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New Books on Criminal Justice
Homelessness and Street Crime by
Call Number: 364.2 H752
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
One natural byproduct of a life on the street is criminal behavior, as adaptation to illegal acts becomes a matter of survival. Could ending homelessness reduce crime? What are ways in which that could be achieved, and whose responsibility is it? Are the homeless being unfairly blamed for street crime?
The War on Kids by
Call Number: 364.36 D832
Publication Date: 2017-11-01
In the United States, adolescents are routinely transferred out of juvenile court and into adult criminal court without any judicial oversight. Once in adult court, children can be sentenced without regard for their youth. Juveniles are housed in adult correctional facilities, they may be held in solitary confinement, and they experience the highest rates of sexual and physical assault among inmates. Until 2005, children convicted in America's courts were subject to the deathpenalty; today, they still may be sentenced to die in prison - no matter what efforts they make to rehabilitate themselves. The War on Kids reveals how the United States went from being a pioneer to an international pariah in its juvenile sentencing practices. The War on Kids maps out concrete steps that states can take to correct the course of American juvenile justice.
The Punishment Imperative by
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
“Backed up by the best science, Todd Clear and Natasha Frost make a compelling case for why the nation’s forty-year embrace of the punitive spirit has been morally bankrupt and endangered public safety. Recognizing that a policy turning point is at hand, Clear and Frost provide a practical blueprint for choosing a different correctional future—counsel that is wise and should be widely followed.”—Francis T. Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Suspicion Nation by
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation
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Criminal Justice Reference Books
The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2014-01-28
Offers wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage spanning 15 substantive areas within criminology and criminal justice, including criminal law, juvenile justice, education and professionalism, history of crime, and victimization.