The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Paperback | August 28, 2013

EditorMichael Tonry

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Although criminal justice systems in developed Western countries are much alike in form, structure, and function, the American system is unique. While it is structurally similar to those of other Western countries, the punishments it imposes are often vastly harsher. No other Western countryretains capital punishment or regularly employs life-without-parole, three-strikes, or lengthy mandatory minimum sentencing laws. As a result, the U.S. imprisonment rate of nearly 800 per 100,000 residents dwarfs rates elsewhere. The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice is an essential guide to the development and operation of the American criminal justice system. A leading scholar in the field and an experienced editor, Michael Tonry has brought together a team of first-rate scholars to provide an authoritative andcomprehensive overview and introduction to this crucial institution. Expertly organized, the various sections of the Handbook explore the American criminal justice system from a variety of perspectives - including its purposes, functions, problems, and priorities - and present analyses of police andpolicing, juvenile justice, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections, making it a complete and unrivaled portrait of how America approaches crime and criminal justice, and giving persuasive answers as to why and how it has developed to what it is today.Accessibly written for a wide audience, the Handbook serves as a definitive reference for scholars and a broad survey for students in criminology and criminal justice.

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Although criminal justice systems in developed Western countries are much alike in form, structure, and function, the American system is unique. While it is structurally similar to those of other Western countries, the punishments it imposes are often vastly harsher. No other Western countryretains capital punishment or regularly emplo...

Michael Tonry is Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:992 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199338280

ISBN - 13:9780199338283

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List of Contributors1. Michael Tonry: Crime and Criminal Justice2. Eric Baumer: Crime Trends3. Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington: Evidence-based Crime PolicyPurposes and Functions4. Michael Tonry: Punishment5. Brandon C. Welsh: Crime Prevention6. Frank T. Cullen and Paula Smith: Treatment and Rehabilitation7. Robert Apel and Daniel Nagin: General Deterrence8. Kathy Daly and Gitana Proietti-Scifoni: Reparation and Restoration9. Matt Matravers: Reassurance, Reinforcement, and LegitimacyProblems and Priorities10. Jonathan P. Caulkins and Mark A. R. Kleiman: Drugs and Crime11. Cassia Spohn: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime12. Rosemary Gartner: Sex, Gender, and Crime13. Sandra Bucerius: Immigrants and Crime14. Charles Wellford: Guns and Crime15. Aaron Chalfin and Steven Raphael: Work and CrimePolice and Policing16. Stephen D. Mastrofski and James J. Willis: Police Organization17. Lawrence W. Sherman: Police and Crime Control18. Michael D. Reisig: Community and Problem-oriented Policing19. Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic: Legitimacy and Lawful PolicingJuvenile Justice20. Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop: Juvenile Justice21. Candace McCoy: Prosecution22. Brian Johnson: Sentencing23. Michael Tonry: Mandatory Penalties24. Ray Paternoster: Capital PunishmentCommunity and Institutional Corrections25. Brandon Applegate: Jails and Pretrial Release26. Stan C. Proband: Probation and Community Penalties27. Ojmarrh Mitchell: Drug and Other Specialty Courts28. Yvonne Jewkes: Prisons29. Candace Kruttschnitt: Women's Prisons30. Joan Petersilia: Parole and Prisoner Reentry