Covering some of the most hotly contested topics in crime and criminal justice, including proposed sentencing and prison reforms, controversial developments like Stand Your Ground laws, and Supreme Court decisions, this work supplies essential background, current data, and a range of viewpoints on these important issues.
(Australian Academic Press)
This is a book of research and policy aimed at raising ethical standards in criminal justice practice. The focus of the book is on the core components of the criminal justice system -- police, courts and corrections -- and the core groups within this system: sworn police officers; judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers; and custodial and community correctional officers.
This book explains the many different career paths available and describes some of the educational requirements needed. It speaks plainly about the pros and cons of working in what can be a very volatile environment.
A thoughtful and surprising cornucopia of ideas for improving America's criminal justice system, from those most impacted by it When The New Press, the Center for American Progress, and the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted Peoples and Family Movement issued a call for innovative reform ideas, over three hundred currently and formerly incarcerated individuals responded. What We Know collects two dozen of their best suggestions, each of which proposes a policy solution derived from their own lived experience.