Publisher :Cengage Learning Release Date :2013-06-25 ISBN :1285414594 Pages :384 pages Rating :4.2/5 (854 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Youth Gangs in American Society by Randall G. Shelden:
Download or read book Youth Gangs in American Society written by Randall G. Shelden and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2013-06-25 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher :Waveland Press Release Date :2019-07-16 ISBN :1478639865 Pages :499 pages Rating :4.4/5 (786 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society by Randall G. Shelden:
Download or read book Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society written by Randall G. Shelden and published by Waveland Press. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: What is delinquency? What are the pathways to offending? What prevention strategies exist? To understand delinquency, we need to overcome stereotypical thinking and implicit biases. This engaging, affordable text explores the impact of gendered, racial, and class attitudes on decisions to arrest, detain, adjudicate, and place youths in the juvenile justice system. Shelden and Troshynski highlight the social, legal, and political influences on how the public perceives juveniles. They look at the influences of family and schools on delinquency, as well as the impact of gender, trauma, and mental health issues. Discussions of topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, disproportionate minority contact, and inequality provide a nuanced perspective on delinquency—a critical examination of social policies intended to control delinquency and the populations most likely to enter the juvenile justice system. The authors also examine the dramatically declining juvenile crime rate and advances in neuroscience that have fostered substantive reforms. These alternatives to confinement are replacing the institutions that have repeatedly produced failure with rehabilitative programs that offer hope for a more promising future.
Publisher :Taylor & Francis Release Date :1994 ISBN :9780815314493 Pages :469 pages Rating :4.3/5 (144 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Black Southerners and the Law, 1865-1900 by Donald G. Nieman:
Download or read book Black Southerners and the Law, 1865-1900 written by Donald G. Nieman and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1994 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :2006 ISBN :9780275987381 Pages :187 pages Rating :4.9/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Merchandizing Prisoners by Byron Eugene Price:
Download or read book Merchandizing Prisoners written by Byron Eugene Price and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Looks at the controversial factors surrounding the decision to privatize state prisons.
Publisher :Waveland Press Release Date :2017-12-19 ISBN :1478636939 Pages :360 pages Rating :4.4/5 (786 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Controlling the Dangerous Classes by Randall G. Shelden:
Download or read book Controlling the Dangerous Classes written by Randall G. Shelden and published by Waveland Press. This book was released on 2017-12-19 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Throughout history, the powerful have created laws, developed agencies to enforce those laws, and established institutions to punish lawbreakers. Maintaining the social order to their advantage resulted in the systematic repression of disadvantaged groups—the “dangerous classes.” The third edition retains a historical approach to exploring patterns of social control and, through current examples, demonstrates how those strategies continue today. The authors trace the roots of race, class, and gender bias in how laws are written, interpreted, and applied. The management of dangerous classes is not a recent phenomenon; there is a long history of keeping those who derive the least advantage from the status quo (and therefore pose the greatest threat) under control. There was and is one system of justice for the privileged and a very different system for the less privileged. The criminal justice system—from the law to daily operations of the police, courts, and corrections—generally comes down hardest on those with the least amount of power and influence and is the most lenient with those with the most power and influence. The book raises critical questions. What is a crime? What is law? Whose interests are served by the law and the criminal justice system? What patterns are repeated generation after generation? How does the criminal justice system relate to larger issues such as social inequality, social class, race, and gender? Contemplation of these topics contributes to informed public dialogue and careful deliberation about the present state and the future of criminal justice.
Publisher :Lexington Books Release Date :2009-02-16 ISBN :0739131192 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.7/5 (391 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Criminal to Critic by James E. Palombo:
Download or read book Criminal to Critic written by James E. Palombo and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2009-02-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This autobiographical discourse traces the experiences of James Palombo from drug-dealing wise-guy and convict to social worker, professor, and world traveler. Along the way, and through his struggles, Palombo speaks to a variety of important issues relative to America—a country he sees as often at odds with its own identity. Combined with the research of Randall Shelden, Criminal to Critic raises significant and timely thoughts, ultimately serving as a bridge between academic and public audiences in encouraging a dialogue imperative to today's need for a more unified and civic-minded society.
Publisher :Columbia University Press Release Date :2003-05-01 ISBN :0231507518 Pages :352 pages Rating :4.2/5 (315 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Gangs and Society by Louis Kontos:
Download or read book Gangs and Society written by Louis Kontos and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2003-05-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Compiled by three leading experts in the psychological, sociological, and criminal justice fields, this volume addresses timely questions from an eclectic range of positions. The product of a landmark conference on gangs, Gangs and Society brings together the work of academics, activists, and community leaders to examine the many functions and faces of gangs today. Analyzing the spread of gangs from New York to Texas to the West Coast, the book covers such topics as the spirituality of gangs, the place of women in gang culture, and the effect on gangs of a variety of educational programs and services for at-risk youth. The final chapter examines the "gang-photography phenomenon" by looking at the functions and politics of different approaches to gang photography and features a photographic essay by Donna DeCesare, an award-winning journalist.
