Criminal Justice, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 0313088039
  • ISBN-13: 9780313088032
  • DDC: 364.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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There are many controversial aspects of our criminal justice system, and this encyclopedia examines the most significant controversies throughout American history with emphasis on current debates, trends and issues. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, explanations, notable cases and events, various sides of an issue, and what to expect in the future. Entries are objective and factual, allowing readers to formulate their own conclusions. Sidebars and case examples help to illustrate each entry, and sources for further reading point readers to other important materials.

Given the prevalance of controversial criminal justice topics in the news, this timely reference is an important resource for anyone interested in crime and justice. Entries include: Boot Camps, Corporal Punishment, DNA Evidence, Domestic Violence, Expert Testimony, Eye Witness Identifications, Gun Control, Homeland Security, International Criminal Court, Legalization of Marijuana, Mental Health and Insanity, Police Brutality, Prison Violence, Racial Profiling, School Violence, Sex Offender Laws, Stalking Laws, Supermax Prisons, Three Strikes, Treating Juveniles as Adults, War on Drugs, and more.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Adversarial Justice.
2: African American Criminal (in) Justice.
3: Alternative Responses to Crime by Society.
4: Antiterrorism Laws.
5: Bail.
6: Boot Camps.
7: Cameras in the Courtroom.
8: Class Justice.
9: Clemency.
10: Community Police.
11: COMPSTAT and Crime Reduction.
12: Conspiracy and Substantial Assistance.
13: Convict Criminology.
14: Corporal Punishment.
15: Corrections Education.
16: Crime and Culture Consumption.
17: Crime-Control Industry.
18: Cruel and Unusual Punishment.
19: CSI Effect.
20: Dangerous Offenders.
21: Death Penalty in the United States.
22: Defining Criminal Violence.
23: Disenfranchisement Laws for Felonies.
24: DNA Usage in Criminal Justice.
25: Domestic Violence Practices.
26: Driving While Black.
27: DWI and Drug Testing.
28: Environmental Crime Control.
29: Equal Justice and Human Rights.
30: Espionage Act of 1917.
31: Exclusionary Rule.
32: Executions—Televised.
33: Expert Witness Testimony.
34: Eyewitness Identifications.
35: Faith-Based Prison Programs.
36: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
37: Forensic Psychology.
38: Gang Injunction Laws.
39: Gendered Justice.
40: Guantanamo Detainees.
41: Gun Control.
42: Hawaiians (Ethnic) and Incarceration.
43: Homeland Security.
44: Immigration and Employment Law Enforcement.
45: Indigent Defendant Representation.
46: International Criminal Court.
47: International Humanitarian Law Enforcement.
48: Juvenile Justice.
49: Juveniles and Social Justice.
50: Juveniles Treated as Adults.
51: Lethal Force.