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x, 336 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: Higher ground
  • Mockingbird players
  • Stand
  • Trials and tribulation
  • The old rugged cross
  • Of the coming of John
  • Surely doomed
  • Justice denied
  • All God's children
  • I'm here
  • Mitigation
  • I'll fly away
  • Mother, mother
  • Recovery
  • Cruel and unusual
  • Broken
  • The stonecatchers' song of sorrow.
Law Library (Crown)
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo; Dolby Digital 2. Projection: Widescreen. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; single-layered; region 1.
  • Extra features: Overcrowding
  • Self soothing
  • Private prisons
  • Jury nulification
  • Work defines us
  • Trailer.
For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-2010-01, LAW-527-01, LAW-787-01
xviii, 934 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Nature and patterns of juvenile offending
  • Individual level variables
  • Social contexts and delinquency
  • Social process and delinquency
  • Juvenile court : history and context
  • Juvenile court clientele
  • Juvenile court case processing : screening, dentention, and trial
  • Sanctioning delinquents
  • Youth in criminal court
  • Juvenile justice policy.
Over the last two decades, researchers have made significant discoveries about the causes and origins of delinquency. Specifically, we have learned a great deal about adolescent development and its relationship to decision-making, about multiple factors that contribute to delinquency, and about the processes and contexts associated with the course of delinquent careers. Over the same period, public officials have made sweeping jurisprudential, jurisdictional, and procedural changes in our juvenile justice systems. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice presents a timely compilation of state-of-the-art critical reviews of knowledge about causes of delinquency and their significance for justice policy, and about developments in the juvenile justice system to prevent and control youth crime. The first half of the handbook focuses on juvenile crime and examines trends and patterns in delinquency and victimization, explores causes of delinquency-at the individual, micro-social, and macro-social levels, and from natural and social science perspectives-and their implications for structuring a youth justice system. The second half of the handbook concentrates on juvenile justice and examines a range of issues-including the historical origins and re-invention of the juvenile court; juvenile offenders' mental health status and considerations of trial competence and culpability; intake, diversion, detention, and juvenile courts; and transfer/waiver strategies-and considers how the juvenile justice system itself influences delinquency. The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a comprehensive overview of juvenile crime and juvenile justice administration by authors who are all leading scholars involved in cutting-edge research, and is an essential resource for scholars, students, and justice officials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195385106 20160606
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 644 p. ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction, James Q. Wilson and Joan Petersilia -- 2. Crime in International Perspective, James P. Lynch and William Alex Pridemore -- 3. Crime and Biology, Terrie E. Moffitt, Stephen Ross, and Adrian Raine -- 4. Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice, Peter W. Greenwood & Susan Turner -- 5. Families and Crime, David P. Farrington -- 6. Street Gangs: How Research Can Inform Policy, Cheryl Maxson -- 7. Labor Markets and Crime, Shawn D. Bushway -- 8. The Community, Robert J. Sampson -- 9. Race and the Administration of Criminal Justice in the United States, Randall Kennedy -- 10. Gun Control, Philip J. Cook, Anthony A. Braga, and Mark H. Moore -- 11. Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs, Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson -- 12. Sex Offenders and Sex Offender Policy, Eric Beauregard and Roxanne Lieb -- 13. Drugs, Crime, and Public Policy, David A. Boyum, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Mark A. R. Kleiman -- 14. General Deterrence: A Review of Recent Evidence, Robert Apel and Daniel S. Nagin -- 15. Prosecution, Brian Forst -- 16. Sentencing, Kevin R. Reitz -- 17. Community Corrections: Probation, Parole, and Prisoner Reentry, Joan Petersilia -- 18. Prisons, Anne Morrison Piehl and Bert Useem -- 19. Changing Crime Rates, Richard Rosenfeld -- 20. Democratic Policing on the Evidence, Lawrence W. Sherman -- 21. Crime and Public Policy, James Q. Wilson -- Notes and References -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195399363 20160604
Crime in the United States has fluctuated considerably over the past thirty years, as have the policy approaches to deal with it. During this time criminologists and other scholars have helped to shed light on the role of incarceration, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous other aspects to crime control. Yet the latest research is rarely heard in public discussions and is often missing from the desks of policymakers. This book accessibly summarizes the latest scientific information on the causes of crime and evidence about what does and does not work to control it. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Crime and Public Policy will include twenty chapters and five new substantial entries. As with previous editions, each essay reviews the existing literature, discusses the methodological rigor of the studies, identifies what policies and programs the studies suggest, and then points to policies now implemented that fail to reflect the evidence. The chapters cover the principle institutions of the criminal justice system (juvenile justice, police, prisons, probation and parole, sentencing), how broader aspects of social life inhibit or encourage crime (biology, schools, families, communities), and topics currently generating a great deal of attention (criminal activities of gangs, sex offenders, prisoner reentry, changing crime rates). With contributions from trusted, leading scholars, Crime and Public Policy offers the most comprehensive and balanced guide to how the latest and best social science research informs the understanding of crime and its control for policymakers, community leaders, and students of crime and criminal justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195399363 20160604
Law Library (Crown)
205 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Getting past the old debate
  • Beyond the trial
  • Learning from other disciplines
  • Reading, writing & crime prevention
  • As seen on TV
  • Not in my neighborhood
  • The door is locked; the Internet is open
  • Fear factor
  • They deserved it
  • Putting Humpty Dumpty back together again
  • The path to justice
  • The cost of justice
  • Smart puts public safety first : prevent and reduce violence
  • Smart starts young : truancy
  • Smart takes off blinders : prostitution
  • Smart anticipates : returning offenders
  • Smart empowers victims: domestic violence
  • Smart protects the silent and fearful : witnesses
  • Smart demands accountability : the carrot and the stick
  • Smart forges partnerships : community
  • Smart measures success : results
  • Smart works on our most serious threats : gangs
  • Smart is patient : steady progress
  • Conclusion : the smart game plan.
