Race and the Jury

Racial Disenfranchisement and the Search for Justice

Author: Hiroshi Fukurai,Edgar W. Butler,Richard Krooth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489911278

Category: Psychology

Page: 241

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In this timely volume, the authors provide a penetrating analysis of the institutional mechanisms perpetuating the related problems of minorities' disenfranchisement and their underrepresentation on juries.

Handbook of Youth and Justice

Author: Susan O. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461512891

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

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When approached by Plenum to put together a volume of social science research on the topic of "youth and justice," I found the interdisciplinary challenge of such a project intriguing. Having spent 2 years as Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation, I was well aware of the rich diversity of research that could fit within that topic. I also knew that excellent research on youth and justice was coming from different communities of researchers who often were isolated from each other in their respective disciplines as psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, or policy analysts. I saw this project as an opportunity to break down some of this isolation by introducing these researchers-and their work-to each other and to the broader community of social scientists interested in law and justice. There was another gap, or set of gaps, to be bridged as well. The juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system differ in significant ways, and the civil justice system, which is a major venue for issues of youth and justice, is yet another separate world. Few researchers are likely to know the whole picture. For example, a focus on juvenile justice often ignores the extent to which civil justice proceedings shape the lives of young people through divorce, custody, adoption, family preservation policies, and other actions (and vice versa).

Continuity and Discontinuity in Criminal Careers

Author: Paul E. Tracy,Kimberly Kempf-Leonard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 147579844X

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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It takes courage to do research on crime and delinquency. Such research is typically conducted in an atmosphere of concern about the problem it addresses and is typically justified as an attempt to discover new facts or to evaluate innovative programs or policies. When, as must often be the case, no new facts are forthcoming or innovative programs turn out not to work, hopes are dashed and time and money are felt to have been wasted. Because they take more time, longitudinal studies require even greater amounts of courage. If the potential for discovery is enhanced, so is the risk of wasted effort. Long-term longitudinal studies are thought to be especially risky for other reasons as well. Theories, issues, and sta tistical methods in vogue at the time they were planned may not be in vogue when they are finally executed. Perhaps worse, according to some perspectives, the structure of causal factors may shift during the execu tion of a longitudinal project such that in the end its findings apply to a reality that no longer exists. These fears and expectations assume an ever-changing world and a corresponding conception of research as a more or less disciplined search for news. Such ideas belittle the contributions of past research and leave us vulnerable to theories, programs, policies, and research agendas that may have only tenuous connections to research of any kind.

Contemporary Social Problems

Author: Vincent N. Parrillo

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205336364

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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* Revised chapter sequence based on user feedback: chapters flow from macro to micro level following the most commonly taught table of contents * New 'Social Constructions of Social Problems' feature provides insights for students on how social problems develop. * New 'The Globalization of Social Problems' boxes offer cross-cultural comparisons, and illustrate the universality of many social problems. * New 'Thinking About the Future' feature stimulates the sociological imagination, providing an uplifting, pro-active approach, enabling students to offer their own solutions and provide lively class debate. * Cutting-edge topics include gay genetics, charter schools, blended families, the impact of divorce on children, voter apathy, world hunger, and deforestation. * Expanded discussions of feminist and post-modernist viewpoints, global warming, pollution, HMOs and non-marital births. * Vincent Parrillos Website is linked to the Companion Website with Online Practice Tests. The authors website includes interactive social problems activities. *Eclectic theoretical approach to the study of social problems, covering all three major sociological perspectives (functionalist, conflict, int

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Gelebte Grenze Gibraltar

Transnationalismus, Lokalität und Identität in kulturanthropologischer Perspektive

Author: Dieter Haller

Publisher: Deutscher Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 9783824444076

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 2243

In der vorliegenden Ethnographie werden die Effekte der Transformation von Grenzen auf die Kultur und Gesellschaft der britischen Kronkolonie Gibraltar untersucht.

Praktische Sozialarbeit

Das 'Life Model' der sozialen Arbeit, Fortschritte in Theorie und Praxis

Author: Carel B. Germain,Alex Gittermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110511223

Category: Education

Page: 744

View: 8112


Wie Feindbilder entstehen

eine Theorie religiöser und ethnischer Konflikte

Author: Günther Schlee

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547430

Category: Conflict management

Page: 224

View: 2148