Publisher :Waveland Press Release Date :2015-06-22 ISBN :1478630140 Pages :476 pages Rating :4.4/5 (786 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society by Randall G. Shelden:
Download or read book Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society written by Randall G. Shelden and published by Waveland Press. This book was released on 2015-06-22 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Today’s headlines vividly illustrate the importance of understanding aspects of the criminal justice system too often ignored. While the second edition of Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society includes the most recent statistics on the police, courts, and corrections, its provocative, current examples also spur critical thinking about justice in the United States. The authors offer an alternative interpretation of criminal justice rarely presented in traditional textbooks or by the media. They encourage readers to examine their beliefs about crime, punishment, and the law. Discussions in the chapters about how African Americans, Hispanics, whites, women, juveniles, the rich, and the poor experience crime and the criminal justice system contribute context for understanding different viewpoints. The poor and minorities are the most likely to be caught in the net of criminal justice—but inequities have consequences for everyone. Reflection on various perspectives provides helpful input for assessing attitudes and for becoming actively involved with issues that have significant consequences. Eighteen thoroughly revised chapters present historical backgrounds, theories, and emerging issues. New to the second edition is a chapter on veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Affordable, succinct, and engaging, this textbook presents the key concepts of the criminal justice system at less than half the cost of many competing textbooks.
Publisher :NYU Press Release Date :2015-05-22 ISBN :0814744478 Pages :288 pages Rating :4.8/5 (147 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Children, Sexuality, and the Law by Sacha M. Coupet:
Download or read book Children, Sexuality, and the Law written by Sacha M. Coupet and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2015-05-22 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law rarely contemplates the complex ways in which it interacts with children and sexuality. Just as the law circumscribes children to a narrow range of roles—either as entirely sexless beings or victims or objects of harmful adult sexual conduct—so too does society tend to discount the notion of children as agents in the domain of sex and sexuality. Where a small body of rights related to sex has been carved out, the central question has been the degree to which children resemble adults, not necessarily whether minors themselves possess distinct and recognized rights related to sex, sexual expression, and sexuality. Children, Sexuality, and the Law reflects on some of the unique challenges that accompany children in the broader context of sex, exploring from diverse perspectives the ways in which children emerge in sexually related dimensions of law and contemporary life. It explores a broad range of issues, from the psychology of children as sexual beings to the legal treatment of adolescent consent. This work also explores whether and when children have a right to expression as understood within the First Amendment. The first volume of its kind, Children, Sexuality, and the Law goes beyond the traditional discourse of children as victims of adult sexual deviance by highlighting children as agents and rights holders in the realm of sex, sexuality, and sexual orientation.
Publisher :McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP Release Date :2009-01-19 ISBN :0773577629 Pages :192 pages Rating :4.7/5 (735 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Gangs and Girls by Michel Dorais:
Download or read book Gangs and Girls written by Michel Dorais and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2009-01-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: They discuss how young men are drawn to gang life, how young girls become attracted and attached to the gang members who eventually sell them into prostitution, and why it is so hard to infiltrate and dismantle the distinct but interrelated worlds of the procurer, victim, and client. Rooted firmly in first person testimony, this research deepens our understanding of juvenile prostitution by identifying and exploring the types of motivations and circumstances that lead teenagers into prostitution rings.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2006 ISBN :059538594X Pages :112 pages Rating :4.5/5 (953 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Getting it Wrong by Algernon Austin:
Download or read book Getting it Wrong written by Algernon Austin and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Black public intellectuals, from liberal to conservative, are all talking about how black America is degenerating culturally. But there is little concrete evidence for this conclusion. In most areas of life, black Americans have made significant positive progress since the Civil Rights era. Blacks are still economically worse off than whites, but black poverty has declined and the black middle class has grown since the 1960s. More blacks graduate from college today than ever before. Black communities are much safer now than during the peak crack epidemic years of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The blackteenage pregnancy rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s. All of these facts contradict the assertions of black cultural decline. While negative images of blacks abound in American popular culture, there is no evidence that these images accurately represent most real black Americans. In Getting It Wrong, sociologist Algernon Austin carefully examines the data on black Americans and separates myth from fact.
Publisher :Demeter Press Release Date :2015-02-01 ISBN :1926452798 Pages :409 pages Rating :4.9/5 (264 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering by Joanne Minaker:
Download or read book Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering written by Joanne Minaker and published by Demeter Press. This book was released on 2015-02-01 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: As the fastest growing prison population worldwide, more and more women are living in cages and most of them are mothers. This alarming trend has huge ramifications for women, children and communities across the globe. Empathy for mothers behind bars and concern for criminalized mothers in the community is in short supply. Mothers are criminalized for their vulnerabilities and for making unpopular but difficult choices under material and ideological conditions not of their own choosing. Criminalized Mothers, Criminalizing Mothering shines a spotlight on mothers who are, by law or social regulation, criminalized and examines their troubles and triumphs. This book offers a critical and compassionate lens on social (in)justice, mass incarceration, and collective miseries women experience (i.e., economic inequality, gendered violence, devalued care work, lone-parenting etc.). This book is also about mothers’ encounters with systems of control, confinement, and criminalization, but also their experiences of care.
