The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

ISBN : 9780195395082

Michael Tonry
1008 Pages
183 x 249 mm
Pub date
Nov 2011
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This handbook provides an accessible, high-quality, and comprehensive introduction to and overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. It is divided into five sections covering the purposes and functions of the system, its problems and priorities, and its main institutions-police and policing, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections. Highly regarded in the field, Michael Tonry brings together a mix of established, senior scholars and up-and-coming writers to provide authoritative and cutting-edge contributions on hot-button topics, from the justice system's handling of immigration and terrorism to racial profiling, parole, and re-entry, as well as bread-and-butter issues like incapacitation, jails, drugs, and police strategy. As countries vary substantially in the detailed operation of some agencies and few scholars have detailed knowledge of the operation of two or more countries' systems, the focus is principally, though not exclusively, on the American justice system.


1. Crime and Criminal Justice, Michael Tonry
2. Crime Trends, Eric Baumer
3. Evidence-based Crime Policy, Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington
Part I, Purposes and Functions
4. Punishment, Michael Tonry
5. Crime Prevention, Brandon C. Welsh
6. Treatment and Rehabilitation, Frank T. Cullen and Paula Smith
7. General Deterrence, Robert Apel and Daniel Nagin
8. Reparation and Restoration, Kathy Daly and Gitana Proietti-Scifoni
9. Reassurance, Reinforcement, and Legitimacy, Matt Matravers
Part II, Problems and Priorities
10. Drugs and Crime, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Mark A. R. Kleiman
11. Race, Ethnicity, and Crime, Cassia Spohn
12. Sex, Gender, and Crime, Rosemary Gartner
13. Immigrants and Crime, Sandra Bucerius
14. Guns and Crime, Charles Wellford
15. Work and Crime, Aaron Chalfin and Steven Raphael
Part III, Police and Policing
16. Police Organization, Stephen D. Mastrofski and James J. Willis
17. Police and Crime Control, Lawrence W. Sherman
18. Community and Problem-oriented Policing, Michael D. Reisig
19. Legitimacy and Lawful Policing, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic
Part IV, Juvenile Justice
20. Juvenile Justice, Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop
Part V, Prosecution and Sentencing
21. Prosecution, Candace McCoy
22. Sentencing, Brian Johnson
23. Mandatory Penalties, Michael Tonry
24. Capital Punishment, Ray Paternoster
Part VI, Community and Institutional Corrections
25. Jails and Pretrial Release, Brandon Applegate
26. Probation and Community Penalties, Stan C. Proband
27. Drug and Other Specialty Courts, Ojmarrh Mitchell
28. Prisons, Yvonne Jewkes
29. Women's Prisons, Candace Kruttschnitt
30. Parole and Prisoner Reentry, Joan Petersilia

About the author: 

Michael Tonry is Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence at the University of Minnesota Law School.

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