Waging the Battle Against Drunk Driving

Author: Gerald D. Robin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313278563
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Law

This volume addresses all major substantive aspects of the anti-drunk driving effort including society's changing attitudes and response to the crime, the role of grass roots groups, federal and state initiatives, and anti-drunk driving programs and projects.

Policing Western Europe

Author: Clive Emsley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313282196
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: History

This collection of essays examines the growth of professionalization in national police forces in England, France, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands. The period covered begins at the point where police forces had been established on some sort of a national scale. The essays are concerned with perceptions of both rulers and ruled, and perceptions of the role and function of the police in established industrial and urbanized societies. They also deal with the ways in which different police forces expanded and developed over time, and with the effect of this expansion and development on police organization and strategy. During the period covered in the book, all the countries of Western Europe were confronted with similar, essentially political challenges. Industrialization and urbanization created new and alarming environments and appeared to foster new and menacing social groups, from the dangerous classes lurking within the unskilled urban working class, to the more tangible organizations created by labor. Socialism and fascism provided the European states with new ideologies and ideologues to confront or to support--and world war, involving mass mobilization on the home as well as the battle fronts, was seen to require a further extension of the role of the state. In a crisis, central government must ensure its command over its forces of coercion and its sources of information--it was then that the police became most openly the executive area of government. As the trend toward central control intensified, so did the trend toward professionalization. By examining the evolution of the police in five societies, the authors provide valuable analyses of the ways police forces differed from one another, the ways in which they approached their tasks, and how they developed their respective self-images. This collection will be of considerable use to scholars and students involved in research on modern European history and criminology.

Police in contradiction

Author: Cyril D. Robinson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015032833652
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

To what extent can police as legal agents of a dominant class serve as servants of the people and of comunity-at-large? A lawyer, ethnologist, and sociologist examine the evolution of the role of the police function in society.

Policing a Socialist Society

Author: Nancy Travis Wolfe
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044557689
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Political Science

What was it like to live under the police and a criminal justice system in a socialist society and in a country governed by Marxist-Leninists? This is the first book-length study of criminal justice in the German Democratic Republic. Based on first-hand research conducted since 1985, the case study shows how principles of criminal justice and methods of governance have changed since 1989--with the dissolution of the GDR and its incorporation into the Federal Republic of Germany. It reports on the work of the People's Police and the State Security Police and how principles of criminal justice and methods of governance changed with the dissolution of the GDR.

Domestic Marijuana

Author: Ralph A. Weisheit
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UCSC:32106018595030
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Although the domestic marijuana industry may generate revenues as high as $60 billion each year and probably accounts for more than a fourth of the marijuana consumed in the United States, this is the first systematic study of the industry and of the people who cultivate marijuana for profit. Weisheit challenges popular images of the drug industry, by shifting focus from drug production in other countries and the plight of inner cities, to the rural drug scene in marijuana, how it involves white middle-aged men, and how the industry has developed.

Personality and Peer Influence in Juvenile Corrections

Author: Martin Gold
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UOM:39015053764026
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Law

This innovative study of 300 delinquent boys in a medium security institution offers rare practical and theoretical findings for social scientists, administrators, and policymakers. This unique field experiment examines how peers affected the rehabilitation of different group members, how staff used those influences for positive change after release from the institution, and how differing behavior, values, and feelings improved. This well-designed research has broad implications for use in graduate courses as well as for policymakers and administrators dealing with delinquents.

Innovative Approaches in the Treatment of Drug Abuse

Author: James A. Inciardi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: UOM:39015029965129
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Medical

What works best and why in the nation's effort to improve and expand treatment counteracting the epidemic use of cocaine and the spread of AIDS? This in-depth report by experts on drug abuse treatment today represents the state of the art in research about effective new strategies in drug abuse treatment. The findings, analysis, and recommendations should counteract misunderstanding and misinformation about the nature of drug abuse among 5.5. million patients and what can be done to help them. The survey covers methadone programs, residential programs, case management programs, and multi-modal and other eclectic programs addressing "real world" situations among different populations in a range of community-based programs. Investigators at the National Institute on Drug Abuse describe 15 projects that test intervention strategies to improve client recruitment, retention, performance, and treatment outcomes.

Police under pressure

Author: Robert Coulson
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 0313287910
Release Date: 1993-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes what it is like to be a cop in America today in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict when dangerous weapons are used and snap decisions are required.

Punishing Criminals

Author: Malcolm Davies
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060928830
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This study argues for broader and more effective community-based intermediate sanctions to punish criminals today.

Crack and the Evolution of Anti drug Policy

Author: Steven R. Belenko
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005100891
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Summarizes what is known about smokable cocaine, its properties, its use and effects on health and behavior, and its distribution. Belenko describes America's policies since the mid-1980s and makes recommendations for the future.

Bad guys and good guys

Author: Daniel S. Claster
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015026944556
Release Date: 1992-11
Genre: Law

In this, the most extensive analysis yet published on images of criminals and victims, Claster explains why the public as well as its representatives resist measures that would seem to be sensible ways of ameliorating crime.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023709192
Release Date: 1992
Genre: American literature