Community Justice

An Emerging Field
Author: David R. Karp
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690848
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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Community justice is a phenomenon of growing interest among academics, policy makers, and criminal justice practitioners. The term reflects the increasing collaboration between criminal justice agencies and communities in the joint pursuit of public safety and a less tangible, but no less significant, pursuit of justice for victims, offenders, and all community members affected by crime. In this book, several leading scholars examine the central concerns of this emerging field. Subjects discussed include the role of community organizations in crime prevention; the structural and cultural issues underlying the concentration of race, poverty, and crime; community policing; and community prosecution and sanctioning.

What is Community Justice?

Case Studies of Restorative Justice and Community Supervision
Author: Todd R. Clear,David R Karp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761987468
Category: Political Science
Page: 172
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Past methods of probation and parole supervision have largely relied on caseworkers who monitor their "clients" as well as they can. But, as numbers of "clients" increase, studies indicate that this model is ineffectual. The time has come to significantly rethink the approaches to community supervision. This book addresses the specific ways of achieving these goals by presenting six case studies of probation programs that represent a practical side of the community justice ideal. What emerges is a provocative and enlightening new approach to the problems of probation and parole.

Community Justice

Modernising the Magistracy in England and Wales
Author: Andrew Sanders
Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research
ISBN: 9781860301230
Category: Justices of the peace
Page: 50
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Community Justice


Author: Todd R Clear,John R Hamilton, Jr.,Eric Cadora
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135145725
Category: Law
Page: 168
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This formative text discusses concepts of community within the context of justice policy and programs, and addresses the important relationship between the criminal justice system and the community in the USA. The book provides detailed analysis of how community justice fits within each area of the criminal justice system, and exemplifies this through the use of relevant case studies.

Community Justice


Author: Jane Winstone,Francis Pakes
Publisher: Willan
ISBN: 1134037317
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This book provides and accessible text and critical analysis of the concepts and delivery of community justice, a focal point in contemporary criminal justice. The probation service in particular has undergone radical changes in relation to professional training, roles and delivery of services, but now operates within a mosaic of a number of inter-agency initiatives. This book aims to provide a critical appreciation of community justice, its origin and direction, and to engage with debates on the ways in which the trend towards community justice is changing the criminal justice system. At the same time it examines the inter-agency character of intervention and the developing idea of end-to-end offender management, and familiarises the reader with a number of more specialist area, such as hate crime, mental illness, substance abuse, and victims.

Victims of Crime and Community Justice


Author: Brian Williams
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101955
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Can a victim's experience really be improved purely by diminishing the rights of offenders and increasing penalties for offending? Dr Williams lays bare the assumptions about victims and offenders that currently restrict efficient policy-making.

Restorative Community Justice

Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities
Author: Gordon Bazemore,Mara Schiff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317521714
Category: Political Science
Page: 375
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An anthology of original essays, this book presents debates over practice, theory, and implementation of restorative justice. Attention is focused on the movement’s direction toward a more holistic, community-oriented approach to criminal justice intervention.

Values in criminology and community justice


Author: Cowburn, Malcolm,Duggan, Marian,Anne Robinson,Paul Senior
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447300351
Category: Social Science
Page: 394
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This timely and thought-provoking collection of writings considers values in crime theory, criminal justice and research practice, uncovering the many different 'sides' that criminologists, policy makers and researchers take.

The Problems of a Political Animal

Community, Justice, and Conflict in Aristotelian Political Thought
Author: Bernard Yack
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520913509
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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A bold new interpretation of Aristotelian thought is central to Bernard Yack's provocative new book. He shows that for Aristotle, community is a conflict-ridden fact of everyday life, as well as an ideal of social harmony and integration. From political justice and the rule of law to class struggle and moral conflict, Yack maintains that Aristotle intended to explain the conditions of everyday political life, not just, as most commentators assume, to represent the hypothetical achievements of an idealistic "best regime." By showing how Aristotelian ideas can provide new insight into our own political life, Yack makes a valuable contribution to contemporary discourse and debate. His work will excite interest among a wide range of social, moral, and political theorists.

Restoring Justice in Colombia

Conciliation in Equity
Author: S. Mahan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137270853
Category: Political Science
Page: 202
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Examining the 'Conciliation in Equity' program in Colombia, this book provides a dramatic, cross-cultural example of community justice and a model for developing alternative methods of resolving crime and conflict.

Popular Justice and Community Regeneration

Pathways of Indigenous Reform
Author: Kayleen M. Hazlehurst
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275951313
Category: Political Science
Page: 228
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Ethnographic and indigenous contributions from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand analyze human rights development of native peoples and community-based reform movements.

Community-Based Corrections


Author: Leanne Fiftal Alarid
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965760
Category: Education
Page: 400
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The tenth edition of best-selling COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONS delivers essential information on the wide array of punishments and treatment programs that constitute alternatives to prison and jail. Although some offenders need to be incarcerated for public safety reasons, this book argues that the vast majority of convicted offenders can be effectively supervised in the community--using programs that meet the level of risk posed by, and the needs of, each individual. Offering a balanced approach that reflects a strong emphasis on practical and legal matters, the book provides solid coverage of numerous community corrections programs, including probation, parole, electronic monitoring, house arrest, day-treatment centers, boot camps, restitution, and fines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Justice Fragmented

Mediating Community Disputes Under Postmodern Conditions
Author: George C. Pavlich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134829604
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Suppose you have a dispute with your neighbour, and wish to secure redress for losses incurred. How might the issue be resolved? Is it worth the cost and time delay to take the issue to court? Or is there some other approach? Over the past few decades a range of alternative, dispute resolution programmes have emerged to settle conflicts informally, outside the courtroom. Drawing on real life experiences of community mediation practices in British Columbia, Canada, the author explores informal justice as an event rendered possible by the fragmentation of justice under postmodern conditions. He develops some of Foucault's ideas on governmentality to erect an analytical framework that does not view community mediation as necessarily empowering, or an inevitable expansion of state control. The analysis identifies how one might engage with current versions of community justice and yet avoid the political apathy that too often accompanies such criticism.

Justice, Community Civil Society

A Contested Terrain
Author: Joanna Shapland
Publisher: Willan
ISBN: 1134004834
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Disquiet about the relationship between criminal justice and its publics has increased over the last decade, and this book is concerned to delve further into this contested area. It reveals how the need to innovate in response to local demandsd has resulted in very different initiatives across Europe, and also highlights the variation in intrinsic cultural attitudes to criminal justice between countries.

American Corrections


Author: Todd Clear,George Cole,Michael Reisig
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534646522
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a system of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Restorative Justice and Civil Society


Author: Heather Strang,John Braithwaite
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000536
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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This 2001 collection looks at the restorative justice movement and the relationship between restorative justice and civil society.

Review of Department of Justice Grants to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Inc. (ACORN) and Its Affiliated Organizations


Author: Glenn A. Fine
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437925944
Category:
Page: 23
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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. This review examined whether: (1) ACORN applied for federal funds through DoJ-administered grant programs; (2) ACORN received federal funds through DoJ-administered grant programs; (3) controls were placed on the use of DoJ grant funds awarded to ACORN; and (4) DoJ conducted any reviews or audits of the use of DoJ grant funds awarded to ACORN. The review also conducted the same analysis for organizations that were ACORN affiliates. The review did not find any direct DoJ grants to ACORN during the past 7 years. In total, this review found that ACORN and its affiliates received one direct grant and four sub-awards totaling approximately $200,000 between FY 2002 and 2009. Charts and tables.