Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities
A Book

by Samuel Walker

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2014-06-01
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1285459024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities: A Policy Guide

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities: A Policy Guide
A Book

by Samuel Walker

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2010-05-05
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1133008194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Samuel Walker’s SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Seventh Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a distinctly lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities

Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities
A Book

by Samuel Walker

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2014-05-16
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1305178149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Samuel Walker’s SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The New World of Police Accountability

The New World of Police Accountability
A Book

by Samuel E. Walker,Carol A. Archbold

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2013-12-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1483324648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The subject of police accountability includes some of the most important developments in American policing: the control of officer-involved shootings and use of force; citizen complaints and the best procedures for handling them; federal 'pattern or practice' litigation against police departments; allegations of race discrimination; early intervention systems to monitor officer behavior; and police self-monitoring efforts. The Second Edition of The New World of Police Accountability covers these subjects and more with a sharp and critical perspective. It provides readers with a comprehensive description of the most recent developments and an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book offers detailed coverage of critical incident reporting; pattern analysis of critical incidents; early intervention systems; internal and external review of citizen complaints; and federal consent decrees.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice
A Book

by Larry J. Siegel,John L. Worrall

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 1305969766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Sixteenth Edition, gives you an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping you with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. With its balanced and objective presentation, to-the-point writing style, and interactive online tools, the text effectively guides you through the intricate workings of the processes of justice as well as key policy issues. In addition, an emphasis on today's career options -- including insight from numerous professionals on the rewards and realities of their jobs -- prepares you for success beyond the classroom.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice
A Book

by Larry J. Siegel,John L. Worrall

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2013-01-31
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 1285528751
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Engaging, visually dynamic, and packed with vivid illustrations, INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, Fourteenth Edition, provide an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems while equipping readers with a solid understanding of criminal justice concepts. The text’s balanced, objective presentation and to-the-point writing style effectively guide students through the intricate workings of the concepts and processes of justice as well as key policy issues. In addition, an emphasis on today’s career options prepares readers for success beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]
An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

by Gregg Lee Carter

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-05-04
  • Pages : 1096
  • ISBN : 0313386714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs
A Policy Guide

by Samuel Walker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary, provocative, and practical, this new Third Edition of Sam Walkers widely used SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME AND DRUGS offers a pragmatic and sometimes unsettling look at the crime problem in America. Walker presents a wide spectrum of views concerning criminal justice in contemporary America and aids readers in cutting through myths and political rhetoric, and stimulates critical thinking..

The Rights Revolution

The Rights Revolution
Rights and Community in Modern America

by Samuel Walker

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1998-09-24
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780195344714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most dramatic change in American society in the last forty years has been the explosive growth of personal rights, a veritable "rights revolution" that is perceived by both conservatives and liberals as a threat to traditional values and our sense of community. Is it possible that our pursuit of personal rights is driving our country toward moral collapse? In The Rights Revolution, Samuel Walker answers this question with an emphatic no. The "rights revolution," says Walker, is the embodiment of the American ideals of morality and community. He argues that the critics of personal rights--from conservatives such as Robert Bork to liberals such as Michael Sandel--often forget the blatant injustices perpetrated against minorities such as women, homosexuals, African-Americans, and mentally handicapped citizens before the civil ights movement. They attack "identity politics" policies such as affirmative action, but fail to offer any reasonable solution to the dilemma of how to overcome exclusion in a society with such a powerful legacy of discrimination. Communitarians, who offer the most comprehensive alternative to a rights-oriented society, rarely define what they mean by community. What happens when conflicts arise between different notions of community? Walker concedes that the expansion of individual rights does present problems, but insists that the gains far outweigh the losses. And he reminds us that the absolute protection of our individual rights is our best defense against discrimination and injustice. The Rights Revolution is an impassioned call to honor the personal rights of all American citizens, and to embrace an enriched sense of democracy, tolerance, and community in our nation.

Toward a Unified Criminology

Toward a Unified Criminology
Integrating Assumptions about Crime, People and Society

by Robert Agnew

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 0814707904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists study, the causes they examine, the control strategies they recommend, and how they test their theories and evaluate crime-control strategies. In Toward a Unified Criminology, noted criminologist Robert Agnew provides a critical examination of these assumptions, drawing on a range of research and perspectives to argue that these assumptions are too restrictive, unduly limiting the types of crime that are explored, the causes that are considered, and the methods of data collection and analysis that are employed. As such, they undermine our ability to explain and control crime. Agnew then proposes an alternative set of assumptions, drawing heavily on both mainstream and critical theories of criminology, with the goal of laying the foundation for a unified criminology that is better able to explain a broader range of crimes.

The Police in America

The Police in America
An Introduction

by Samuel Walker,Charles M. Katz

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The Police in America' provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The text begins with a compelling analysis of the foundation of law enforcement and the history of American police. It goes on to cover the critical role of the beat cop, the fundamental problems in policing, the career path of police officers, and a level-by-level overview of police organizations. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics, to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

