Law

The Culture of Control

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 434

This work charts the changes in crime control & criminal justice that have occurred in Britain & America over the last 25 years. It then explains these transformations by showing how social organisation has prompted political and cultural adaptations.
Law

The Culture of Control

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 440

This work charts the changes in crime control & criminal justice that have occurred in Britain & America over the last 25 years. It then explains these transformations by showing how social organisation has prompted political and cultural adaptations.
Law

Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Decency

Author: Andrew Rutherford

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 199

View: 155

ëWithout people committed to humanising penal practice, criminal justice can so easily sink into apathy and pointless repressioní Sunday Telegraph. ëA highly readable and illuminating workí Times Higher Education Supplement . ëOne of those rare books that deserves a wide readership across the disciplines of criminal justiceí Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health . ëAt a time when humanity in criminal justice is commonly ranked below efficiency and value for money . . . the need for vigilance is greater than everí. British Journal of Criminology. This book is a must for anyone who believes that it is important to preserve ethics, standards, values and integrity.
History

Taming the System

Author: Samuel Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 380

It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials. Taming the System is a history of the forty-year effort to control the discretion. It examines the discretion problem from the initial "discovery" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the 1950s through to the most recent evaluation research on reform measures. Of enormous value to scholars, reformers, and criminal justice professionals, this book approaches the discretion problem through a detailed examination of four decision points: policing, bail setting, plea bargaining, and sentencing. In a field which largely produces short-ranged "evaluation research," this study, in taking a wider approach, distinguishes between the role of administrative bodies (the police) and evaluates the longer-term trends and the successful reforms in criminal justice history.
Crime prevention

Turning the Tide

Author: Jon Bright

Publisher: Demos

ISBN:

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 128

View: 162

Social Science

Crime and Everyday Life

Author: Marcus Felson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 107

Previous editions of Crime and Everyday Life have been popular with students and instructors for Felson's clear, concise writing style and his unique approach to crime causation. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, and includes, among other changes, new chapters on white-collar crime and the use of technology in crime control. By emphasizing that routine everyday activities set the stage for illegal activities (i.e. stolen goods sold in a legal business setting), Felson challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a unique perspective and novel solutions for reducing crime. Students in introductory criminology and criminal justice courses will discover that simple and inexpensive changes in the physical environment and patterns of everyday activity can often produce substantial decreases in crime rates. Insightful, yet fun to read, this new edition of Crime and Everyday Life is sure to provoke students to look at the causes and control of crime with a fresh perspective...and renewed hope.

Risk Society

Author: Professor Ulrich Beck

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 272

View: 891

This panoramic analysis of the condition of Western societies has been hailed as a classic. This first English edition has taken its place as a core text of contemporary sociology alongside earlier typifications of society as postindustrial and current debates about the social dimensions of the postmodern. Underpinning the analysis is the notion of the risk society'. The changing nature of society's relation to production and distribution is related to the environmental impact as a totalizing, globalizing economy based on scientific and technical knowledge becomes more central to social organization and social conflict.
Law

Thinking about crime

Author: James Q. Wilson

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 231

View: 327

Argues that criminal activity is largely rational, shaped by rewards and penalties it offers versus the outcome of other available activities.
Social Science

Criminology and Social Theory

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 365

In this unique collection, a distinguished group of social theorists reflect upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book brings together for the first time some of today's most powerful social analysts in a discussion of the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society. The result is a stimulating and provocative volume that will be of equal interest to specialist criminologists and those working in the fields of social and cultural studies.
Business & Economics

In an Age of Experts

Author: Steven Brint

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 459

Since the 1960s the number of highly educated professionals in America has grown dramatically. During this time scholars and journalists have described the group as exercising increasing influence over cultural values and public affairs. The rise of this putative "new class" has been greeted with idealistic hope or ideological suspicion on both the right and the left. In an Age of Experts challenges these characterizations, showing that claims about the distinctive politics and values of the professional stratum have been overstated, and that the political preferences of professionals are much more closely linked to those of business owners and executives than has been commonly assumed.