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Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective

Juvenile Delinquency: A Justice Perspective Lowest new price: $29.20
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Reflecting changes in perceptions of the juvenile crime problem and changes in juvenile justice policy, the Fourth Edition incorporates nine new articles that address a range of issues facing the juvenile justice system. Like earlier editions, this revision reflects an interdisciplinary perspective and supplements general texts with in-depth coverage of specific issues. The reader will find the articles provocative, informative, and clearly presented.

Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Shelden, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577667070) and Shelden-Macallair, Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects (ISBN 9781577665236).

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Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration

Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration Lowest new price: $11.21
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In Prison Profiteers, co-editors Tara Herivel and Paul Wright "follow the money to an astonishing constellation of prison administrators and politicians working in collusion with private parties to maximize profits" (Publishers Weekly). From investment banks, guard unions, and the makers of Taser stun guns to health care providers, telephone companies, and the U.S. military (which relies heavily on prison labor), this network of perversely motivated interests has turned the imprisonment of one out of every 135 Americans into a lucrative business.

Called "an essential read for anyone who wants to understand what’s gone wrong with criminal justice in the United States" by ACLU National Prison Project director Elizabeth Alexander, this incisive and deftly researched volume shows how billions of tax dollars designated for the public good end up lining the pockets of those private enterprises dedicated to keeping prisons packed.

"An important analysis of a troubling social trend" (Booklist) that is sure to inform and outrage any concerned citizen, Prison Profiteers reframes the conversation by exposing those who stand to profit from the imprisonment of millions of Americans.

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Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method - Criminal Defense Investigation

Uncovering Reasonable Doubt: The Component Method - Criminal Defense Investigation Lowest new price: $36.10
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Author: Brandon A. Perron

A comprehensive guide for the criminal defense investigator. The philosophical and methodical approaches to the discipline of criminal defense investigation are discussed and presented in an easy to follow format. Written for public defender investigators and private investigators engaged in the field of criminal defense investigation. Includes, case studies, diagrams, and checklists.

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The Medicolegal Death Investigator : a systematic training program for the professional death investigator

The Medicolegal Death Investigator : a systematic training program for the professional death investigator Lowest new price: $100.00
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Author: Mary Fran Ernst, William D. Haglund, Jeffery M. Jentzen Steven C. Clark

Training Text. Book is in excellent condition.

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We Get Confessions

We Get Confessions Lowest new price: $29.95
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Author: Albert Joseph
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This book embodies the highly-effective strategies and techniques as taught in the BowMac "Basic Interview and Interrogation" course utilizing the vast experience and position of its author, Albert Joseph. Al serves as one of the lead instructors for BowMac and brings his commitment and "real world" philosophy to life in the classroom and in this book. It is extremely satisfying to see 15 years of personal commitment to this program take on a lasting life form beyond the short-lived interaction we have with the thousands of officers who have taken the course.

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The Police and Society: Touchstone Readings

The Police and Society: Touchstone Readings Lowest new price: $32.47
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Author: Victor E. Kappeler
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The articles in this collection reveal fundamental assumptions about the relationship of the police to society. Articles were selected for both their complementary and their competing natures. They serve as touchstones for one another, measuring and questioning the value of previous conceptions about how policing fits into the broader social context. Many of the articles challenge the methods by which information was acquired, how practices evolved from that information, and the background assumptions that drove the construction of practices and theories. The editor s purpose in assembling this provocative volume is to facilitate systematic inquiry to help readers discover connections, to detect mutual influence, and to trace divergences of opinion. Some of the issues raised include: What is the function of the police? What does the public expect of the police institution? How many publics are there? Who benefits from police service? How are public safety and social order secured while maintaining individual rights and freedoms? To what extent do our assumptions about the police and society reflect our values and demands? To what extent do the police generate expectations? Is policing at a critical crossroads? If we analyze the recurring, central themes in policing as informed participants, perhaps our constructions and perceptions will better reflect the dynamic interrelationships between the police and society and the efficacy of those relationships for the future. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.

