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Exploring Criminal Justice & Criminology . . .

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Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment

Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment

Elaine Gunnison and Jacqueline B. Helfgott

In this comprehensive exploration of the core issues surrounding offender reentry, Elaine Gunnison and Jacqueline Helfgott highlight the constant tension between policies meant to ensure smooth reintegration and the social forces—especially the stigma of a criminal record—that can prevent it from happening. Gunnison and Helfgott focus on the factors that enhance reentry success as    More >

Depolicing: When Police Officers Disengage

Depolicing: When Police Officers Disengage

Willard M. Oliver

Depolicing—the withdrawal from proactive law enforcement by officers on the line—has become an increasing concern within both police departments and the communities that they serve. Willard Oliver, a former policeman himself, draws on extensive interviews with officers in a variety of jurisdictions to explore how prevalent depolicing has become, why officers engage in it, and what can    More >

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Gender, Crime, and Justice: Exploring the Dynamics

Andrew Wilczak

Exactly what role does gender play in crime, and in the criminal justice system? Addressing this two-part question from the perspective of the offender, the victim, the community, and the overall justice system, Andrew Wilczak provides an accessible introduction to the full range of issues involved. Notably, this comprehensive text: • features an inclusive focus on both men and    More >

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

When Police Use Force: Context, Methods, Outcomes

Craig Boylstein

New technology has offered the public the opportunity to witness police use of force far more frequently than in the past—and has brought into sharp focus a number of big questions. Where does police power to use force come from? How have the federal courts ruled on the subject?  What sort of guidelines have police departments given their officers, and are they appropriate guidelines?    More >

Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System

Deborah Koetzle and Shelley Johnson Listwan, editors

Drug courts—a rare success story in the criminal justice system—are generally credited with reducing recidivism and providing a lower-cost alternative to incarceration. They have also spawned the development of other specialty courts. The authors of Drug Courts and the Criminal Justice System provide a comprehensive analysis of just how drug courts work, systematically examining the    More >

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age

Tania G. Levey

Women who use social media are often subjected to blatant sexual harassment, facing everything from name calling to threats of violence. Aside from being disturbing, what does this abuse tell us about gender and sexual norms? And can we use the Internet to resist, even transform, destructive misogynistic norms? Exploring the language of shaming and silencing women in the cybersphere, Tania    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Applications are now being accepted for the Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, which is sponsored by LRP and awarded by the International Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus for International Studies. The $2,000 grant may be used to support any number of activities: for example, travel to a professional conference or workshop or to conduct interviews; or the purchase of books, software, databases, or other materials needed for research. For application guidelines, visit here. Note that the application deadline is October 1, 2018!
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