Author: Larry K. Gaines Genre: Political Science Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company ISBN: 0534574564 Book Pages: 419 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
An engaging text/CD-ROM package with many features designed to spark student interest. Coverage progresses from measuring and explaining crime through policing, prisons, and the juvenile justice system. Boxed readings deal with criminal justice in action, criminal justice and technology, and popular culture, and offer first-person accounts of crimi
Author: Larry K. Gaines Genre: Education Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: 9781305446113 Book Pages: 528 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Concise, career focused, and completely up to date, the exciting new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 8th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging magazine-like layout make this succinct text ideal for a fast-paced course and visual learners. The text presents topics and cases straight from today's headlines, putting students in the center of the action with vivid, relatable examples that demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. Reflecting reviewer feedback, the text combines just the right depth of coverage with a wealth of learning tools that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Inge Vanfraechem Genre: Social Science Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317310082 Book Pages: 210 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
To understand how people experience justice and security is a challenging task in times of unrest, marked by growing perceptions of insecurity, discrimination and uncertainty. The European project ALTERNATIVE aimed to understand justice and security experiences related to conflicts in intercultural settings, when citizens are given the means to actively contribute to these processes. This book relates how the project was set up as an action research through the concrete description of four action sites: social housing estates in Vienna, Austria; a small community in Hungary with a Roma population; three border towns in Serbia; and three communities in Northern Ireland. These four sites have been compared through an innovative methodology, which leads to a deeper understanding of the impact of participatory and restorative justice oriented processes, and - in a more general way - of what action research may entail in the criminological field. Bringing together researchers and case studies from around Europe, this book examines the scientific potential of action research as a methodology in criminal justice settings. This book is one of two volumes resulting from the work by a group of researchers in six European countries having cooperated intensively during four years in ALTERNATIVE, an action research project funded under the EU Seventh Framework Programme.
Author: Larry K. Gaines Genre: Education Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: 9781305854970 Book Pages: 672 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
As riveting and current as today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, Ninth Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts make sense to students, thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter and plentiful real-world examples throughout the book. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter as well as in the book's supplementary items. Thinking critically and writing become less intimidating for students with the guidance of practical writing activities. Reviewers praise the book's crisp, clear topic coverage as well as its engaging magazine-style design and captivating writing, which combine to draw students into the material. And, with this edition's expanded coverage of ethics, policy, and discretion, students gain a panoramic view of key criminal justice issues that goes far beyond learning facts and the law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Genre: Medical Publisher: National Academies Press ISBN: 9780309452960 Book Pages: 582 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.
Author: Charles W. Colson Genre: Religion Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 0842352457 Book Pages: 175 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Something clearly is wrong with the current justice system in which repeat incarceration is high, injustice is rampant, and 25 percent of African-American males can expect to spend time behind bars. Colson's biblical ideas for reform have the potential to turn the system around, keep innocent people out of prison, and give victims some relief.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of Publisher: ISBN: STANFORD:36105111232604 Book Pages: 2071 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi