Law

Waging the Battle Against Drunk Driving

Issues, Countermeasures, and Effectiveness

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.
Social Science

Police in contradiction

the evolution of the police function in society

Author: Cyril D. Robinson,Richard Scaglion,J. Michael Olivero

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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To what extent can police as legal agents of a dominant class serve as servants of the people and of comunity-at-large? A lawyer, ethnologist, and sociologist examine the evolution of the role of the police function in society.
History

Policing Western Europe

Politics, Professionalism, and Public Order, 1850-1940

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.
United States

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

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American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Medical

Innovative Approaches in the Treatment of Drug Abuse

Program Models and Strategies

Author: James A. Inciardi,Frank M. Tims,Bennett W. Fletcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 4879

What works best and why in the nation's effort to improve and expand treatment counteracting the epidemic use of cocaine and the spread of AIDS? This in-depth report by experts on drug abuse treatment today represents the state of the art in research about effective new strategies in drug abuse treatment. The findings, analysis, and recommendations should counteract misunderstanding and misinformation about the nature of drug abuse among 5.5. million patients and what can be done to help them. The survey covers methadone programs, residential programs, case management programs, and multi-modal and other eclectic programs addressing "real world" situations among different populations in a range of community-based programs. Investigators at the National Institute on Drug Abuse describe 15 projects that test intervention strategies to improve client recruitment, retention, performance, and treatment outcomes.
Political Science

Crack and the Evolution of Anti-drug Policy

Author: Steven R. Belenko

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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Summarizes what is known about smokable cocaine, its properties, its use and effects on health and behavior, and its distribution. Belenko describes America's policies since the mid-1980s and makes recommendations for the future.
English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Law

Personality and Peer Influence in Juvenile Corrections

Author: Martin Gold,D. Wayne Osgood

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 1452

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.
Political Science

Policing a Socialist Society

The German Democratic Republic

Author: Nancy Travis Wolfe

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 4789

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.
Business & Economics

Domestic Marijuana

A Neglected Industry

Author: Ralph A. Weisheit

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 6714

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.
Business & Economics

Police under pressure

resolving disputes

Author: Robert Coulson

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313287916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 558

Describes what it is like to be a cop in America today in the aftermath of the Rodney King verdict when dangerous weapons are used and snap decisions are required.
Social Science

Punishing Criminals

Developing Community-based Intermediate Sanctions

Author: Malcolm Davies

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 3353

This study argues for broader and more effective community-based intermediate sanctions to punish criminals today.
Law

Bad guys and good guys

moral polarization and crime

Author: Daniel S. Claster

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 302

View: 1352

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.
American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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American literature

Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Social Science

What is a Crime?

Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society

Author: Law Commission of Canada

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 3610

We all have notions of what it means to commit a crime. Most of us are very much aware of the behaviours which, by law, constitute crime. Rarely, however, do we stop to consider why certain activities and behaviours are deemed criminal and others are not. What Is A Crime? examines how we define criminal conduct in contemporary society, and how we respond to it once it has been identified. Drawing from diverse scholarly traditions, including law, sociology, criminology and socio-legal studies, this rich collection of essays looks at the processes of defining crime and considers the varied and complex implications of our decisions to criminalize certain unwanted behaviour. From the perspective of various case studies, the contributors reflect on the social processes that inform definitions of crime, criminal law, and its enforcement, while illuminating the subjective nature of crime and questioning the role of law in dealing with complex social issues. What Is A Crime? will be of interest to a broad spectrum of readers with an interest in the governance of crime and its control in contemporary society. Students and scholars of law, sociology, political science, philosophy, and criminology will find this book invaluable in furthering their understanding of the processes of defining and responding to crime and criminal behaviour. It will also hold sway with policymakers, criminal justice practitioners, and anyone with a stake in our current approaches to crime.
Social Science

The Handbook of Drugs and Society

Author: Henry H. Brownstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118726790

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 2166

This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs
Political Science

Community Policing

Origins, Elements, Implementation, Assessment

Author: Gerald D. Robin

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773476431

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

View: 6941