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U.S. Criminal Justice Policy, Second Edition
A Contemporary Reader

Author(s): Karim Ismaili, PhD, Vice Provost and Professor of Criminology, Bridgewater State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284020250
  • Paperback    408 pages      © 2017
Price: $112.95 US List
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An Updated Exploration into Contemporary U.S. Criminal Justice Policy

This updated Second Edition surveys the incredibly dynamic field of criminal justice policy in the United States. The collection addresses how criminal policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities facing policy-makers. Findings are linked to broader institutional, cultural, and global criminal justice trends, and are used to determine what current research reveals about crime policy and democratic governance. U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader, Second Edition encourages readers to engage in a dialogue about criminal justice policy, as well as think about the potential for criminal justice reform.

Features & Benefits

  • Features the work of criminal justice policy experts from across the U.S.
  • Presents a contextual framework for understanding criminal justice policy-making in the United States.
  • Brings a policy focus to a wide range of pressing issues in policing, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
  • Explores a number of challenging policy issues including, immigration, technology, financial and environmental regulation, human trafficking, and public health  
  • Includes a new chapter on the intersection of criminal justice and national security policy.
  • Provides discussion questions to encourage the investigation of key topics and to enhance understanding of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy.
  • A downloadable Test Bank is available to adopting institutions

Applicable Courses

This book is intended as a primary or supplemental text in criminal justice policy courses, which are primarily offered at junior or senior level in criminal justice programs, as well as in many graduate programs.

    Chapter  1  Thinking About Criminal Justice Policy: Process, Players, and Politics
Karim Ismaili, PhD
Part  1  Public Policy and the Criminal Justice System
    Chapter  2  The Significance of Race in Contemporary Urban Policing Policy
Delores Jones-Brown, Kevin Moran, Erica King-Toler, Susruta Sudula
    Chapter  3  Combative and Cooperative Law Enforcement in Post-September 11th America
Ben Brown
    Chapter  4  Policies Promoting School-Police Partnerships
Nicole Bracy, PhD
    Chapter  5  Procedural Fairness, Criminal Justice Policy, and the Courts
David Rottman, PhD
    Chapter  6  Criminal Justice Policy and Problem-Solving Courts
Susan Krumholz, JD, PhD
    Chapter  7  U.S. Corrections Policy Since the 1970s
Steven Barkan, PhD
    Chapter  8  Reentry as a Process Rather Than a Moment
Sema Teheri, Natasha Frost, PhD
    Chapter  9  The U.S. Juvenile Justice Policy Landscape
Janeen Willison, Daniel Mears, Jeffrey Butts, PhD
Part  2  Crime Policy Intersections
    Chapter  10  Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Following 9/11
Jeff Gruenewald, Brent Smith
    Chapter  11  Through The Looking Glass: Exploring the Relationship Between Contemporary Immigration and Crime Control Policies
Dana Greene
    Chapter  12  Technology and Criminal Justice Policy
Stephen Gies, Phelan Wyrick, Eoin Healy
    Chapter  13  White Collar Crime and Public Policy: Crimes of High Finance and Environmental Crimes
David Friedrichs, Olivia Salama
    Chapter  14  Criminal Justice Policy and Transnational Crime: The Case of Anti-Human Trafficking Policy
Barbara Ann Stolz
    Chapter  15  When is Crime a Public Health Problem?
Gregory DeLone, Miriam DeLone

Karim Ismaili, PhD-Vice Provost and Professor of Criminology, Bridgewater State University

Karim Ismaili is Vice Provost and Professor of Criminology at Bridgewater State University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Vincentian Center for Social Justice at St. John's University, an affiliate of the Center for Excellence in Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS), and a member of the Ryerson University Law Research Center.

Born and raised in London, England, Karim emigrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada as a teenager. After completing his B.A. in criminology at Simon Fraser University, he returned to England and completed an M.Phil. in criminology at the University of Cambridge. He then went on to study political science at the University of Western Ontario. His doctoral dissertation explored the criminal justice policy-making process and drew on three years of participant observational research conducted in the Ministry of the Solicitor General Canada and Department of Justice Canada.

Prior to his appointment as Vice Provost, Karim served as Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State (2013-2014). He has held professorships at Kennesaw State University in Metropolitan Atlanta, where he also served as Associate Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2010-2013); at Ryerson University in Toronto (2006-2010), where he was the Inaugural Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology; at St. John’s University in New York City (1997-2006), and at Radford University in Virginia (1996-1997). He has also served as a visiting professor of Behavioral Science at the New York Police Academy.

Karim's areas of teaching, research and publishing include criminal justice policy and analysis, penology, criminological theory, crime and inequality, and post 9/11 crime and security developments. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and has been interviewed by news outlets that include WNYC (New York Public Radio), WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio), TVOntario, and The New York Times.

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ISBN-13: 9781284020250

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