Publisher :Temple University Press Release Date :2010-08-06 ISBN :1439900736 Pages :232 pages Rating :4.4/5 (399 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Youth Violence by Finn-Aage Esbensen:
Download or read book Youth Violence written by Finn-Aage Esbensen and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-06 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The first comprehensive overview to examine how sex and race/ethnicity impact the interrelationships among youth violence, violent victimization, and gang membership.
Publisher :Greenhaven Publishing LLC Release Date :2013-02-08 ISBN :0737768134 Pages :192 pages Rating :4.7/5 (377 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Juvenile Justice by David M. Haugen:
Download or read book Juvenile Justice written by David M. Haugen and published by Greenhaven Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2013-02-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Several factors lead to an early life in the judicial system under incarceration, and many of these factors are out of the teenager's control. What is in their control is learning about and understanding their rights. This crucial volume explores real and perceived teen rights related to juvenile justice, including the due process rights of juvenile offenders, the death penalty and juvenile offenders, and juvenile sentences of life without parole.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2018-05-01 ISBN :019084129X Pages :400 pages Rating :4.1/5 (98 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Theories of Delinquency by Donald J. Shoemaker:
Download or read book Theories of Delinquency written by Donald J. Shoemaker and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories in a standard format with basic assumptions, important concepts, and critical evaluations. Theories covered include biological and psychological explanations, anomie and social disorganization, differential association, drift theory, labeling theory, critical theories, and explanations of female delinquency. Now in its seventh edition, Theories of Delinquency contains up-to-date discussions based on current research, incorporates new developments in social disorganization theory and related concepts of collective efficacy and criminology of place, and presents a fresh look at bio-social and psychological connections to crime and delinquency and the general theory of crime. Clearly written, consistently organized, and thoroughly updated, Theories of Delinquency remains essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of crime and delinquency.
Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2008-10-31 ISBN :1467046043 Pages :276 pages Rating :4.4/5 (67 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Criminal InJustice In America by Marshall Frank:
Download or read book Criminal InJustice In America written by Marshall Frank and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2008-10-31 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: “Challenging and daring. Marshall Frank gives us all much to think about. These essays should be discussed and considered by criminal justice professionals, lawmakers and academic thinkers everywhere.” — David Waksman, Author and Ass’t State Attorney, Miami, Florida “Marshall Frank challenges conventional thought and policies that are not working. He uses the criminal justice system as a mirror of where our society has been, and a window of where we should be going. Buckle up for a thought-provoking episode of Frank talk.” — Douglas W. Hughes, Retired Police Major, former Florida Drug Czar In Criminal InJustice In America, author Marshall Frank presents a powerful argument for amending laws and process regarding the war on drugs, prostitution, abortion, capital punishment, sex offenses and more. Frank points out how narrow thinking has created an irreversible justice quagmire which not only creates more crime, it serves a prison industrial complex that has grown into a cheap labor pool for corporate America. Only a non-politically correct, thirty-year career cop with the muzzle removed can dare offer such candid and startling alternatives to a failed system that now houses 2.3 million inmates in America’s prisons, at least a third of whom do not belong there. Readers with interest in the American justice system will find this a stimulating and fascinating collection of essays on subjects never before tackled in this manner. Definitely a book for thinkers. www.marshallfrank.com
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2015-10-30 ISBN :1442246723 Pages :350 pages Rating :4.4/5 (422 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel E. Macallair:
Download or read book After the Doors Were Locked written by Daniel E. Macallair and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-10-30 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The California youth corrections system is undergoing the most sweeping transformation in its 154-year history. The extraordinary nature of this change is revealed by the striking decline in the state’s youth incarceration rate. In 1996, with 10,000 youth confined in 11 state-run correctional facilities, California boasted the nation’s third highest youth incarceration rate. Now, with only 800 youth remaining in a system comprised of just three institutions, California has one of the nation’s lowest youth incarceration rate. How did such unprecedented changes occur and what were the crucial conditions that produced them? Daniel E. Macallair answers these questions through an examination of the California youth corrections system’s origins and evolution, and the patterns and practices that ultimately led to its demise. Beginning in the 19th century, California followed national juvenile justice trends by consigning abused, neglected, and delinquent youth to congregate care institutions known as reform schools. These institutions were characterized by their emphasis on regimentation, rigid structure, and harsh discipline. Behind the walls of these institutions, children and youth, who ranged in age from eight to 21, were subjected to unspeakable cruelties. Despite frequent public outcry, life in California reform schools changed little from the opening of the San Francisco Industrial School in 1859 to the dissolution of the California Youth Authority (CYA) in 2005. By embracing popular national trends at various times, California encapsulates much of the history of youth corrections in the United States. The California story is exceptional since the state often assumed a leadership role in adopting innovative policies intended to improve institutional treatment. The California juvenile justice system stands at the threshold of a new era as it transitions from a 19th century state-centered institutional model to a decentralized structure built around localized services delivered at the county level. After the Doors Were Locked is the first to chronicle the unique history of youth corrections and institutional care in California and analyze the origins of today’s reform efforts. This book offers valuable information and guidance to current and future generations of policy makers, administrators, judges, advocates, students and scholars.