Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Travis C. Pratt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412970143
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Law

By focusing on key ideas in both criminology and criminal justice, this book brings a new and unique perspective to understanding critical research in criminology and criminal justice -- heretofore, the practice has been to separate criminology and criminal justice. However, given their interconnected nature, this book brings both together cohesively. In going beyond simply identifying and discussing key contributions and their effects by giving students a broader socio-political context for each key idea, this book concretely conceptualizes the key ideas in ways that students will remember and understand.

Most Cited Scholars in Criminology and Criminal Justice 1986 2010

Author: Ellen G Cohn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319012223
Release Date: 2013-09-20
Genre: Social Science

​​ ​This brief examines the influence and prestige of scholars and works in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as changes in influence and prestige over a period of 25 years, based on citation analysis. Methods of measuring scholarly influence can be highly controversial, but the authors of this work clearly outline their methodology, developed over years of experience working with this area of study. Through their expertise in Criminology and Criminal Justice, they are able to solve problems that affect or confound many traditional forms of citation analysis, such as irregularly cited references or self-citations. It includes 25 years of data (1986 through 2010) on the most-cited scholars and works in major American and international Criminology and Criminal Justice journals, and provides an objective measure of influence and prestige. Through an analysis of the data, the authors also document the intellectual development of criminology and criminal justice as a field of study since 1986. They highlight the development of research trends and indicate areas for future research. This book is designed for use by scholars and academics in the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the methodology will be of interest to researchers in related disciplines, including Sociology and Social Psychology. -- Cohn, Farrington, and Iratzoqui provide an invaluable service in unpacking the criminological enterprise. Using systematic citational analysis, they illuminate the core patterns of scholarly influence that have shaped the field’s development. This volume is an essential resource for all those wishing to understand which scholars and writings have done most—within and across time periods—to affect thinking about crime and justice. Francis T. Cullen Distinguished Research Professor University of Cincinnati - Citation analyses have become one of the most significant measures of scholarly influence. They are especially useful for revealing major trends over time regarding authors and the topics of interest to the wider field. Cohn, Farrington, and Iratzoqui's Most Cited Scholars in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1986-2010 provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and longitudinal investigation of scholarly influence in criminology/criminal justice. This resource is a most interesting read, one that supplies not a mere counting of citations but clear ideas about where the field has been centered and where it is trending into the future. Alex R. Piquero Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology University of Texas at Dallas

Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

Author: Thomas G. Blomberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317571995
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Social Science

Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy is a definitive sourcebook that is comprised of contributions from some of the most recognized experts in criminology and criminal justice policy. The book is essential reading for students taking upper level courses and seminars on crime, public policy and crime prevention, as well as for policy makers within the criminal justice sphere. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of evidence-based criminal justice policies from criminologists, policymakers, and practitioners. Yet, despite governmental and professional association efforts to promote the role of criminological research in criminal justice policy, political ideologies, fear, and the media heavily influence criminal justice policies and practices. Bridging the gap between research and policy, this book provides the best-available research evidence, identifies strategies for informing policy and offers direct policy recommendations for a number of pressing contemporary issues in criminal justice, including: Delinquency, intervention programs and community crime prevention, Problem-oriented policing and the science of hot-spot policing, Sentencing and drug courts, Community corrections, incarceration and rehabilitation, Mental illness, gender, aging and indigenous communities.

Encyclopedia of Criminology

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135455446
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Reference

This three-volume work offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice. No longer just a subtopic of sociology, criminology has become an independent academic field of study that incorporates scholarship from numerous disciplines including psychology, political science, behavioral science, law, economics, public health, family studies, social work, and many others. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology presents the latest research as well as the traditional topics which reflect the field's multidisciplinary nature in a single, authoritative reference work. More than 525 alphabetically arranged entries by the leading authorities in the discipline comprise this definitive, international resource. The pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices of the field are addressed with an emphasis on comparative criminology and criminal justice. While the primary focus of the work is on American criminology and contemporary criminal justice in the United States, extensive global coverage of other nations' justice systems is included, and the increasing international nature of crime is explored thoroughly. Providing the most up-to-date scholarship in addition to the traditional theories on criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminology is the essential one-stop reference for students and scholars alike to explore the broad expanse of this multidisciplinary field.

The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice

Author: Dean J. Champion
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810854066
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Law

Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement

Author: Larry E Sullivan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452265322
Release Date: 2004-12-15
Genre: Social Science

This three-volume Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. This work is a unique reference source that provides readers with informed discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework. The volumes treat subjects that are particular to the area of state and local, federal and national, and international policing. Many of the themes and issues of policing cut across disciplinary borders, however, and several entries provide comparative information that places the subject in context.

Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ellen G. Cohn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313301530
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Law

This book utilizes citation analysis of recent articles and books to identify influential scholars, important works, and patterns of issues and trends in criminology and criminal justice research.

Studies in Law Politics and Society

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 9780857246158
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: Law

Contains articles that consider the ways in which history has shaped law and how we make sense of past events. This volume also includes articles that explore pressing legal issues such as the prison boom, First Amendment controversies, and the work of cause lawyers. It illustrates the vibrancy of interdisciplinary legal scholarship throughout.

The Handbook of Crime Punishment

Author: Michael H. Tonry
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195140605
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public. This book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.

Criminal Justice

Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000023008335
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of


American Police A History 1945 2012

Author: Thomas Reppetto
Publisher: Enigma Books
ISBN: 9781936274444
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: History

The only new history of the police forces in the U.S. since 1945.

Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement

Author: Kären M. Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305176720
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Social Science

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT is a practical and straightforward book that focuses on law enforcement managers and supervisors, their jobs, and the complicated interrelationships between members of the law enforcement team and the communities they serve. The seventh edition has an increased emphasis on leadership and has been reorganized to begin with a general overview of the policing profession, thereby providing context for later discussions of the role of managers within the field. The text focuses on post-9/11 policing and includes research on the effects of 9/11 as well as discussion of data-driven policing (including CompStat policing), intelligence-led policing, evidence-based policing, and predictive policing. A new Ethical Dilemma boxed feature challenges students to think critically about the gray moral issues faced by supervisors every day. MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 7th Edition, presents a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of law enforcement leaders, covering relevant topics ranging from the newest principles in policing to the exciting technological aids changing the face of law enforcement today--preparing readers to become tomorrow's leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

21st Century Criminology A Reference Handbook

Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412960199
Release Date: 2009-08-06
Genre: Social Science

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology.

Corrections A Text Reader

Author: Mary K. Stohr
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452289922
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Social Science

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.