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Community Justice 1st Edition

Todd R. Clear, Eric Cadora

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  • 152 Pages

Overview

Part of the Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice series, this text is a formative work that discusses the concepts of community within the context of justice policy and programs. This philosophy ties together a number of influential changes in the system: the success of problem solving policing, the expansion of community courts, experiments in neighborhood probation, and the influence of restorative justice. Clear and Cadora analyze how these changes in the system are a dramatic shift that illuminates how concerns for social justice merge with criminal justice innovations to provide new solutions to many system ills under the banner of Community Justice.

Todd R. Clear, Rutgers University

Todd R. Clear is the University Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey. He is currently involved in studies of mass incarceration, the impact of prison policy on communities and the concept of "community justice." He was founding editor of the journal Criminology and Public Policy. His previous writing covers the topics of correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions and sentencing policy. Clear has served as president of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has been a programming and policy consultant to public agencies in over 40 states and five nations, and his work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association. Clear is the author of two recent books on correctional policy: IMPRISONING COMMUNITIES: HOW MASS INCARCERATION MAKES DISADVANTAGED PLACES WORSE (Oxford University Press) and THE PUNISHMENT IMPERATIVE: THE RISE AND FAILURE OF MASS INCARCERATION (NYU Press).

Eric Cadora,

Eric Cadora is a Grants Officer at the Open Society Institute's Criminal Justice Initiative in New York City. He also works as an independent consultant on community justice issues, specializing in mapping analyses of criminal justice data. For many years he served as Research and Policy Director at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, New York State's largest alternative to incarceration program.
Introduction.
1. Criminal Justice and the Community.
2. The Police and Community Justice.
3. The Courts and Community Justice.
4. Corrections and Community Justice.
5. The Future of Community Justice.

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  • ISBN-10: 0534534090
  • ISBN-13: 9780534534097
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $112.00
  • RETAIL $148.95