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Battleground: Criminal Justice [2 volumes]

Battleground: Criminal Justice [2 volumes] (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesLawJurisprudence & general issuesCriminology: legal aspectsLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureCriminal justice lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureFraudLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against propertyLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against public health, safety, orderLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against the governmentLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureOffences against the personLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureRoad traffic law, motoring offencesLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureTerrorism lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCauses & prevention of crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCorporate crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyCriminal investigation & detectionForensic sciencePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyDrugs trade / drug traffickingPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyOrganized crimePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyProbation servicesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCrime & criminologyStreet crime / gun crimeReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference works Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 30/10/2007 ISBN-13: 9780313340406  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Gregg Barak is professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. His publications include Violence, Conflict and World Order: Critical Conversations on State Sanctioned Justice 2006, Crime, Inequality, and Justice: Integrating Class, Race, and Gender, 2nd edition, Violence and Nonviolence: Pathways to Understanding, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime, Crime and Crime Control: A Global View, Varieties of Criminology: Readings from a Dynamic Discipline, Gimme Shelter: A Social History of Homelessness in Contemporary America, among other titles. He is widely published in academic journals and has contributed many book chapters.

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