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Danger, Duty, and Disillusion: The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers

Danger, Duty, and Disillusion: The Worldview of Los Angeles Police Officers Lowest new price: $17.56
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Author: Joan C. Barker
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An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human element--one rarely seen by non-police--of officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, indepth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers' experiences and perceptions. "Fleshing out" her discussion is the compelling narrative of "Fred," a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An "insider" view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.

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Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability

Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability Lowest new price: $25.96
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Author: Victor E. Kappeler
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Building on the strength of previous editions, the fourth edition presents a well-conceived, clearly stated analysis of complex issues confronting law enforcement officers and administrators. Law enforcement duties sometimes place police officers in vulnerable positions regarding their legal obligations and expose them to charges of misconduct. Civil liability is an extremely expensive proposition for police officers, law enforcement agencies, governments, and— ultimately —taxpayers. Although substantial resources are often expended by the justice system to resolve liability cases, there are benefits to citizens. When the government assumes the responsibility to provide service or to protect the public, people injured by inadequate performance of those responsibilities deserve compensation; innocent parties who suffer injury should have an avenue for redress. The potential for litigation has been an impetus for better training and more responsible practices.

Titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Alpert-Fridell, Police Vehicles and Firearms: Instruments of Deadly Force (ISBN 9780881336139) and Kappeler, Police Civil Liability: Supreme Court Cases and Materials, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577664420).

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Under Investigation: The Inside Story of the Florida Attorney General's Investigation of Wilhelmina Scouting Network, the Largest Model and Talent Scam in America

Under Investigation: The Inside Story of the Florida Attorney General's Investigation of Wilhelmina Scouting Network, the Largest Model and Talent Scam in America Lowest new price: $17.96
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Author: Les Henderson

THE WORLD'S LARGEST talent and model scouting company, led by celebrity boy-band promoter Lou Pearlman, recruited over 150,000 members across America from 2000 to 2003. Based in Orlando, Florida, this enterprise operated under many names: Studio 58 Models; WHY Models; eFashionShow.com; emodel.com; Options Talent; Trans Continental Talent; Wilhelmina Scouting Network; and Web Style Network.

It charged upfront fees ranging from $395 to $995 to put an aspiring model's picture on their website, a service purportedly used by 1000 modeling agencies seeking new talent. "You could be discovered," their army of talent scouts pitched. "Become a model!" "You have the look!"

Extremely controversial, subject to many local news reports, it also received national attention in Jane, Newsweek, and on Dateline NBC. More than 2000 complaints were filed with the Florida Attorney General's Office, many with signed and notarized affidavits from consumers who felt they had been scammed. An investigation, led by Assistant Attorney General Jacqueline Dowd, was opened in July 2002.

Everyone expected Attorney General Charlie Crist to act. But he didn't. Why not? Using previously secret documents obtained through public records requests, Under Investigation takes you inside the Florida Attorney General's Office to see how the two-year investigation unfolded, and then was ultimately shut down under suspicious circumstances.


The Myth of Presidential Representation

The Myth of Presidential Representation Lowest new price: $18.98
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Author: B. Dan Wood

In The Myth of Presidential Representation, B. Dan Wood evaluates the nature of American presidential representation, examining the strongly embedded belief - held by the country's founders, as well as current American political culture and social science theory - that presidents should represent the community at large. Citizens expect presidents to reflect prevailing public sentiment and compromise in the national interest. Social scientists express these same ideas through theoretical models depicting presidential behavior as driven by centrism and issue stances adhering to the median voter. Yet partisanship seems to be a dominant theme of modern American politics. Do American presidents adhere to a centrist model of representation as envisioned by the founders? Or, do presidents typically attempt to lead the public toward their own more partisan positions? If so, how successful are they? What are the consequences of centrist versus partisan presidential representation? The Myth of Presidential Representation addresses these questions both theoretically and empirically.

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