Criminology and public policy: putting theory to work

"In the field of criminal justice, public policy is designed to address the problems brought on by criminal behavior and the response to that behavior. However, too often, the theories carefully developed in the academy fail to make their way into programs and policy. The editors and contributo...

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Contributors: Decker, Scott H. (HerausgeberIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia Rome Tokyo Temple University Press 2018
Edition:Second edition
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:"In the field of criminal justice, public policy is designed to address the problems brought on by criminal behavior and the response to that behavior. However, too often, the theories carefully developed in the academy fail to make their way into programs and policy. The editors and contributors to this second edition of Criminology and Public Policy highlight the recent development of "translational criminology" to address the growing movement in criminology to use the results of criminological research and theory to better inform policy and practice. The essays in Criminology and Public Policy propose an in-depth look at both theory and practice and how they are integrated across a number of key criminal justice problems--from racial and environmental concerns to gun control and recidivism rates as well as police use of force and mass incarceration. The end result is an essential volume that blends both theory and practice in an effort to address the critical problems in explaining, preventing, responding to, and correcting criminal behavior. Contributors include: Robert K. Ax, Michelle N. Block, Anthony A. Braga, Rod K. Brunson, Jennifer Carlson, Ronald V. Clarke, Shea Cronin, Megan Denver, Kevin M. Drakulich, Grant Duwe, Amy Farrell, Cheryl Jonson, Charis E. Kubrin, Justin Kurland, Megan Kurlychek, Shannon Magnuson, Daniel P. Mears, Robert D. Morgan, Kathleen Powell, Danielle Rudes, Cassia Spohn, Cody Telep, Natalie Todak, Glenn Trager, Jillian J. Turanovic, Sara Wakefield, Patricia Warren, David Weisburd, Michael D. White, Rob White, Lauren Wilson and the editors"--
"Each chapter of this volume marshals the most urgent findings on a major topic in criminology to introduce new readers to the relevant academic theories with an emphasis on how those theories operate consequentially in the real world. The book bridges the theory and practice of criminal justice"--
Item Description:"Revised edition of Criminology and public policy, 2010" - Rückseite der Titelseite
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Physical Description:xiv, 367 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9781439916575
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