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

Striving for Safe, Secure, and Just Communities

Author: Eduardo Barajas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Neighborhood justice centers

Page: 45

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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: Routledge

ISBN: 1134037384

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.

Restorative Community Justice

Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities

Author: Gordon Bazemore,Mara Schiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437755674

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. Discussion questions provoke thought, review and discussion.

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.

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.

Community Justice in Australia

Developing knowledge, skills and values for working with offenders in the community

Author: Brian Stout

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535646

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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An effective interweaving of complex theory with mainstream concepts. Overall an excellent book for use in Australian universities teaching criminology/social work.' Dr Jane Bolitho, Lecturer, Criminology and Social Sciences, UNSW The concept of community justice - of engaging with offenders within the community - offers an important new approach to the prevention of crime and the rehabilitation of offenders. Community Justice in Australia is the first text to consider how this concept can be successfully applied within Australia by social workers, criminologists, parole officers, police and anyone working with both adult and youth offenders. Brian Stout begins by defining community justice and outlining its successes in the United Kingdom and the United States. He then explains theories of offending behaviour, considers relevant Australian legislation, policy and common intervention strategies, and considers the implications of community justice approaches for both adult and juvenile offenders. Restorative justice is also examined and contrasted. The book's second half details practice issues including working in community justice organisations, the use of technology, and the need for community justice workers to co-create long-term change with their clients. The importance of risk management and protection of the public is explored together with a comprehensive guide to practice skills and working with involuntary clients. Each chapter also contains a detailed analysis of the implications and potential benefits of a community justice approach for culturally diverse groups and Indigenous people.

The Community Justice Ideal

Author: Todd R Clear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429976364

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Over the past quarter-century, U.S. politicians have responded to the public's fear of crime by devoting ever more resources to building and strengthening the criminal justice apparatus, which as a result has grown tremendously in size and cost. Policymakers have also taken steps to toughen procedures for dealing with suspects and criminals, and broaden legal definitions of what constitutes crime, which has led to the incarceration, under harsher-than-ever conditions, of a record-high percentage of the U.S. population. Yet public confidence in the criminal justice apparatus is, if anything, lower than ever before, and fear of crime continues to be high.In recent years, some activists, scholars, criminal-justice officials, and politicians have begun to call for a reexamination of "get-tough" crime policies. A more sensible approach to crime, they argue, would focus on "community justice"--that is, on building healthy communities in which criminality cannot take root, and on making citizens and criminal-justice into partners rather than adversaries. In this thought-provoking study, Todd Clear and David Karp provide both a broad theoretical analysis of this ideal, and a close examination of a range of attempts to put it into practice in communities throughout the country. They conclude that by making the criminal justice system and the public into partners rather than adversaries, community-justice strategies for dealing with crime are both more effective and more resource-efficient than the failed "get-tough" approach.

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.