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Introduction to Criminal Justice: Current Perspectives from InfoTrac®, 1st Edition

  • Wadsworth
  • Todd Scott Schoolcraft Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111828334  |  ISBN-13: 9781111828332
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.50
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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES FROM INFOTRAC® includes timely articles on the Criminal Justice System, Police and Law Enforcement, Courts and the Adjudication System and the Correctional System. These articles are an ideal supplement to our Introduction to Criminal Justice texts as it provides current examples and goes into more detail about current issues. Along with the reader, students are given access to an entire library's worth of reliable sources with INFOTRAC®® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Features and Benefits

  • This short reader includes articles on Current Perspectives in the field of Criminal Justice.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
CRIME DECLINE.
1. US Crime Rate is Down: Six Key Reasons.
2. Report: Gov't has Huge Intelligence Force.
3. Palm Beach County's High-Tech Security Hub Tracks Terror Threats and Crime.
SECTION II: POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR.
4. Ramsey Beefs Up Philadelphia Police Ethics Strategies.
5. Breaking the Law to Enforce It: Undercover Police Participation in Crime.
6. Corruption Cases Tainted Philadelphia Police in 2010.
7. Problems, Sure. Broken? Not These Everyday Heroes: Debate: How Should the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department be Fixed.
8. City's Integrity Squad Disbanded; Ex-Chief Says it Was Effective.
USE OF FORCE.
9. Force Data Show Taser Becoming Most Used: A Eugene Police Report Finds that the Use Of Pepper Spray is Falling.
10. Police Investigations of the Use of Deadly Force Can Influence Perceptions and Outcomes.
11. Teaching Police When to Use Deadly Force.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
12. Weber State Developing Blimp for Police.
13. Tapping in to Tablets: Knox County Sheriff's Detectives Find iPads Helpful with Investigations.
14. Memphis Police Department Reduces Crime Rates with IBM Predictive Analytics Software.
15. City of Gary Expands ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System.
EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING.
16. GIS Prevalent at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium.
17. My Search as a Cop for Justice in a Flawed Criminal System.
18. On The Block: A Pilot Program in Oakland, California, Combines Community Policing with Social Services and Gets At-Risk Young Men Off the Street.
19. How to Fix America's Broken Criminal Justice System.
20. Violent crime cut 40 percent in Lopezville area..
SECTION III: COURTS AND THE ADJUDICATION SYSTEM.
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR OF JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS.
21. When Defendants Are Threatened to Plead Guilty.
22. Casualties of Justice.
SENTENCING STRATEGIES.
23. Jefferson County Court One of Six in the Country Selected for NHTSA Alcohol Anklet Case Study.
24. Commission Proposes Changes to Sentencing Guidelines.
THE MIRANDA RULE.
25. Supreme Court cases 2009-2010 term.
26. High Court to Hear Appeal in Murder of Toddler, Young Woman.
27. Prosecutors' legal strategy advances in murder case.
ALTERNATIVE COURTS.
28. Asylum Philadelphia: A look at the Overburdened Philadelphia.
29. Wellness Courts Help Alaskans with Addiction Access Treatment.
30. DWI Court Offers Jail Alternative: Program Saves County Money.
SECTION IV: CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR OF CORRECTIONAL PERSONNEL.
31. Probation Workers Investigated in Carjacking.
32. Inmate Being Force-Fed, Lawyer Says.
33. Ex-con tells of sex forced on him.
USE OF FORCE.
34. An examination of Legal Cases Involving the Use of Tasers and Stun Guns on Pretrial Detainees.
35. Inmate's Plight a Travesty.
EVIDENCE-BASED CORRECTIONS.
36. Community Supervision in Oklahoma Goes Evidence Based.
37. Investing in Healthy Communities: Together, in Partnership, We Have a Responsibility to Society and to Offenders to Continue Developing and Evaluating Efficient, Effective, and Cost-Conscience Methods of Delivering Valid, Evidence-Based Treatment and Programs.
38. Empirically Supported Reentry: Review and Prospects.
39. From good intentions to evidence-based: paving the right road.
COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS.
40. Leveraging the Criminal Justice System to Reduce Alcohol- and Drug-Related Crime: A Review of Three Promising, and Innovative Model Programs.
41. Toward Fewer Prisoners & Less Crime.
42. Stimulus Money to Fund Program for Residents on Parole, Probation.
SPECIAL POPULATIONS.
43. Crisis Intervention Teams Adapted To Correctional Populations.
44. Dodge Correctional Hospice Program Gives 'Comfort Care' to Dying Inmates.
45. State No. 1 in Treatment of Pregnant Inmates.

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