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Criminal justice : a very short introduction / by Roberts, Julian V.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-132) and index.Introducing criminal justice -- Between the crime and the court -- In court and on trial -- Why punish ... and how? -- In and out of prison -- Hearing the crime victim? -- The future of criminal justice -- Appendix : extract from the Court of Appeal judgement.The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, he discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victim throughout the criminal justice system, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, Roberts critically assesses the way in which the system functions and its importance around the world.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of.; Criminal justice, Administration of;
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Corrections / by Alarid, Leanne Fiftal,1967-; Reichel, Philip L.,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-278) and index.An evidence-based approach to corrections -- Why do we punish? -- Correctional practices from ancient to contemporary times -- Sentencing -- Probation and community supervision -- Jails and pretrial release -- Managing prisons and prisoners -- Prison life -- Special correctional populations -- Reentry programs and parole -- Legal issues in corrections -- Capital punishment -- Juvenile corrections -- Revisiting evidence-based practices and what works."The text examines how evidence-based practices are used in corrections and how theory is linked to treatment and punishment of offenders. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, encouraging students to think critically about community corrections, prison life, treatment of offenders, reentry, legal issues, the death penalty, and juveniles in corrections" - Amazon.com.
Subjects: Corrections.; Punishment.; Criminal justice, Administration of.;
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Criminal justice: a very short introduction / [electronic resource]. by Roberts, Julian V.;
The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction, Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, he discusses topics such as the uses of imprisonment, the effects of capital punishment, and the purposes of sentencing. Considering the role of the victim throughout the criminal justice system, as well as public knowledge and attitudes towards criminal justice, Roberts critically assesses the way in which the system functions and its importance around the world. About the Series: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12290 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 792 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Criminal justice, Administration of.; Criminal justice, Administration of; Nonfiction.; Law.;
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On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=3714602 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The encyclopedia of crime and punishment. by Jennings, Wesley G.,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Volume I. A-C -- Volume II. D-N -- Volume III. O-Z.
Subjects: Crime; Criminal justice, Administration of; Criminology;
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The crisis in America's criminal courts : improving criminal justice outcomes by transforming decision-making / by Kelly, William R.,author.;
Acknowledgments / Introduction / Chapter 1: The U.S. Criminal Court System / Chapter 2: Decision Making in the Criminal Courts / Chapter 3: The Front End of the Pretrial System: Arrest, Detention, and Bail / Chapter 4: Promising Prosecutors: Reform in the DA’s Office / Chapter 5: Indigent Defense / Chapter 6: Rethinking the Adversarial Approach / Chapter 7: Putting the Pieces Together: Fundamental Pretrial and Court Reform / References / Index / About the Author.The Crisis in the American Criminal Courts highlights a variety of problems that judges, prosecutors, and public defenders face within a criminal justice system that is ineffective, unfair, and extraordinarily expensive. While many argue, and I agree, that crushing caseloads and court dockets certainly qualify as a crisis, I suggest there is a much greater crisis in the courts that results in profound downstream effects on criminal justice performance and outcomes. It sounds simple, but the greatest risk faced by the justice system is the lack of time, expertise, and resources for effective decision-making. In this book, I propose a variety of evidence-based reforms that, as a start, provide the key decision-makers with professional clinical experts to accurately assess and advise regarding mitigating the circumstances that bring individuals into the courts.We must rebalance. We need incarceration for those who are too dangerous or violent or who are habitual offenders. For most of the rest, we need to manage risk, but very importantly, it is time to get serious about behavioral change.We need to change the culture of the courthouse and reorient how we think about crime and punishment. -- provided by publisher.Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Criminal justice, Administration of; Criminal courts;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6675334 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice / by Benforado, Adam.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-367) and index."A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system--and affect us all. Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's taped confession, or a simple word choice or gesture during a cross-examination. In Unfair, law professor Adam Benforado shines a light on this troubling new research, showing, for example, that people with certain facial features receive longer sentences and that judges are far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning. In fact, over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness--and Benforado argues that until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses in our legal system. Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases--from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case--Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society's weakest members, convicting the innocent while letting dangerous criminals go free. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of the problem and proposes a wealth of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law"--Investigation. The labels we live by : the victim ; Dangerous confessions : the detective ; The criminal mind : the suspect -- Adjudication. Breaking the rules : the lawyer ; In the eye of the beholder : the jury ; The corruption of memory : the eyewitness ; How to tell a lie : the expert ; Umpires of activists : the judge -- Punishment. An eye for an eye : the public ; Throwing away the key : the prisoner -- Reform. What we must overcome : the challenge ; What we can do : the future.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Discrimination in criminal justice administration; Criminal psychology.;
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Criminal justice professionals : a practical career guide / by Endsley, Kezia,1968-author.;
Includes bibliographical references.Introduction -- Why Choose a Career in Criminal Justice? -- Forming a Career Plan in Criminal Justice -- Pursuing the Education Path -- Writing Your Resume and Interviewing."Criminal Justice Professionals: A Practical Career Guide includes interviews with professionals in a field that has proven to be a stable, lucrative, and growing profession"--
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Criminal justice personnel.; Law enforcement;
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Effective communication in criminal justice / by Grubb, Robert E.; Hemby, K. Virginia,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The basics of effective communication -- Communication : words are not enough -- Think before you speak : the verbal component -- Actions speak louder than words : nonverbal communication -- Preparing for effective communication -- Grammar : a lesson in the basics -- Preparing to speak : presentations and visual aids -- Effective communication in your professional sphere -- Written communication : an agency's lifeline -- Interviewing and interrogating: witnesses and suspects -- The court system : preparing for and testifying in court -- Technology and communication : a new frontier -- Conflict resolution and other special forms of communication -- Effective communication with different populations -- Communication with diverse populations : ethnic/cultural groups and children and youth -- Communication with special groups : cognitive, physiological, psychological, and emotional disabilities -- Endnotes -- About the authors.
Subjects: Communication in law enforcement.; Criminal justice, Administration of.; Criminal records;
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Multiculturalism and the criminal justice system / by Hanser, Robert D.; Gomila, Michael,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Criminal justice, Administration of; Multiculturalism; Discrimination in criminal justice administration;
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Psychology and crime / by Sammons, Aidan.; Putwain, David,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-204) and index.Introduction -- Defining and measuring crime -- Biologically oriented explanations of offending -- Psychologically oriented explanations of offending -- Socially oriented explanations of offending -- Psychology and police investigations -- Witness testimony -- Courtroom processes -- Judicial responses to offending -- Crime prevention -- Contemporary topics : terrorism and cybercrime -- Critical perspectives : crime, gender and race."Concise, informative, and accessible, the book explores a range of theories to understand criminal behaviour, from the physiological to the social. It covers a range of contexts within the criminal justice system where psychology offers unique insights, including police investigation, the perspective of witnesses and victims, and courtroom proceedings." - Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Criminal psychology.; Crime; Criminal justice, Administration of; Criminology.;
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