Taking Charge

Crisis Intervention in Criminal Justice

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Author: Anne T. Romano

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313268908

Category: Law

Page: 183

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This volume, written for police officers, auxiliary police, probation and parole agents, and correctional personnel, offers a comprehensive guide to crisis intervention within the context of the criminal justice system. Aimed at helping criminal justice professionals develop the skills necessary to defuse and resolve a wide variety of crisis situations, the book examines specific types of crises in detail, analyzes their causes and how people react to them, and demonstrates techniques that can help the intervener "take charge" of situations for those persons temporarily unable to help themselves.

Bad guys and good guys

moral polarization and crime

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Author: Daniel S. Claster

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 302

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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.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Vigilantism

Political History of Private Power in America

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Author: William C. Culberson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313272387

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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In Vigilantism, Culberson argues for a clear-cut distinction between domestic terrorism, in which actions are taken that deny progression in the social order, and vigilantism, in which the actors are vigilant in all things social that could do harm to the progressive social order. Culberson maintains that vigilantism has been the motivating social force in American politics since the founding of the country. This readable volume examines the American peoples' history of taking the law into their own hands and analyses the use of this private power in three eras of American politics--Colonial, Populist, and Progressive--asserting that private power effected the transitions in creating, distributing, and maintaining socially acceptable values and norms.

Waging the Battle Against Drunk Driving

Issues, Countermeasures, and Effectiveness

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Author: Gerald D. Robin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313278563

Category: Law

Page: 143

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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.

A Sword for the Convicted

Representing Indigent Defendants on Appeal

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Author: David T. Wasserman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313268816

Category: Law

Page: 270

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This book offers the first study of indigent criminal appellate representation in the United States. Using New York City as a research model, it explores the organizational, tactical, and ethical challenges of providing zealous advocacy for every convicted indigent wishing to appeal. The author, a former staff attorney with New York's Legal Aid Society, examines the impact of the Supreme Court's Douglas decision on appellate courts and representation; presents an empirical study of criminal appeals in New York; and discusses the implications of this research for indigent appellate defense.

Policing Western Europe

Politics, Professionalism, and Public Order, 1850-1940

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Author: Clive Emsley,Barbara Weinberger

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313282195

Category: History

Page: 251

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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.

Personality and Peer Influence in Juvenile Corrections

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Author: Martin Gold,D. Wayne Osgood

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 230

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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.

Police Pursuit Driving

Controlling Responses to Emergency Situations

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Author: Geoffrey P. Alpert,Roger G. Dunham

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 185

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Using the analogy between improper use of firearms and improper pursuit driving, Alpert and Dunham analyze the police car as a potentially dangerous weapon. The book is based upon information gathered over several years in Dade County (Miami), Florida. The data, which includes details of deaths, injuries, and property damage as well as arrests and apprehensions of felony suspects, are presented not to scare the reader, but to assist the public, members of the law enforcement community, and politicians to understand more clearly the role of pursuit in policing and crime control.

Chinese Subculture and Criminality

Non-traditional Crime Groups in America

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Author: Ko-lin Chin

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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By the 1990s, Asian crime groups will become the United States' foremost organized crime problem. Ko-lin Chin warns that limited law enforcement resources will be ineffective without a precise understanding of the norms, values, structure, criminal patterns, and interrelationships of these groups. Taking a major step toward this effort Chin's volume is a sociological investigation of Triads, tongs, and street gangs. It explores the where, how, and why of these groups and examines the connection between Triad subculture and criminality.

Domestic Marijuana

A Neglected Industry

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Author: Ralph A. Weisheit

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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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.

Delinquency in Puerto Rico

The 1970 Birth Cohort Study

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Author: Dora Nevares,Marvin Eugene Wolfgang,Paul E. Tracy

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 232

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This volume describes the findings of a longitudinal, birth cohort study of juvenile delinquency in Puerto Rico. Carried out under the auspices of the Puerto Rican Senate's Special Crime Commission, the book represents a new type of birth cohort study, based on the classic work done in Philadelphia. The authors have traced Puerto Rican children born in 1970, both male and female, through the greater San Juan police departments, charting the incidence of delinquency and the number of recurring offenders. These findings are compared to the Philadelphia studies of 1945 and 1958. The book begins its examination with a discussion of the background for the current study. Literature on juvenile delinquency in Puerto Rico is reviewed, official statistics are cited, and a discussion of the birth cohort and the importance of longitudinal studies is provided. Chapter 2 addresses the prevalence of delinquency, and chapter 3 details its incidence, severity, and types of offenses. Succeeding chapters cover such areas as age and delinquency, delinquent recidivism, and police and court dispositions. The volume concludes with a section on cohort comparisons, a summary of the findings, and some policy implications and suggestions for legislation. A group of appendices is also included. This work will be an important addition for courses in criminology and sociology, as well as a valuable resource for college and university libraries.

Policing a Socialist Society

The German Democratic Republic

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Author: Nancy Travis Wolfe

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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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.

Abstracts on Criminology and Penology

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

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Bimonthly. Abstracts of journal articles and monographs. Covers material from psychiatric literature as well as from criminological sources. Entries arranged in classified order. Author, subject indexes.