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Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Samuel Walker

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the American Bar Foundation Survey of the Administration of Criminal Justice (1953–69) “discovered” the phenomenon of discretion in criminal justice, it has become something of a truism that ... More


Contemporary Crime Politics in Congress

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing on three datasets of congressional hearings on crime, this chapter offers a picture of the interest group environment at the national level that is decidedly skewed toward government ... More


Not Just Deserts: A Republican Theory of Criminal Justice

John Braithwaite and Philip Pettit

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240563
eISBN:
9780191680205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240563.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers a new approach to sentencing and punishment. It inaugurates a radical shift in the research agenda of criminology. The authors attack currently fashionable retributivist theories of ... More


The Machinery of Criminal Justice

Stephanos Bibas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195374681
eISBN:
9780199933204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374681.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Two centuries ago the criminal justice system was primarily run by laymen. In court, victims and defendants interacted face to face while lay jurors from the community sat in judgment. Jury trials ... More


Smarter Ways to Fight Crime

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By 2001, the federal government was spending more than $5.3 billion each year to help states and cities combat crime, on top of the many billions allocated locally. In many instances, the money was ... More


Introduction

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how criminal justice helps to construct society by reaffirming common values at the moment they meet with opposition. It also introduces the English School approach to the study ... More


Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties

Dan Markel, Jennifer M. Collins, and Ethan J. Leib

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380064
eISBN:
9780199855308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380064.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book answers two basic but under-appreciated questions: first, how does the American criminal justice system address a defendant's family status? And, second, how should a defendant's family ... More


The Rise and Fall of LEAA

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A major federal anticrime agency had its roots in an Office of Law Enforcement Assistance established in the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. The agency was enacted into law in a wide‐ranging crime law ... More


Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury

Albert W. Dzur

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199874095
eISBN:
9780199980024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874095.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focusing contemporary democratic theory on the neglected topic of punishment, this book argues for increased civic engagement in criminal justice as an antidote to the American penal state. It ... More


Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Anja Seibert-Fohr

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal punishment is increasingly regarded as a necessary element of human rights protection. There is a growing conviction at the international level that those responsible for the most serious ... More


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