by Bruce A. Arrigo, Social Justice Criminal Justice Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Justice Criminal Justice books, This reader features contributions from the best-known names in criminology today, commenting on modern theories of criminology and how the concept of justice is met (or not met) by our criminal justice system. Based on critical theories of criminology, each author presents a compelling vision of illustrations of the theory and shows how the theoretical framework relates to the nature and structure of our criminal justice system.
by William C. Heffernan, From Social Justice To Criminal Justice Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download From Social Justice To Criminal Justice books, The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, examine issues such as heightened vulnerability, indigent representation, and rotten social background defenses.
by Cyndy Caravelis, Social Justice Criminal Justice Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Justice Criminal Justice books, Social Justice, Criminal Justice is a thought-provoking examination of the U.S. legal system, focusing on how criminal justice and social justice are related. The book provides a solid foundation of key philosophical and theoretical issues and goes on to examine the function of the law as it relates to social justice issues. The authors present and explain the foundational legal documents of the United States, and critically examine how those same documents, which espoused the rhetoric of equality for all, contribute toward the perpetuation and maintenance of a system of exclusion for groups with minority status, such as racial and ethnic minorities, the poor, women, and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. Succinct but comprehensive, this text offers a careful examination of possible relationships between social justice theory and criminal justice practice and illuminates the role that the legal system has played in both preventing and assisting social change and power dynamics. For each identified group, important landmark court decisions are used to demonstrate the plight of the powerless and the quest for equal rights. The book provides an important perspective and understanding of the relationships among criminal justice, social justice, and the law. Suitable for undergraduate and early graduate courses in Social Justice, Justice Studies, Critical Issues, Ethics, and American Government and Law, this text provides easily digestible content for those interested in thinking critically about the U.S. legal system.
by Darnell Felix Hawkins, Crime Control And Social Justice Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crime Control And Social Justice books, This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.
by Marianne O. Nielsen, Crime And Social Justice In Indian Country Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crime And Social Justice In Indian Country books, Crime and Social Justice in Indian Country calls to attention the need for culturally appropriate research protocols and critical discussions of social and criminal justice in Indian Country. Contributors reflect on issues in three key areas: crime, social justice, and community responses to crime and justice issues. Each essay demonstrates how Indigenous communities are finding their own solutions for social justice, sovereignty, and self-determination.
by Richard Quinney, Bearing Witness To Crime And Social Justice Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bearing Witness To Crime And Social Justice books, Each stage has also incorporated changes that were taking place in Quinney's personal life. Ultimately, there is no separation bewteen life and theory, between witnessing and writing."--BOOK JACKET.
by Hazel Croall, Crime Justice And Society In Scotland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crime Justice And Society In Scotland books, Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland is an edited collection of chapters from leading experts that builds and expands upon the success of the 2010 publication Criminal Justice in Scotland to offer a comprehensive and critical overview of Scottish criminal justice and its relation to wider social inequalities and social justice. This new volume considers criminal justice in the context of the Scottish politics and the recent referendum on independence and it includes a discussion of the complex relationships between criminal justice and devolution, nationalism and nation building. There are new chapters on research and policy, sectarianism, gangs, victims and justice, organised crime and crimes of the powerful in Scotland, as well as chapters reflecting on the use of electronic monitoring, desistance and practice, and major changes in the structure of Scottish policing. Comprehensive and topical, this book is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, law, social science and social policy. It will also be of interest to practitioners, researchers, policymakers, civil servants and politicians.
by Paul O'Mahony, Prison Policy In Ireland Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Prison Policy In Ireland books, The huge expansion of the number of prison places, the recent decision to appoint a Prisons Authority, the constantly expanding number of prisoners with all the attendant costs, have taken place without serious consideration of the broader issues. Does prison work? What is the international experience? Is the vast amount of money well spent? This book examines the history of prison policy in Ireland, examining in particular the gap bewteen officially stated policy and the actual situation. As well as describing in detail how the Irish prison system works, it compares the Irish model of the use of prison with the international experience. It also looks at possible alternatives to present policy.
by Laurence French, Nafta Neocolonialism Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nafta Neocolonialism books, This work is a study of the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). By focusing on the issue of justice in the contexts of globalization and neo-colonialism, the book contributes to a broader discussion of the significance of NAFTA. Authors Laurence French and Magdaleno ManzanOrez emphasize cultural and ethnic issues in the relations of NAFTA partners and enrich treatment of the topic by bringing to bear sociology, political science, justice studies, psychology, and educational theory. The authors relate classical sociological theory to contemporary issues of social and criminal justice.