Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System, 1st Edition

  • Laura L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699289
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699280
  • DDC: 364.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 765 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

Covering some of the most hotly contested topics in crime and criminal justice, including proposed sentencing and prison reforms, controversial developments like Stand Your Ground laws, and Supreme Court decisions, this work supplies essential background, current data, and a range of viewpoints on these important issues.

Table of Contents

Title Page.
1: National Security Agency Surveillance.
2: Needle Sharing Programs.
3: Net Widening.
4: New Mafia Groups.
5: New Orleans Police Department and Hurricane Katrina.
6: No-Knock Warrants.
7: Obscenity Laws and Prosecutions.
8: Oscar Grant III Murder (2009).
9: Paroline v. United States (2014).
10: Perp Walks.
11: Police Body Cameras.
12: Police Corruption.
13: Police Lineups.
14: Police Torture.
15: Police Use of Conducted-Energy Devices.
16: Policing and Courts on Native Lands.
17: Policing and Prosecuting Human Trafficking.
18: Policing Urban, Suburban, and Rural Areas.
19: Polygraph Testing.
20: Prescription Drugs and Crime.
21: Prison Education Programs.
22: Prison Experiments.
23: Prison Hunger Strikes.
24: Prison-Industrial Complex.
25: Prison Labor.
26: Prison Rape.
27: Prison Shackling of Pregnant Women.
28: Prisons and the Mentally Ill.
29: Private Prison Industry and Immigration.
30: Problem-Oriented Policing.
31: Protection Orders.
32: Punitive Damages.
33: Race, Class, and the Death Penalty.
34: Race and the Drug War.
35: Racial Hate Crimes.
36: Racial Profiling.
37: Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
38: Rape Kit Backlogs.
39: Rape Myths.
40: Rape Shield Laws.
41: Retributive Versus Restorative Justice.
42: Safe Haven Laws.
43: Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002).
44: School Resource Officers.
45: School Shooter Profiles.
46: School Shooting Prevention.
47: School-to-Prison Pipeline.
48: School Zero-Tolerance Laws.
49: Sean Bell Murder.
50: Search and Seizure and Technology.
51: Search and Seizure in Schools.
52: Secret Service Scandals.
53: Self-Defense.
54: Serial Killers.
55: Sex Offender Civil Commitment.
56: Sex Offender Registration and Notification.
57: Snowden, Edward (1983–).
58: Socioeconomics and Crime.
59: Sociological Explanations of Crime.
60: Sodomy Laws.
61: Solitary Confinement.
62: Stand-Your-Ground Laws.
63: State-Corporate Crime.
64: State Crime.
65: Stop-and-Frisk Programs.
66: Supermax Prisons.
67: Superpredator Myth.
68: Three Strikes Laws.
69: Transnational Crime.
70: Trying Minors as Adults.
71: Tulia, Texas, Drug Bust.
72: United States v. Castleman (2014).
73: United States v. Jones (2012).
74: USA Patriot Act (2001).
75: Victim Impact Statements.
76: Violence against Women Act.
77: Violent Television, Film, and Crime.
78: Violent Video Games and Crime.
79: War Crimes.
80: West Memphis Three.
81: White-Collar Crime.
Personal Reflections.
82: My Story from Victim to Advocate.
83: Stop Violence and Create Peace through Transgender Affirmative Action.
84: The Little Boy Whose Name I Don’t Remember.
85: Critically Exploring the Relationships between Mentoring and Criminalization.
86: Crime by America: No Justice, No Accountability, No Peace.
87: Challenging Crime and Injustice through Peacemaking and Peace Education.
88: Restorative and Transformative Approaches to Sexual Violence.
89: Reflections from a Sexual Assault Survivor and Activist.
90: Reflections on American Criminal Justice.
91: The Lighthouse Effect: A Therapeutic Conversation About Childhood Sexual Abuse and Its Relationship to Sexual Exploitation, Commercial Sexual Exploitation, and Sex Trafficking.
Appendix.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Index.