alec Karakatsanis
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 1620975289
ISBN 13: 9781620975282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From an award-winning civil rights lawyer, a profound challenge to our society’s normalization of the caging of human beings, and the role of the legal profession in perpetuating it Alec Karakatsanis is interested in what we choose to punish. For example, it is a crime in most of America for poor people to wager in the streets over dice; dice-wagerers can be seized, searched, have their assets forfeited, and be locked in cages. It’s perfectly fine, by contrast, for people to wager over international currencies, mortgages, or the global supply of wheat; wheat-wagerers become names on the wings of hospitals and museums. He is also troubled by how the legal system works when it is trying to punish people. The bail system, for example, is meant to ensure that people return for court dates. But it has morphed into a way to lock up poor people who have not been convicted of anything. He’s so concerned about this that he has personally sued court systems across the country, resulting in literally tens of thousands of people being released from jail when their money bail was found to be unconstitutional. Karakatsanis doesn’t think people who have gone to law school, passed the bar, and sworn to uphold the Constitution should be complicit in the mass caging of human beings—an everyday brutality inflicted disproportionately on the bodies and minds of poor people and people of color and for which the legal system has never offered sufficient justification. Usual Cruelty is a profoundly radical reconsideration of the American “injustice system” by someone who is actively, wildly successfully, challenging it.

Criminal Justice Reform Project

Criminal Justice Reform Project
Author: Committee for Public Justice (U.S.)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P00154596Z
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Locked In

Locked In
Author: John Pfaff
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0465096921
ISBN 13: 9780465096923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Locked In Book Review:

"Pfaff, let there be no doubt, is a reformer...Nonetheless, he believes that the standard story--popularized in particular by Michelle Alexander, in her influential book, The New Jim Crow--is false. We are desperately in need of reform, he insists, but we must reform the right things, and address the true problem."--Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reform In the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years. Yet today, though the US is home to only about 5 percent of the world's population, we hold nearly one quarter of its prisoners. Mass incarceration is now widely considered one of the biggest social and political crises of our age. How did we get to this point? Locked In is a revelatory investigation into the root causes of mass incarceration by one of the most exciting scholars in the country. Having spent fifteen years studying the data on imprisonment, John Pfaff takes apart the reigning consensus created by Michelle Alexander and other reformers, revealing that the most widely accepted explanations-the failed War on Drugs, draconian sentencing laws, an increasing reliance on private prisons-tell us much less than we think. Pfaff urges us to look at other factors instead, including a major shift in prosecutor behavior that occurred in the mid-1990s, when prosecutors began bringing felony charges against arrestees about twice as often as they had before. He describes a fractured criminal justice system, in which counties don't pay for the people they send to state prisons, and in which white suburbs set law and order agendas for more-heavily minority cities. And he shows that if we hope to significantly reduce prison populations, we have no choice but to think differently about how to deal with people convicted of violent crimes-and why some people are violent in the first place. An authoritative, clear-eyed account of a national catastrophe, Locked In transforms our understanding of what ails the American system of punishment and ultimately forces us to reconsider how we can build a more equitable and humane society.

Programs in Criminal Justice Reform

Programs in Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Vera Institute of Justice
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105044342306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Criminal Justice Reform in Russia, Ukraine, and the Former Republics of the Soviet Union

Criminal Justice Reform in Russia, Ukraine, and the Former Republics of the Soviet Union
Author: Nikolai Kovalev
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780773414181
ISBN 13: 0773414185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forgotten Reformer

Forgotten Reformer
Author: Frank Morn
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 0761853006
ISBN 13: 9780761853008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book traces criminal justice practice and reform developments in late nineteenth-century America through Robert McClaughry's career as a prison warden, a chief of police of Chicago, a reformatory superintendent, and one of the first federal prison wardens. McClaughry developed and led a reform movement that resonates today.

No Vacancy

No Vacancy
Author: Evan Goyke
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1101902051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Mary Ellen Huls
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 10
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105210119421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Place of Justice

In the Place of Justice
Author: Wilbert Rideau
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-01-06
ISBN 10: 1847654649
ISBN 13: 9781847654649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Place of Justice Book Review:

In 1961, young, black, eighth-grade dropout Wilbert Rideau despaired of his small-town future in the segregated deep south of America. He set out to rob the local bank and after a bungled robbery he killed the bank teller, a fifty-year-old white female. He was arrested and gave a full confession. When we meet Rideau he has just been sentenced to death row, from where he embarks on an extraordinary journey. He is imprisoned at Angola, the most violent prison in America, where brutality, sexual slavery and local politics confine prisoners in ways that bars alone cannot. Yet Rideau breaks through all this and finds hope and meaning, becoming editor of the prison magazine, going on to win national journalism awards. Full of gritty realism and potent in its evocation of a life condemned, Rideau goes far beyond the traditional prison memoir and reveals an emotionally wrought and magical conclusion to his forty-four years in prison.

Justice Reinvestment

Justice Reinvestment
Author: Chris Fox,Kevin Albertson,Kevin Wong
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 1134453132
ISBN 13: 9781134453139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice Reinvestment Book Review:

Rising prison numbers on both sides of the Atlantic are cause for concern. Justice Reinvestment is a major movement in criminal justice reform in the US that is also attracting lots of interest in the UK. Justice Reinvestment is an approach to addressing the penal crisis that uses the best available evidence to re-direct resources to more effective rehabilitation of offenders and better ‘prehabilitation’. It takes a more holistic view of criminal justice and is particularly concerned to address the community dimensions of offending and re-offending. The authors highlight competing models of Justice Reinvestment and argue for a more radical version in which criminal justice reform is seen as part of a wider social justice reform programme. This is the first substantial publication on Justice Reinvestment and shows that ‘Justice Reinvestment’ has huge potential to re-shape the criminal justice system. It will be essential reading for undergraduate and post-graduate students with an interest in criminal justice reform. Practitioners and policy-makers working in the criminal justice system in the US and the UK will also value the fresh perspective it brings to criminal justice reform and its breadth of coverage including insights into the penal crisis, different models of Justice Reinvestment, the use of criminal justice data and research evidence in re-designing criminal justice services and new approaches to commissioning.

Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Glenn A.. Grant
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1149142464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Conference on Criminal Justice Reform

A Conference on Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Patrick B. McGuigan,Teresa L. Donovan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105043844971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Brent E. Turvey,Paul Ciolino
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780128144763
ISBN 13: 0128144769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Justice Reform Book Review:

Criminal Justice Reform: Investigative and Forensic Negligence within Law Enforcement, the Legal Profession, and the Judiciary provides readers with an applied understanding of the day-to-day failings within the justice system, from a practical and human standpoint, and as an ancillary to the report of Forensic Science by the National Academy of Science in 2009, and the Report on Forensic Science by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in 2016. The book covers the specific reforms necessary to preserve the intended missions of those professionals in control of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, prosecutors and the judiciary. Covers reform necessary in multiple related criminal justice cultures Includes high profile case examples throughout Written by a spectrum of current practitioners

A Model for Action Toward Criminal Justice Reform

A Model for Action Toward Criminal Justice Reform
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 13
Release: 197?
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000051173528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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