Books give you in-depth information on a topic, and are good sources for information that happened in the past or interpretive information for an on-going event or problem.
Recommended Reference Books
Capital Punishment by Paul ConnorsGives the pros and cons of capital punishment, the ethical question, and if it's a deterrent to crime.
Call Number: KF9227 .C2 C347 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-12
Conviction of the Innocent by Brian L. Cutler (Editor)In the last several decades, over 250 citizens convicted of major felonies were found innocent and were exonerated. Today, thanks to the work of psychologists and other criminal justice researchers, the psychological foundations that underlie conviction of the innocent are becoming clear. There is real hope that these findings can lead to positive reforms, reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice, and avoid the consequences of wrongful convictions to victims and society.
Call Number: HV7419 .C692 2012
Publication Date: 2011-08-15
Introduction to Criminal Justice by Robert Bohm; Keith Haleypt. 1. The foundations of criminal justice -- pt. 2. Law enforcement -- pt. 3. The courts -- pt. 4. Corrections -- pt. 5. Additional issues in criminal justice --
Call Number: TXT HV9950 .B63 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-04
Juvenile Crime by Noël MerinoIn addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues.
Call Number: HV9104 .J8318 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-30
Juvenile Justice by Jean LeverichExamines juvenile justice in the United States, focusing on due process, the right to privacy, and the death penalty.
Call Number: KF9779 .J884 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-02
Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior by Shannon FiackFrom the Publisher: Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
Call Number: HV6133 .M455 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-05
Rehabilitating Sexual Offenders by William L. Marshall; American Psychological Association Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: RC560 .S47 R42 2011
Publication Date: 2011-02-15
School Violence by Lucinda AlmondEssays debate the issue of school violence in America, covering such topics as whether or not it is a prevalent problem, what the factors are that contribute to it, and whether stricter gun control laws can lead to its reduction.
Call Number: LB3013.32 .S348 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-05
Texas Government by Neal R. Tannahill
Call Number: JK4816 .T36 2009
Publication Date: 2008-05-12
Crime in the City by Lesley Williams ReidBy exploring the political and economic histories of Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, and New Orleans, Reid documents how each city experienced the demise of the industrial, welfare-state political economy and the rise of the post-industrial, absentee-state political economy and how these transformations have affected urban crime rates. Crime rates increased as manufacturing employment decreased.
Interviews are a frequent and important part of empirical research in political science, but graduate programs rarely offer discipline-specific training in selecting interviewees, conducting interviews, and using the data thus collected. Interview Research in Political Science addresses this vital need, offering hard-won advice for both graduate students and faculty members. The contributors to this book have worked in a variety of field locations and settings and have interviewed a wide array of informants, from government officials to members of rebel movements and victims of wartime violence, from lobbyists and corporate executives to workers and trade unionists.
Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text'- Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College'Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and SAGE on a most welcome'skills'text for Criminal Justice students...
Publication Date: 2006-04-27
Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors by Stephen E. Lambert; Debra ReganAnnotation Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors helps students explore career options within their field of study. Every aspect of the job-search process is covered, including assessing talents and skills, exploring options, making a smooth transition from college to career, conducting an effective job search, and landing the job.
Publication Date: 2001-04-02
Youth Violence, Resilience, and Rehabilitation by Joan Serra HoffmanLittle research has focused on the termination of assaultive behavior among high-risk children and youth, and on the phenomenology of the young person’s own experience. Over a period of nine years Hoffman worked with 20 young participants now between the ages of 20 and 32, jointly exploring their individual and collective pathways out of serious and chronic violence. The study contributes to a common theory of change and rehabilitation for young people who have been seriously violence involved and impacted by trauma.