The 4th edition includes new sections covering the most current and controversial topics in crime control, including the alleged Ferguson effect, immigration enforcement, raising the age of majority, and mass shootings.
Author: John L. Worrall
Revised edition of the author's Crime control in America, 
The aim of this book is to bring together findings from case studies of community-based crime control in England as a means of examining the prospects for this approach, its evolving relationship with criminal justice and social policies, ...
Author: Gordon Hughes
Category: Social Science
Community-based crime control has become one of the principal policy responses to crime and disorder across western societies, and is regarded now as one of the keys to successful crime prevention and reduction. The aim of this book is to bring together findings from case studies of community-based crime control in England as a means of examining the prospects for this approach, its evolving relationship with criminal justice and social policies, and to assess the lessons internationally that can be drawn from this in the theory, research methods, politics and practice of crime control. At the same time the book advances an important new conceptual framework for understanding community-based crime control, focusing on an understanding of the diversity of control and preventative strategies, the locally particular conditions in which they are conducted, and the degree of choices open to local political actors involved in their conduct. Understanding diversity in this way is central to drawing lessons about the transferability of crime control theory and practice from one social context to another, avoiding the naïve emulation of practices in different contexts.
This work examines the process of policy transfer and reception.
Author: Tim Newburn
Category: Social Science
This work examines the process of policy transfer and reception. How are particular slogans like zero tolerance policing, gadgets, technical vocabularies, electronic monitoring and rhetoric like the 'war against crime', spread from one place to another, and what new meanings do they take on?
Scholars of criminal justice, criminology, law, and others fields convened in New York City in the spring of 1999 to look at the intersection between crime, a changing liberalism, and something related they called the risk society. In fact people wanted most to talk about crime and criminal justice agencies, so the 11 papers are weighed toward the political and social background to crime in the US and Britain after changes during Reagan and Thatcher were ironed in by Clinton and Blair. Distributed in the US by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.
Miller's book makes clear the limitations of criminal justice policies which take no account of the effect on citizens who vary by gender, race and social class.
Author: Susan L. Miller
Miller's book makes clear the limitations of criminal justice policies which take no account of the effect on citizens who vary by gender, race and social class. Contributors show how desired social change can result from human and just practices.
Sloane, R D, 'Sentencing for the “Crime of Crimes”' (2007) 5 Journal of International Criminal Justice 713. Slobogin, C, 'Limiting Retributivism and Individual Prevention' in F Focquaert, E Shawn and B Wallace (eds), The Routledge ...
Author: Emmanouil Billis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This edited volume seeks to reassess the old and to analyse and develop novel approaches to the notion of proportionality in criminal matters and the new security architecture. The discourse is not limited to conventional constitutional constellations and standard problems of sentencing in traditional criminal proceedings. Rather, the book offers an interdisciplinary and cross-jurisdictional exploration of highly topical, proportionality-related issues pertinent to penal theory and legal philosophy, criminalisation policies, security and anti-terrorism strategies, alternative types of justice delivery, and supranational enforcement as well as human rights and international criminal and humanitarian law. In today's global risk society, with its numerous visible and invisible enemies of the state and the individual, balancing freedom and security has become nothing less than an attempt at untying a Gordian knot. Against this background, the proportionality of measures of crime prevention and repression is unquestionably an issue of utmost importance, which basic research and legal policy in rule-of-law based systems are urgently called to address. The timely and fascinating contributions in this book, covering jurisdictions from both the common law and the civil law as well as hybrid and international jurisdictions, will appeal to academics, researchers, policy advisers and practitioners working in the areas of national and international criminal law, comparative criminal justice/criminology and legal philosophy as well as constitutional and security law.
This book provides an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of crime control and the new politics of safety and security across the globe.
Author: Gordon Hughes
Category: Social Science
This book provides an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of crime control and the new politics of safety and security across the globe. The contributions to this volume present a critique of current policy and open up the field of study to new directions.
See Committee Decision 11/105 , Management of Criminal Justice and Development of Sentencing Policies , Committee on Crime Prevention and Control , Report on the Eleventh Session , supra note 2 , at 38 ( the old resolution ) ; U.N. Doc ...
Author: Roger S. Clark
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In December 1991 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled "Creation of an Effective United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Program." That resolution sought to consolidate and restructure a program in international cooperation in the criminal justice area that had existed from the early days of the United Nations. In particular, the resolution provided for the creation of a new intergovernmental body to oversee the program, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. This book, by Roger S. Clark, examines the UN program and its prospects under the arrangements devised by the General Assembly. Clark concisely recounts its history and its activities, describes the adoption of the various United Nations norms and standards that originated within the program, provides a detailed consideration of some of the major instruments adopted under the auspices of the program, and examines efforts to progress from the promulgation of standards and norms to their monitoring and implementation.
This book challenges this established view, and presents a fundamental reinterpretation of changes to crime control in the age of the new police.
Author: David Churchill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The history of modern crime control is usually presented as a narrative of how the state wrested control over the governance of crime from the civilian public. Most accounts trace the decline of a participatory, discretionary culture of crime control in the early modern era, and its replacement by a centralized, bureaucratic system of responding to offending. The formation of the 'new' professional police forces in the nineteenth century is central to this narrative: henceforth, it is claimed, the priorities of criminal justice were to be set by the state, as ordinary people lost what authority they had once exercised over dealing with offenders. This book challenges this established view, and presents a fundamental reinterpretation of changes to crime control in the age of the new police. It breaks new ground by providing a highly detailed, empirical analysis of everyday crime control in Victorian provincial cities - revealing the tremendous activity which ordinary people displayed in responding to crime - alongside a rich survey of police organization and policing in practice. With unique conceptual clarity, it seeks to reorient modern criminal justice history away from its established preoccupation with state systems of policing and punishment, and move towards a more nuanced analysis of the governance of crime. More widely, the book provides a unique and valuable vantage point from which to rethink the role of civil society and the state in modern governance, the nature of agency and authority in Victorian England, and the historical antecedents of pluralized modes of crime control which characterize contemporary society.
This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives.
Author: Kemshall, Hazel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
"the Crime & Justice series has become a key resource for universities in teaching criminology and criminal justice... Professor Kemshall has established herself as a leading figure in the concepts of risk, risk management and public protection issues... an invaluable read for those entering Criminal Justice or moving to work in projects or teams at the forefront of public protection" Vista How significant is risk to the formation and implementation of penal policy? To what extent are the tasks and activities of frontline criminal justice workers informed by concerns to assess and manage risk? Has there been a significant 'sea-change' in the delivery of criminal justice, and if so, what are the future implications of this? This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for use with offenders. It is designed with undergraduate courses in mind, providing frequent summaries, lists of further reading, and a glossary. The identification, assessment and management of risk has become a central theme of criminal justice policy. For some penal policy commentators this represents a 'sea-change' in crime management to a new era of 'actuarial justice', that is the management of crime opportunities and risk distribution rather than the management of individual offenders. By drawing on key areas of criminal justice practice such as policing, probation and crime prevention, this book examines the actual extent of this change and reviews the case for a new risk-based penology. The book combines a review of current theories on actuarial justice with a detailed examination of current practices in key frontline agencies. The result is an essential text for criminology students and trainee professionals in criminal justice.