Author: Alex Alvarez,Ronet Bachman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534534707

Category: Law

Page: 212

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A part of the Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series, this text is one of a few to exclusively address the core issues that relate to criminal homicide in the United States. MURDER AMERICAN STYLE provides an interdisciplinary theoretical approach to understanding the patterns and trends of lethal violence in America.
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Images, Realities, and Policies

Author: Ray Surette

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice. Its scholarship is impeccable, its style direct and approachable, and its format engaging and complete with visual examples and a collection of lighter sidebar material to complement the main discussions. With the rise of media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment, the importance of the interplay between the mass media news and entertainment systems and the criminal justice system may be greater today than ever before. Surette comprehensively explores this interplay and emphasizes the fact that people use knowledge obtained from the media to build a picture of the world and then proceed to base their actions on this constructed image.
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Author: Daniel Niemeyer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304201651

Category: Nineteen fifties

Page: 283

View: 9119

Facets of the Fifties. A reference guide to an iconic Decade of Movie Palaces, Television, Classic Cars, Sports, Department Stores, Trains, Music, Food, Fashion and more
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Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6717

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell
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Key Terms and Major Court Cases

Author: Dean J. Champion

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810854062

Category: Law

Page: 513

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Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.
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The Politics of Crime Control

Author: Rudolph Joseph Gerber,John M. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275997809

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

View: 8034

Presents arguments debunking a variety of myths surrounding capital punishment in the United States.
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Author: Ronet Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761928774

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 5464

Based on Russell Schutt’s Investigating the Social World, the most successful social research text to have been published in a generation, The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and adapted specifically for criminal justice courses and programs. The authors originally wrote this book to teach research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students and the field. The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Second Edition is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students taking a research methods course in criminology or criminal justice.
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Overcoming Prison and Addiction

Author: Charles M. Terry

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534599041

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

View: 7795

An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction---both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.
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Author: Scott H. Decker

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534598419

Category: Law

Page: 298

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Presented in this book are current practices within policing and juvenile justice (focusing on gangs), which utilize the community-policing model. By looking at specific strategies and their efficacy, the authors attempt to combat a major perceived problem with community policing; that the methodology of community policing can be subjective and nebulous, using ill-defined and misinterpreted practices. This book shows what is working for agencies across the country and how these "best practices" can be employed. Includes a focus on Boston as a model for gang policing strategies, other chapters are set in different regions of the United States.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 258

View: 1526

This text takes a comprehensive look at women in America's prisons, covering the history of women's prisons, crime rates, and sentencing practices. It provides detailed descriptions of prisoner subcultures, programs, management and staff issues, and legal issues of female prisoners, while also expanding beyond U.S. soil to compare women's prisons in other countries.
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The Enduring Problem

Author: Alex Alvarez,Ronet Bachman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412916852

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 488

Violence comprises a historical and contemporary discussion of the origins, patterns, and causes of violence in society. Through the use of contemporary and historical sources this book explore a variety of individual and collective types of violent crimes. It incorporates a broad interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the patterns and correlates of violence using the most up-to-date research and theories and presents them in a style intended to be accessible to a wide audience of readers.
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Understanding and Reforming the Prison

Author: Robert Johnson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534507176

Category: Law

Page: 344

View: 329

A seminal work, this is a unique book in that it provides personal accounts from prisoners telling what it is really like to live in prison as well as historical and contextual information. It is the personal stories, which provide a realistic and poignant look at what life is like as a prisoner, that are the strength of this book.
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Kriminalroman (Mordkommission Dublin 1)

Author: Tana French

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104001049

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 8132

»Ich sehne mich nach der Wahrheit. Und ich lüge.« Er ist ein erfolgreicher Ermittler. Man vertraut ihm schwierige Fälle an. Er löst sie alle. Bis eine Leiche gefunden wird – an dem Ort, der seine tiefsten Ängste weckt ... In der Ausgrabungsstätte Knocknaree bei Dublin wird ein Mädchen tot aufgefunden, aufgebahrt auf einem Opferaltar. Der junge Ermittler Rob Ryan und seine Partnerin Cassie Maddox übernehmen den Fall. Doch alle Spuren führen nur tiefer in ein unergründliches Dickicht. Und niemand darf erfahren, was mit Ryan vor zwanzig Jahren im Wald von Knocknaree geschehen ist. »Fangen Sie mit diesem Buch nicht an, wenn Sie die Nacht gut durchschlafen wollen.« Publishers weekly
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Gender, Crime, and Justice

Author: Joanne Belknap

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

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The definitive text for the course, Belknap covers women and the criminal justice system with a focus on three major areas: (1) female offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system; (2) female victims of crime; and (3) female employees of the agencies of the criminal justice system.
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Author: Elayne Rapping

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814775608

Category: Law

Page: 309

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Historians consider the previous century to have been one of the most violent periods in human history. As we move into an era where violence is sanitized and normalized in the media, and depicted as glamorous and fun, how will we relate to the violence in our midst? Why do people and their governments choose to engage in violent activity? How to peaceful people who live under violent conditions such as warfare or domestic abuse make sense of it? Catherine Besteman tackles these questions in this multi-disciplinary anthology that explores the topic of violence from a wide variety of perspectives. The first section focuses on state violence and deals with nationalism, warmaking and the Nazi genocide. The second section treats the question of anti-state violence with essays on the IRA, Sihk rebels and the paramilitary conflict in the Balkans. The third section examines criminal violence such as armed robbery, murder and sexual assualt while the final section explores how ordinary citizens respond when their societies are suffused with violence. Combining classic essays by Max Weber and Hannah Arendt, with contemporary treatments by leading scholars such as Michael Taussig and Julie Peteet, this anthology is designed for course use and is accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Contributors: Max Weber, Charles Tilly, Hannah Arendt, Zygmunt Bauman, Martha Crenshaw, Deborah Poole, Cynthia Mahmood, Begonia Aretxaga, Rhonda Copelon, Jack Katz, Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Fraser, Michael Taussig, Julie Peteet, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, and Carolyn Nordstrom.
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Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3115

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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