For half a century, the approach to fighting crime has been ineffective and rooted in false choices. When two-thirds of people released from prison are later convicted of a new crime, the system just isn't working. In this book, Kamala Harris, a career prosecutor in the U.S., shatters the old distinctions and offers a cogent and compelling argument for changes in the roles of prosecutors, judges, prisons, and the community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780811865289 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 296 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction and overview: The emerging importance of prisoner reentry to crime and community
  • Who's coming home? : a profile of returning prisoners
  • The origins and evolution of modern parole
  • The changing nature of parole supervision and services
  • How we help : preparing inmates for release
  • How we hinder : legal and practical barriers to reintegration
  • Revolving door justice : inmate release and recidivism
  • The victim's role in prisoner reentry
  • What to do? : reforming parole and reentry practices
  • Conclusions: When punitive policies backfire.
In 2003, well over half a million jailed Americans will leave prison and return to society. Largely uneducated, unskilled, often without family support, and with the stigma of a prison record hanging over them, many if not most will experience serious social and psychological problems after release. Fewer than one in three prisoners receive substance abuse or mental health treatment while incarcerated, and each year fewer and fewer participate in the dwindling number of vocational or educational pre-release programs, leaving many all but unemployable. Not surprisingly, the great majority is rearrested, most within six months of their release. What happens when all those sent down the river come back up-and out? As long as there have been prisons, society has struggled with how best to help prisoners reintegrate once released. But the current situation is unprecedented. As a result of the quadrupling of the American prison population in the last quarter century, the number of returning offenders dwarfs anything in America's history. What happens when a large percentage of inner-city men, mostly Black and Hispanic, are regularly extracted, imprisoned, and then returned a few years later in worse shape and with dimmer prospects than when they committed the crime resulting in their imprisonment? What toll does this constant "churning" exact on a community? And what do these trends portend for public safety? A crisis looms, and the criminal justice and social welfare system is wholly unprepared to confront it. Drawing on dozens of interviews with inmates, former prisoners, and prison officials, Joan Petersilia convincingly shows us how the current system is failing, and failing badly. Unwilling merely to sound the alarm, Petersilia explores the harsh realities of prisoner reentry and offers specific solutions to prepare inmates for release, reduce recidivism, and restore them to full citizenship, while never losing sight of the demands of public safety. As the number of ex-convicts in America continues to grow, their systemic marginalization threatens the very society their imprisonment was meant to protect. America spent the last decade debating who should go to prison and for how long. Now it's time to decide what to do when prisoners come home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195386127 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Orphans in New York
  • An ambitious plan
  • Journey to a new life
  • The kindness of strangers
  • The drifters
  • Bad blood
  • Success stories
  • Mothers and fathers
  • The end of orphan trains.
Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The development of crime policy in the United States for many generations has been hampered by a drastic shortage of knowledge and data, an excess of partisanship and instinctual responses, and a one-way tendency to expand the criminal justice system. Even if a three-decade pattern of prison growth came to a full stop in the early 2000s, the current debate will be by far the most punitive in US history, hitting some minority communities particularly hard. The book examines the history, scope and effects of the revolution in America's response to crime since 1970. Henry Ruth and Kevin Reitz offer a comprehensive, long-term, pragmatic approach to increase public understanding of and find improvements in the nation's response to crime. Concentrating on meaningful areas for change in policing, sentencing, guns, drugs and juvenile crime, they discuss such topics as new priorities for the use of incarceration; aggressive policing; the war on drugs; the need to switch the gun control debate to a focus on crime gun regulation; a new focus on offenders' transition from confinement to freedom; and the role of private enterprise. A book that rejects traditional liberal and conservative outlooks, "The Challenge of Crime" takes a major step in offering new approaches for the nation's responses to crime.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674008915 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 396 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • ch. 1. Prisoners once removed : the children and families of prisoners / Jeremy Travis and Michelle Waul
  • ch. 2. The psychological impact of incarceration : implications for postprison adjustment / Craig Haney
  • ch. 3. A woman's journey home : challenges for female offenders / Stephanie S. Covington
  • ch. 4. The skill sets and health care needs of released offenders / Gerald G. Gaes and Newton Kendig
  • ch. 5. From one generation to the next : how criminal sanctions are reshaping family life in urban America / Donald Braman and Jennifer Wood
  • ch. 6. The effects of parental incarcerations on children : perspectives, promises, and policies / Ross D. Parke and K. Alison Clarke-Stewart
  • ch. 7. The adolescent children of incarcerated parents : a developmental perspective / J. Mark Eddy and John B. Reid
  • ch. 8. Prisoners and their families : parenting issues during incarceration / Creasie Finney Hairston
  • ch. 9. Criminal justice and health and human services : an exploration of overlapping needs, resources, and interests in Brooklyn neighborhoods / Eric Cadora with Charles Swartz and Mannix Gordon
  • ch. 10. Incarceration, reentry, and social capital : social networks in the balance / Dina R. Rose and Todd R. Clear
  • ch. 11. Building partnerships to strengthen offenders, families, and communities / Shelli Balter Rossman.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01
xii, 233 p. 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-384-01, LAW-527-01
xxv, 640 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)