Criminal Law

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412977894
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Criminal Law provides students with an integrated framework for understanding the U.S. criminal justice system with a diverse and inclusive interdisciplinary approach and thematic focus. Authors Katheryn Russell-Brown and Angela J. Davis go beyond the law and decisions in court cases to consider and integrate issues of race, gender, and socio-economic status with their discussion of criminal law. Material from the social sciences is incorporated to highlight the intersection between criminal law and key social issues. Cases, rewritten by the authors, are featured throughout the text, including detailed summaries for seminal cases which shed light on criminal law principles. The coverage is conceptual and practical, showing students how the criminal law applies in the "real world"--not just within the pages of a textbook.

Self reported Crime and Deviance Studies in Europe

Author: Marcelo F. Aebi
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
ISBN: 9054875585
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Eminent scientists from various European countries--including Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and Sweden--explain and evaluate the use of self-reported crime surveys in this comparative review. As one of the most prominent ways to measure and study specific types of crime and deviance, self-reported crime surveys are carried out and put to use in a variety of ways across European countries. Contributors to this examination include Marcelo F. Aebi, Lina Andersson, Cécile Carra, Giada Anna Maria Cartocchi, Thomas Görgen, Janne Kivivuori, Susan McVie, Lieven Pauwels, Stefaan Pleysier, Susann Rabold, Philippe Robert, Giovanni Battista Traverso, and Simona Traverso.

Addicted to Incarceration

Author: Travis C. Pratt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544345062
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Addicted to Incarceration, author Travis C. Pratt uses an evidence-based approach to explore the consequences of what he terms America's "addiction to incarceration." Highlighting the scope of the issue, the nature of the political discussions surrounding criminal justice policy in general and corrections policy in particular, and the complex social cost of incarceration, this book takes an incisive look at the approach to corrections in the United States. The Second Edition demonstrates that the United States' addiction to incarceration has been fueled by American citizens' opinions about crime and punishment, the effectiveness of incarceration as a means of social control, and perhaps most important, by policies legitimized by faulty information. Analyzing crime policies as they relate to crime rates and society's ability to both lower the crime rate and address the role of incarceration in preventing future crime, the book shows students how ineffective the rush to incarcerate has been in the last decade and offers recommendations and insights to navigate this significant problem going forward.

International Criminal Law

Author: Edwin Bikundo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317114213
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book analyses the relationship between law and violence, the utility of law over violence and whether legality as an approach has an inherent disability in addressing mass violence as a crime. The study is located within international law and assesses whether prosecuting political violence would necessarily entail an abuse of the legal process. The intention is to encourage definition of criminal aggression via legal processes laid down by the International Criminal Court, rather than giving favour to political action under the United Nations Charter. Issues discussed in the book include the controversies over the location of the crime of aggression in either law or politics, taking a legal approach to the problems outlined. Using examples from Libya, the Ivory Coast, and Kenya, the work will be of interest to those working in the areas of international criminal justice, international law, legal theory, and international relations.

Punishment in Europe

Author: Vincenzo Ruggiero
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137028211
Format: PDF
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This collection, from a range of leading international scholars, looks at penal practice in a variety of different European countries. Noting particularities as well as similarities, such as the overuse of imprisonment and the use of harsher sanctions against the poor, this book questions how we justify and deliver punishment in Europe.

Logical Investigative Methods

Author: Robert J. Girod
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482243148
Format: PDF
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All too often, professional investigations fail because those involved jump to conclusions and draw faulty premises that leave the trail cold. Correct conclusions are not the result of guessing, but by applying efficient thought processes. Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations is designed to help investigators, detectives, special agents, and prosecutors avoid assumptions and false premises by using logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and the scientific method in their investigations. Topics covered in this text include: Finding facts instead of making assumptions Understanding how our cognitive skills can affect investigations Using philosophy and logic to come to proper conclusions and probable inferences Using critical thinking and logical reasoning effectively Outlining the criminal investigation skills required of detectives and investigators Profiling to analyze personality types and to interpret artifacts of a crime scene Interviewing, interrogation, and detecting deception Using tools to analyze and graphically display organized, understandable information about complex crimes Documenting and presenting a case using all of the tools learned This organized text of methods, practices, techniques, and tactics provides concrete instruction that can be applied to any investigation. By learning to become trained observers who make logical inferences from their observations, users of this text can effectively streamline their investigations for a successful result.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Criminal Justice System

Author: Robin Sax, Esq.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101145080
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learning About Crime, Pays. Most people watch television shows such as Law and Order and see a simplified version of the world of cops and courtrooms. In fact, the American criminal justice system is one of the most complex legal establishments in the world. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Criminal Justice System de- mystifies the complexity of the judicial establishment and the bureaucracy behind it in a clear, jargon-free and detailed portrait so that any citizen can understand how it works. -- Public is highly interested in criminal investigations and trials -- Also a useful resource for people planning to enter these fields -- Includes detailed glossary of legal terms

Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection

Author: Joseph A. Davis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420041746
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although stalking is an age-old phenomenon, it is only recently receiving due attention. In a span of just ten years, all fifty states have passed anti-stalking legislation. For the first time, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment, and Case Management brings together in one source all the research done by professionals in various fields since 1990. It covers all the angles, from the psychological aspects of stalkers to the legal ramifications of stalking. This comprehensive work emphasizes a multidisciplinary concept and approach. It compiles and assesses studies of law enforcement, legal counsel, medical professionals, forensic mental health professionals, security personnel, and criminologists. These authors combine their academic research and clinical knowledge to provide you with helpful guidelines and suggestions in the areas of victim assistance and predatory stalking including: Intervention Prevention education Risk analysis Threat assessment Case management. Editor Joseph A. Davis, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in the field of public safety psychology, with a background in both psychology and law, has assembled a team of experienced professionals who have contributed to this comprehensive text, which educates, informs, and raises public awareness of this growing phenomenon. Including several case examples for study and clinical-forensic comparison, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection will help you provide better services to victims, evaluate the mental state of the stalker, provide assessments of potential threat, and consult on security issues, case management, and safety planning.

Living with Television

Author: Ira Oscar Glick
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202367132
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Researched study exploring in detail what part television plays in our lives.