If We Can Put a Man on the Moon--

If We Can Put a Man on the Moon--
Getting Big Things Done in Government

by William D. Eggers,John O'Leary

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1422166368
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The American people are frustrated with their government-dismayed by a series of high-profile failures (Iraq, Katrina, the financial meltdown) that seems to just keep getting longer. Yet the US has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, the national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing. The US need more successes like these to reclaim the government's legacy of competence. In If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, William Eggers and John O'Leary explain how to do it. The key? Understand-and avoid-the common pitfalls that trip up public-sector leaders during the journey from idea to results. The authors recount surprisingly entertaining stories of public policy initiatives that succeeded beyond all imagination, including the Marshall Plan, the 1996 welfare reform and London’s Congestion Charge. They also find lessons in failures, including Boston’s Big Dig and the Challenger disaster. If We Can Put a Man on the Moonshows how government really works with an optimistic and non-partisan look at the kinds of large government endeavors that have shaped US history and that are unfolding in the news right now. Ultimately, however, the authors show us that good ideas are just the beginning of a successful initiative. With proper design, commitment, implementation and re-evaluation, our leaders can once again accomplish big things. The authors identify pitfalls including: The Partial Map Trap: Fumbling handoffs throughout project execution The Tolstoy Syndrome: Seeing only the possibilities you want to see Design-Free Design: Designing policies for passage through the legislature, not for implementation The Overconfidence Trap: Creating unrealistic budgets and timelines The Complacency Trap: Failing to recognize that a program needs change At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.

Critical Race Realism

Critical Race Realism
Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law

by Gregory Parks,Shayne Edward Jones,W. Jonathan Cardi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A practical look at the way racial bias plays out at every level of the legal system, from witness identification and jury selection to prosecutorial behaviour, defence decisions and the way expert witnesses are regarded. Using cutting-edge research from across the social sciences and, in particular, new understandings from psychology of the way prejudice functions in the brain, this new book includes many of the seminal writings to date along with newly commissioned pieces filling in gaps in the present literature.

Terrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism and Homeland Security
A Book

by Jonathan Randall White

  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Strives to discuss the ost sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threats of terrorism and the basic security issues that surround terrorism today.

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America
A Book

by Samuel Walker,Cassia Spohn,Miriam DeLone

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1337091863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The New World of Police Accountability

The New World of Police Accountability
A Book

by Samuel E. Walker,Carol A. Archbold

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2018-12-12
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1544339194
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Completely revised to cover recent events and research, the Third Edition of The New World of Police Accountability provides an original and comprehensive analysis of some of the most important developments in police accountability and reform strategies. With a keen and incisive perspective, esteemed authors and policing researchers, Samuel Walker and Carol Archbold, address the most recent developments and provide an analysis of what works, what reforms are promising, and what has proven unsuccessful. The book’s analysis draws on current research, as well as the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the reforms embodied in Justice Department consent decrees. New to the Third Edition: The national crisis over police legitimacy and use of force is put into context through extensive discussions of recent police shootings and the response to this national crisis, providing readers a valuable perspective on the positive steps that have been taken and the limits of those steps. Coverage of the issues related to police officer uses of force is now the prevailing topic in Chapter 3 and includes detailed discussion of the topic, including de-escalation, tactical decision making, and the important changes in training related to these issues. An updated examination of the impact of technology on policing, including citizens’ use of recording devices, body-worn cameras, open data provided by police agencies, and use of social media, explores how technology contributes to police accountability in the United States. A complete, up-to-date discussion of citizen oversight of the police provides details on the work of selected oversight agencies, including the positive developments and their limitations, enabling readers to have an informed discussion of the subject. Detailed coverage of routine police activities that often generate public controversy now includes such topics as responding to mental health calls, domestic violence calls, and police "stop and frisk" practices. Issues related to policing and race relations are addressed head-on through a careful examination of the data, as well as the impact of recent reforms that have attempted to achieve professional, bias-free policing.

Fashionable Nonsense

Fashionable Nonsense
Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

by Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont

  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1466862408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo of postmodern theorists. The event sparked a furious debate in academic circles and made the headlines of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Now in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Sokal and his fellow physicist Jean Bricmont expand from where the hoax left off. In a delightfully witty and clear voice, the two thoughtfully and thoroughly dismantle the pseudo-scientific writings of some of the most fashionable French and American intellectuals. More generally, they challenge the widespread notion that scientific theories are mere "narrations" or social constructions.

Death Nation

Death Nation
The Experts Explain American Capital Punishment

by Matthew B. Robinson

  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For courses in Capital Punishment, The Death Penalty, Policy Analysis/Policy Evaluation/Public Policy and Social Problems. Based on empirical evidence, Death Nation offers a fair and reasoned analysis of capital punishment as it is actually practiced in the United States. It includes a discussion of death penalty history, an analysis of the death penalty law and a discussion of various policy implications. Rather than present philosophical or moral arguments, it presents findings from a survey administered to dozens of capital punishment experts throughout the United States. Included in the book are fact check sections that analyze these expert opinions for accuracy based on available empirical evidence.

Drugs and Drug Policy

Drugs and Drug Policy
The Control of Consciousness Alteration

by Clayton J. Mosher,Scott Akins

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 501
  • ISBN : 0761930078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"...the authors provide a detailed review of existing drug policy in the United States and an excellent and thorough review of the effects of both legal and illegal substances. One of the book's outstanding features is its comprehensive coverage of policy regarding legal and non legal drugs...this book is also extremely thought provoking and challenges readers to consider the foundation of their own perspectives on drugs and drug policies." —PSYCCRITIQUES Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration provides a cross-national perspective on the regulation of drug use by examining and critiquing drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. In this engaging text, authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; and theories of the “causes” of drug use.

Deviant Behavior

Deviant Behavior
Crime, Conflict, and Interest Groups

by Charles H. McCaghy,Timothy A. Capron,J. D. Jamieson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002-03-01
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780205341658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using the interest group conflict framework, this textbook examines explanations concerning the definition of deviance, the causes of crime, its measurement, organizational deviance, sexual behavior, mental health, and substance abuse. Real-world examples highlight key concepts. Particular attention