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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


Police Discretion

Samuel Walker

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

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A brief history of the politics of police discretion is explored in this chapter. The Court has been the driving force for change in policing for thirty years, however, this chapter contends that the ... More


The Law Has a Bad Opinion of Me: Chicago’s Punitive Turn

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Overlapping chronologically with the preceding chapter, chapter 4 explores a localized “punitive turn” in Chicago’s policing arrangement during the late 1940s and especially in the 1950s. Driven by ... More


Juvenile Justice Issues (2): Community-based Treatments (CBTs) for Young Offenders

Francis Wing-lin Lee

in Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Imprisonment is the usual outcome when considering measures for correction and punishment for offenders. As this method is associated with a deterrence effect, it can promote the safety of the ... More


Policing, Indigenous peoples and social order

Chris Cunneen and Juan Tauri

in Indigenous Criminology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447321750
eISBN:
9781447321774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321750.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter four discusses the policing of Indigenous peoples. It outlines the importance of various royal commissions and inquiries in Australia and Canada. The chapter considers in particular the role ... More


Racially Biased Policing: A Review of the Judicial and Legislative Literature

Delores Jones-Brown and Brian A. Maule

in Race, Ethnicity, and Policing: New and Essential Readings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776155
eISBN:
9780814777480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776155.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides an overview of the fundamental constitutional rights that inform the study of race, ethnicity, and policing; the socio-legal background in which these rights are embedded; and ... More


Kid Thugs Are Spreading Terror through the Streets: Legitimizing Supervision of Black and Latino/a Youth

Max Felker-Kantor

in Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646831
eISBN:
9781469646855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646831.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Watts uprising and anti–police abuse activism ushered in a shift in politics and policing marked by Tom Bradley’s election and his commitment to liberal law-and-order policies. Focusing on the ... More


Preventing Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence

Mary D. Fan

in The Politicization of Safety: Critical Perspectives on Domestic Violence Responses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479805648
eISBN:
9781479888733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805648.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The paradigm of the armed and dangerous mass killer in public opinion and legislation is a homicidal-suicidal stranger hunting in public. Yet half of all firearms-related homicides take place in the ... More


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