Public Policy, Crime, and Criminal Justice, 2/e
Barry W. Hancock, Southwest State University
Paul M. Sharp, Auburn University at Montgomery
Published July, 1999 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 2000, 448 pp.
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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in
Public Affairs, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Political Science,
Police Studies, and Public Administration.
This unique anthology exposes students to a collection
of original works that provide a bridge between issues related to
public policy. Students are exposed to a whole-system view
of policy, crime, and criminal justice.
NEWUpdated Questions for Discussion
Original articles are strategically organized throughoutBeginning
with a general discussion of public policy, then the causes of crime,
the components of the criminal justice system, and the implications
- This learning tool integrates the readings with students'
thinking through open class discussion, exercises, or individual assignments.
Presents original sourcesAllowing students to
broaden their understanding of a particular area free of the authors'
interpretation of the material.
- The traditional components of the criminal justice system
are covered as each relates to policy within that component
and the system as a whole.
- With original works, the text addresses the policy dimensions
of crime and criminal justice specifically rather than in supplemental
(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Questions for Discussion
I. PUBLIC POLICY AND CRIME.
1. The Public Policy Process in the United States,
William P. Hojnacki.
2. Public Policy and Criminology: An Historical and Philosophical Reassessment, James F. Gilsinan.
3. Science, Public Policy, and the Career Paradigm,
Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi.
4. Crime, Justice, and the Social Environment,
5. At the Roots of Violence: The Progressive Decline
and the Dissolution of the Family, George B. Palermo and Douglas Simpson.
6. Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System:
A Summary, Joan Petersilia.
7. The Intersection of Drug Use and Criminal Behavior:
Results from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, Lana
Harrison and Joseph Gfroerer.
II. PUBLIC POLICY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
The Criminal Justice System.
8. Two Models of the Criminal Justice System: An
Organizational Perspective, Malcolm M. Feeley.
9. The Desirability of Goal Conflict within the
Criminal Justice System, Kevin N. Wright.
III. TRENDS IN PUBLIC POLICY, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
10. Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics
of Law and Law Enforcement, William Chambliss.
11. Developing Police Policy: An Evaluation of the
Control Principle, Geoffrey P. Alpert and William C. Smith.
12. Who Ya Gonna Call? The Police as Problem-Busters,
John E. Eck and William Spelman.
13. Transforming the Police, Stephen D. Mastrofski
and Craig D. Uchida.
14. Priority Prosecution of High-Rate Dangerous Offenders,
Marcia R. Chaiken and Jan M. Chaiken.
15. The Capacity of Courts as Policy Making Forums,
Christopher E. Smith.
16. Court Clerks, Court Administrators, and Judges:
Conflict in Managing the Courts, G. Larry Mays and William A. Taggart.
17. Sentencing Reform and Correctional Policy: Some
Unanswered Questions, Edward E. Rhine.
18. The Limits of Punishment as Social Policy,
Don C. Gibbons.
19. Adapting Conservative Correctional Policies to
the Economic Realities of the 1990s, Alida V. Merlo and Peter J.
20. The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War
on Crime through Incarceration, Joseph W. Rogers.
21. Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime: A Comprehensive
Strategy, John J. Wilson and James C. Howell.
22. Youth Gangs and Public Policy, C. Ronald Huff.
23. A Policy Maker's Guide to Controlling Delinquency
and Crime through Family Interventions, Kevin N. Wright and Karen
24. Emerging Trends and Issues in Juvenile Justice,
Michael F. Aloisi.
25. Policy Relevance and the Future of Criminology,
26. Crime Control as Human Rights Enforcement,
27. Moving into the New Millennium: Toward a Feminist
Vision of Justice, M. Kay Harris.
28. Confronting Crime: Looking toward the Twenty-First
Century, Elliott Currie.
29. Beyond the Fear of Crime: Reconciliation as the
Basis for Criminal Justice Policy, Russ Immarigeon.