Crime Control and Social Justice

The Delicate Balance

Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins,Samuel L. Myers,Randolph N. Stone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307904

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.
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Law, politics, and society

Author: Suzanne Samuels,Suzanne Uttaro Samuels

Publisher: Wadsworth

ISBN: 9780618376513

Category: Education

Page: 417

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This text studies the inextricable links between law, society, and politics through an in-depth examination of the institutions for law-making in the United States, focusing on the function, structure, and participants in the process. The institutions-oriented approach focuses on contemporary coverage of the interrelationship between law and society, and includes discussion of controversial topics, such as the influence of race, class, gender, and corporate governance on the law. Law, Politics, and Society also looks at the theoretical and philosophical foundations of American law and provides comparative and international perspectives. Diversity is embedded into each chapter within the readings—drawn from a broad range of interdisciplinary sources such as sociology, history, and medicine—as well as in activities, which encourage discussion about law and race, national origin, gender, and class. In addition, excellent coverage of how the law has changed since September 11, 2001 helps students understand these complex relationships in a tangible way. Popular Culture features use a series of photographs to help students understand how law both informs and is informed by popular culture. Law in Action features apply the concepts of each chapter to an actual law in order to illustrate the central point and to help students better understand theoretical concepts.
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Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution

America's Lost, Abandoned, and Sexually Exploited Children

Author: Ronald Barri Flowers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314926

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Examines the nature and incidence of runaway youth and the relationship to teenage prostitution.
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Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ellen G. Cohn,David P. Farrington,Richard Alan Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301537

Category: Law

Page: 147

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This book utilizes citation analysis of recent articles and books to identify influential scholars, important works, and patterns of issues and trends in criminology and criminal justice research.
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