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Conducting Research in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings

Michael G. Vaughn, Carrie Pettus-Davis, and Jeffrey J. Shook

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199782857
eISBN:
9780199949663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782857.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Communities and Organizations

The growth of the criminal justice system poses a number of significant problems that require ongoing research efforts by scholars across multiple disciplines. Despite the impact that the criminal ... More


Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

Charles Patrick Ewing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732678
eISBN:
9780199894550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Over the past quarter century Congress, state legislatures, and the courts have radically reshaped America's laws dealing with sex offenders in an effort to reduce the prevalence of sex offenses. ... More


Proportionate Sentencing: Exploring the Principles

Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272600
eISBN:
9780191709692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The principle that a sentence should be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence remains at the centre of penal practice and scholarly debate. This book explores highly topical aspects of ... More


Three Strikes : Baseball to 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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Much of the increase in crime that hit the US in the 1980s and 1990s was blamed on habitual offenders. For many years, prison wardens and parole boards had decided when most inmates would be ... More


Epilogue

Charles Patrick Ewing

in Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732678
eISBN:
9780199894550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. Over the past two decades or so, federal, state, and local governments have waged a so-called “war on sex offenders.” Legislators and policymakers have ... More


Juveniles at Risk: A Plea for Preventive Justice

Christopher Slobogin and Mark R. Fondacaro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199778355
eISBN:
9780199895151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778355.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

First established at the end of the 19th century, the juvenile justice system has long been searching for an effective set of guiding principles. Over the last hundred years, through a series of ... More


Sexual Victimization: Offenders Speak Out about Their Victims

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

There are several characteristics that designate a crime (that is, being unusual), an offender (being famous), or a victim (being important) as “newsworthy.” With child sexual victimizations, ... More


The Paradoxical Consequences of Success

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the question of activists' engagement with the state, examining the different forms that movement organizations' relationships with state authorities took during the 1990s and ... More


Crime and Impunity

Hyman Gross

in Crime and Punishment: A Concise Moral Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644711
eISBN:
9780191738944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644711.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the notions of crime and impunity. Criminal punishment is a terrible source of human misery. Thus, its reduction represents moral progress, and it should be carried on generally ... More


Washington State Deliberates: From Fortress Prison to De‐Escalation

Vanessa Barker

in The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195370027
eISBN:
9780199871315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370027.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details the case study of Washington State. It shows how a democratic process based on deliberative democracy led to relatively mild penal regime, with low rates of imprisonment and high ... More


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