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Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System

Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System

Author: April Pattavina

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930183

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System suggests that information technology in criminal justice will continue to challenge us to think about how we turn information into knowledge, who can use that knowledge, and for what purposes. In this text, editor April Pattavina synthesizes the growing body of research in information technology and criminal justice. Contributors examine what has been learned from past experiences, what the current state of IT is in various components of the criminal justice system, and what challenges lie ahead.

Young black people and the criminal justice system

Young black people and the criminal justice system

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215034441

Category: Black people

Page: 412

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Young black people and the criminal justice System : Second report of session 2006-07, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Women in the Criminal Justice System

Women in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Clarice Feinman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275944872

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This third edition provides thoroughly updated information on the status of women in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system, from incarcerated women to professionals in the legal, law enforcement, and correctional fields. While concentrating on the present, Clarice Feinman traces changes in theories, goals, practices, and policies concerning women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds--be they offenders, professionals, or reformers--since 1800, with a focus on why changes occurred. This unique text is an important tool for filling gaps in information, continuity, and understanding of issues affecting women in the up-hill battle to transform this male-dominated system.

The Policy-making Process in the Criminal Justice System

The Policy-making Process in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Adrian Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415670142

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This book offers a fresh perspective on the policy making process in the criminal justice system offering a detailed overview of both the theory behind it and how it plays out in practice with contemporary policy examples.

The Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Justice System

Author: Ronald J. Waldron

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780982365809

Category: Law

Page: 546

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The Criminal Justice System: An Introduction, Fifth Edition incorporates the latest developments in the field while retaining the basic organization of previous editions which made this textbook so popular. Exploring the police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections, including probation and parole, the book moves chronologically through the different agencies in the order in which they are usually encountered when an individual goes through the criminal justice process. New in the Fifth Edition: A complete updating of charts and statistics to reflect the changes the FBI has made to the Unified Crime Reports System Expanded material on the history of law enforcement Additional information on terrorism, homeland security, and its effect on the police New approaches to policing such as Problem-Oriented Policing and Intelligence-Led Policing Cyber crime, identity theft, accreditation, and new approaches to crime analysis New information on prosecution standards, community prosecution, and prosecutorial abuse New emphasis on the concept of jurisdiction and the inter-relation between the courts’ functions and the other branches of the criminal justice system An examination of the dilemma for the courts caused by the intersection of politics, funding, media, and technology New discussions on prisoner radicalization Pedagogical features: Each chapter begins with an outline and a statement of purpose to help students understand exactly what they are supposed to master and why Illustrations to assist in the clarification and further development of topics in the text Each chapter ends with a summary, a list of key terms, and a series of discussion questions to stimulate thought Appendices with the United States Constitution, a glossary of criminal justice terminology, and websites useful in gaining knowledge of the criminal justice system Access to a free computerized learning course based on the book

The Criminal Justice System

The Criminal Justice System

Author: Bryan Gibson

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781904380436

Category: Law

Page: 239

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This book is a thoroughly up-to-date account of the UK criminal process — its framework, institutions, participants, and practical everyday context. This re-styled edition of the authors' highly successful Introduction to the Criminal Justice Process (first published in 1995) takes account of the large scale changes that have impacted the Criminal Justice System (CJS) over a few short years. It will be of considerable value to anyone seeking to put these changes into perspective. Accessible and well-informed, it can be read on its own as a basic introductory text or enhanced by the 'top down' approach of Waterside Press' The New Ministry of Justice and The New Home Office. The Criminal Justice System looks at all the main tasks of the CJS in England and Wales, from the investigation of crime and the arrest of suspects through court remands and key preliminaries to trial, sentence, and beyond. In a concise and readily understood way, the book sets out the powers, responsibilities, and day-to-day methods and practices of each of the criminal justice services. It covers the role of the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Criminal Defence Service, judges, magistrates, the National Probation Service, HM Prison Service, the Parole Board, as well as the role of the private, voluntary and non-statutory sectors. The book also ranges from crime prevention strategies to victims and restorative justice, from moves to create enhanced procedures and modern-day rules and standards to the importance of values such as fairness, integrity, decency, ethics, and human rights.

Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System

Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317255666

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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'This collection presents significant summaries of past criminal behavior, and significant new cultural and political contextualizations that provide greater understanding of the complex effects of crime, sovereignty, culture, and colonization on crime and criminalization on Indian reservations.' Duane Champagne, UCLA (From the Foreword) Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System offers a comprehensive approach to explaining the causes, effects, and solutions for the presence and plight of Native Americans in the criminal justice system. Articles from scholars and experts in Native American issues examine the ways in which society's response to Native Americans is often socially constructed. The contributors work to dispel the myths surrounding the crimes committed by Native Americans and assertions about the role of criminal justice agencies that interact with Native Americans. In doing so, the contributors emphasize the historical, social, and cultural roots of Anglo European conflicts with Native peoples and how they are manifested in the criminal justice system. Selected chapters also consider the global and cross-national ramifications of Native Americans and crime. This book systematically analyzes the broad nature of the subject area, including unique and emerging problems, theoretical issues, and policy implications.

Women in the Criminal Justice System

Women in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Tina L. Freiburger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482260502

Category: Law

Page: 293

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Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime provides a rare up-to-date examination of women both as offenders and employees in the criminal justice system. While the crime rate in the United States is currently decreasing, the rate of female incarceration is rising. Female participation in the criminal justice wo

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Emma Milne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319767741

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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Bringing together academics and professionals, this edited collection considers key issues in current criminal justice policy and practice related specifically to women to answer the important question: are women being failed by the criminal justice system? In a landscape where women’s involvement in the criminal justice system still tends to be ignored or lost in discussions about men, contributors place special emphasis on women as both victims and offenders. The chapters cover a wide range of topics relating to women and crime, including: violent and sexual victimisation, violent offending, sentencing and punishment, and rape myths. Since the peak of feminist criminal justice scholarship in the 1990s, the place of women in the criminal justice system has arguably slipped down the agenda and the authors of this collection draw on original research to make the compelling case for a swift remedy to this. Drawing on recent academic studies and professional experience to set an agenda for future research – as well as legal and policy reform – this book injects new life into the dialogue surrounding women and the criminal justice system. Innovative and timely, this collection of essays holds broad appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as students of criminology, criminal justice and law, and all those with an interest in feminism, justice, and inequality.